Sign Language Dictionary

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Quiet in Sign Language

Learn how to sign quiet. Shhhh… it’s quiet time!

1. Hold both hands flat, fingers together and pointing up.
2. Cross your hands at the wrist to make a big X-shape with your arms.
3. Push your hands away from one another, bringing them out to your sides.
4. This sign looks like you are pushing away all the noise so that things are quiet. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Create song games for kids with loud and quiet. Sing the silliest song you know as loud as you can. When the leader signs quiet, switch to a whisper. Then switch back to loud and let someone else lead.
  • Continue the musical theme and try loud and quiet activities with instruments. How loud can you play? How quiet? Sign to support the directions you are giving.

Quiet. Cross your hands and ‘sh’ all the noise. Quiet.