Sign Language Dictionary

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Raccoon in Sign Language

Learn how to sign raccoon. This creature of the night is often up to something!

1. Make two V-shaped hands by extending your middle and pointer fingers out on each hand. Tuck the remaining fingers into the palms.
2. Bring the V-shaped hands up in front of your eyes.
3. Pull the hands down and away a little bit and close the V-shape so that the pointer and middle finger on each hand end up pressed together.
4. This sign looks like you are showing the raccoon’s distinct “eye mask” markings. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Get the classic children’s book, “The Kissing Hand”. This beautiful story stars a mama and baby raccoon learning a very valuable lesson. Enjoy the story together, and sign raccoon as you look at the pictures and hear the word raccoon in the story.
  • Did you know raccoons often appear to wash their food before they eat it – just like we do! Create some interactive learning for kids and have your child pretend to be a raccoon and help wash some fruits and veggies for a snack. Sign raccoon!

Raccoon! Make Vs and show the raccoon’s mask. Raccoon.