Sign Language Dictionary

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Refrigerator in Sign Language

Learn how to sign refrigerator. What delicious food is in your refrigerator?

1. This sign is comprised of finger spelling the first three letters of refrigerator.
2. R: Cross your middle and pointer fingers. Tuck the rest of the fingers into the palm.
3. E: Lay the thumb sideways in to the palm. Press the pointer, middle, pinky, and ring finger down and rest their fingertips on the side of the thumb.
4. F: Create a circle by touching the tip of your thumb and pointer together. Extend the rest of the fingers up and slightly apart.
5. This big word uses three little signs to complete! If you know your ABCs you can sign refrigerator!

Teaching Tips:

  • Use this sign to help teach multi-step directions. For instance, you could say,“Go to the refrigerator. Find an apple. Sit down and eat.” You can sign refrigerator, apple, and eat to help enforce the steps.
  • Signing for children is fun when they can work with everyday objects. Go on a hunt through your kitchen and sign all the words you know for food, place settings, etc. Don’t forget the refrigerator!

Refrigerator. Just sign R E F, the first three letters of refrigerator. R E F. Refrigerator.