Sign Language Dictionary

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Seal in Sign Language

Learn how to sign seal. This playful creature of the sea is lots of fun!

1. Cross your hands at the wrists so the backs of your hands are facing each other.
2. Tap the backs of your hands together a couple of times.
3. This sign looks like a seal’s rear flipper flapping as it swims. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Seals are often found in very cold water. How do they stay warm? What do they eat? What else are you curious about with seals? Find a book or a child friendly website on seals and learn together. Practice signing seal as you learn!
  • Art games for kids help reinforce learning. Ask your kids to create a seal habitat (you may want to use a small fish tank or waterproof container!) What would a seal need to live happily? Can you add in a plastic seal to complete the scene? Sign seal as you create.

Seal! Clap the back of your hands like his flippers. Seal!