Sign Language Dictionary

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Silver in Sign Language

Learn how to sign silver. It’s not always a color people think to use, but it can be found lots of places!

1. This sign has a couple of steps. First, touch your ear like you’re pointing to a silver earring.
2. Next, make the letter S by making a fist and holding it out in front of you at about chest height, palm facing out.
3. Then twist the S-shaped hand back and forth while drawing it down several inches.
4. Some earrings are silver and S is for silver! These two cues combined can help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Go on a silver hunt! You might find it on picture frames, jewelry, many items in the kitchen, etc.. Collect a basked of a few favorite silver things and practice the sign for silver… then put them all away!
  • Make a preschool learning game to teach a color – in this case, silver. Fill a bag with items of different colors and make several of them silver. Have your child pull an item out of the bag. If it is silver, she signs silver and places it in a pile. If it is not silver, again he signs silver but this time shakes her head no and places the item in a second pile. At the end of the game you should have one pile of all silver objects and one pile of all the other colored objects. You can switch to another color during another round.

Silver. Touch your ear like you you’re pointing to a silver earring. Then make an S for silver and twist it down. Silver! Try it! Touch your ear. S. That’s silver!