Sign Language Dictionary

We are committed to providing resources for parents who value signing with their children. Our sign language dictionary includes over 400 common signs including the top starter sings for your baby. For each word, there is a video, diagram, and teaching notes to make learning new signs easy. Many of our signs include free downloadable ASL Flashcards to help reinforce the signs taught in our series.

Skunk in Sign Language

Learn how to sign skunk in ASL (American Sign Language), but look out! You don’t want to get too close!

  1. With one hand, extend your pointer and middle finger into a V-shape and tuck the remaining fingers into the palm.
  2. Place the hand on the top of the head, fingertips of your pointer and middle fingers pointing down over the forehead and then draw the hand up and over the head.
  3. This sign looks like you are showing the stripe pattern on the back of a skunk! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign skunk in ASL

  • Why do skunks spray that stinky smell? Learn together from a book or an Internet search and practice signing skunk while you discover together.
  • Preschool learning often centers on different animals. Gather some toy woodland creatures, including a skunk (and maybe a bear, deer, etc.) and have your child create an imaginative forest. Encourage her to sign skunk and the other animals as she plays.

Transcript:
Skunk! Your two fingers show the show the skunk’s stripe. Skunk!