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.

Snake in Sign Language

Learn how to sign snake in ASL (American Sign Language). Are you scared of snakes or do you think they are kind of cool?

  1. Bring one hand up to your mouth. Point your pointer and middle fingers forward, slightly bent, and tuck the other fingers back.
  2. Move your hand forward in a wavy motion.
  3. This sign looks like a snake’s forked tongue moving forward as it explores. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign snake in ASL

  • Kids learning the alphabet can use sounds to help them. For instance, S is for snake. Say “ssssssss” and sign the letter S. Then sign snake! S for snake!
  • Why does a snake have a forked tongue? What does a snake use that tongue for? Look up the answers together and sign snake… show his forked tongue!

Transcript:
Snake! Your two fingers move out like a snake’s tongue. Ooooo snake.