Sign Language Dictionary

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Snake in Sign Language

Learn how to sign snake. 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:

  • 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!

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