Sign Language Dictionary

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Soap in Sign Language

Learn how to sign soap. Scrub-scrub-scrub!

1. Hold one hand in front of you, about chest height, palm up, fingers pointed away from you.
2. Take your other hand and touch the palm of the first hand with your fingertips.
3. This sign looks like you are holding a bar of soap on your hand and you are rubbing the top of it to make some suds. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Make scented soap! Get a soap dispenser and unscented liquid hand soap. Add in a little extract or essential oils to make a yummy smelling soap. Sign soap before you wash!
  • Signing with your baby is a great way to lay the foundation for good habits and good hygiene! Wash hands together before and after meals and sign soap each time.

Just like you’re rubbing soap on your hand, and you already know how to sign water. Show me the sign for soap.