Sign Language Dictionary

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Spoon in Sign Language

Learn how to sign spoon –you can probably practice the sign at least once a day at a mealtime!

1. Hold one hand up, palm flat and facing up.
2. With the other hand, extend the middle and pointer fingers and press them together. The rest of the fingers get tucked into the palm.
3. Scoop the fingers along the palm of the first hand.
4. This sign looks just like you are using a spoon (the second hand) to scoop up some yummy food from a plate (the first hand). Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Practice your signs for all the place settings! Give your child a fork, spoon, and butter knife and show her where to place them around a plate. Sign for each!
  • Teach baby sign language by using everyday items. Mealtimes are the perfect time to practice as you have several a day and the items you use are fairly consistent – such as baby’s spoon! Sign words like eat, cereal, and spoon as you go.

Spoon! Your two fingers scoop food out of your other hand. Spoon!