Sign Language Dictionary

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Stars in Sign Language

Learn how to sign stars – way up in the sky!

1. Signed just like the singular form, “star”, extend both pointer fingers and tuck the rest of the fingers into the palms.
2. Place the pointers next to one another up near your head and to one side.
3. Brush them back and forth as you guide your hands from one side to the other.
4. This sign looks like twinkling stars all across the sky. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Signing for children comes alive when they can get first hand experiences to go with the signs you are teaching. Did you know there are apps for tablets that let you point the device to the sky and see what constellations are above you? Look for star apps and then go outside and explore the stars! Sign stars in-between discoveries!
  • Lie out under the sky and count the stars together as they appear in the sky. Sign stars as you go.

Stars. Slide your fingers pointing up at the stars. Stars.