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.

Sun in Sign Language

Learn how to sign sun in ASL (American Sign Language). Warm and golden, the sun gives us heat and light!

  1. First extend the pointer finger of one hand and tuck the remaining fingers into the palm. Draw a circle with the pointer finger up over your head.
  2. Open up the hand so all the fingers are out and the palm faces the top of the head.
  3. This sign is done in two parts with the first showing the round sun and the second showing the sun’s rays. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign sun in ASL

  • What is the sun’s job? (Give us warmth, light, feed the plants, etc). Talk with your child about all the wonderful things the sun does and practice your sign as you go.
  • Kindergarten reading games can be set up around simple sight words, such as sun. Write the word sun. To learn it, first finger spell S-U-N, then sign it and say it. Repetition of words in this manner will help children learn to spell and read more quickly! Once your child has learned to spell and sign the word, mix it up. For instance, you might finger spell sun and then your child responds with the sign.

Transcript:
Sun. Use your pointer to draw a circle in the sky, then open your hand to make the sun’s rays. Sun. Can you sign sun?

Download the Flashcard (click on the image. The file contains a few color and black-and-white options. Print according to your needs.)