Sign Language Dictionary

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Tent in Sign Language

Learn how to sign tent. Do you like to camp and sleep in a tent?

1. Extend the pointer and pinky finger on both hands. Touch the tips on each hand against the tips on the other.
2. Pull the hands down and away from each other so the space between them forms the top of a triangle.
3. This sign looks like you are showing the shape of the tent and the bars that hold it up. Use this visual to help you remember the sign!
4. TIP: If you repeat the sign for tent twice now you are signing camping!

Teaching Tips:

  • Make a play tent indoors using couch cushions and sheets. What will you do in your tent? Read a story? Play a game? Have a snack? Sign tent while you play.
  • Teaching sign language using popular children’s books is always a hit. Get the book “Curious George Goes Camping” and read it together. Sign tent whenever there is one in the illustration. This book takes place in the woods, so we know you’ll find some other signs you know in there too!

Tent! Your index finger and pinky show the shape of a tent. And this is camping. It is almost the same as tent. Tent!