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.

Tomato in Sign Language

Learn how to sign tomato in ASL (American Sign Language) – a yummy snack or part of a salad!

1. Bring one hand up and pinch all the fingertips together. Turn the palm towards you.
2. With the other hand, first point to your chin (like the sign for red) and bring it down and slice across the fingertips of the second hand.
3. This sign looks like you are slicing a red tomato. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign tomato in ASL

  • Learning for kids is all about being hands on and a tomato is pretty easy to grow! Start with a few seeds in a cup and once you have a small plant you can transfer it to a bigger pot (or the ground!) and move it outside. Watch your plant grow and enjoy your tomatoes! Practice the sign as the time goes by.
  • Once the tomatoes have grown, try out different recipes together. Do you like tomatoes in a sauce? On a sandwich? Plain with a little salt sprinkled on top? Encourage children to try out new tastes and sign as they go.

Transcript:
Tomato! One hand is the tomato. The other hand starts at your chin (like the sign for red because the tomato is red) and it slices the tomato. Tomato!