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.

Wash Hands in Sign Language

Learn how to sign wash hands in ASL (American Sign Language). It’s a very important skill (and sign!)

  1. Put hands together and rub them around.
  2. This sign looks just like you are washing soap off of your hands. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign wash hands in ASL

  • Use sign language for potty training. Go to our pottytime.com site and download the free sequence charts in the Resources section. Included in there is the sign for wash hands. Teach each step in sign language and hang the cue cards to help children remember the steps!
  • In the classroom, when a child returns from the bathroom, you can sign wash hands with a quizzical look to make sure they’ve completed that important part of the task – and you can sign without interrupting your flow of conversation with someone else in the class! It’s a quick and easy way to check in.

Transcript:
Just like you’re washing your hands. Show me wash hands.

Download the Flashcard (click on the image. Print in color or black-and-white and adjust the print size according to your needs.)