Signing Time 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.

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Watermelon in Sign Language

Learn how to sign watermelon. This delicious summer treat is always a hit!

1. First sign water by making a W-shaped hand (pointer, middle, and ring fingers held up in a W-shape) and tap it on the chin.
2. Then sign melon. Hold one hand up in a fist, palm down. With your other hand, flick the top of the first hand a couple of times, as if you were thumping a melon to see if it ripe.
3. Combined, the two steps of this sign are water + melon or watermelon. Use this cue to help you remember the full sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Crafts for children help them explore their world! Make watermelon play dough! Make or purchase some red playdough. After enjoying some real watermelon, collect and wash the seeds. Encourage children to use the red dough to make the fruit and the real seeds to decorate it.
  • You can also arrange the seeds into a W shape. W for watermelon!

Watermelon. You know the sign for water. Now you thump a melon. Water – melon.

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

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