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.

Weather in Sign Language

Learn how to sign weather. There’s a lot to observe with the weather!

1. Make a W-shape with both hands (pointer, middle, and pinky fingers extended, the remaining fingers tucked into the palm)
2. Raise the W-hands up to head height and then pull them down in a wavy side-to-side motion.
3. This sign is like the weather (snow, rain, wind) coming down. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • A day of preschool learning often starts at circle time looking at the calendar. Track the weather together each day. Indicate on the calendar what kind of weather you’re having and sign weather together.
  • Talk about the weather and the different things you do in different weather. When it is cold, what do you wear? Where do you play? What comes out of the sky? What about when it is warm. How is it different? Sign weather as you discuss.

Transcript:
Weather. Make W’s with both hands and wiggle them down. Weather.