Bat in Sign Language
A trip to the zoo isn’t complete without a peek inside the bat house. Learn how to sign bat in ASL (American Sign Language) and have some fun with these cute looking and useful creatures of the night.
- Cross your arms over your chest, resting the left hand on the right shoulder and right hand on the left shoulder.
- At the same time crook your pointer finger and tuck in all other fingers so they look a little like the bat’s “hands”.
- The sign altogether looks like the bats wings crossed when they are hanging upside down. Use these visuals to help you remember the sign.
Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign bat in ASL
• Learning the sign for bat (or any animal) is a great time to create impromptu animal games for kids – sign “bat” and ask your child to name things they know about bats.
• Sign “bat” and ask your child to act like a bat. They might fly around the room, snack on some fruit, or even hang upside down from monkey bars or propped upside down on a couch.
Bat. Cross your arms like the bat’s wings. Bat.