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Clean Up in Sign Language

Learn how to sign “clean up” in ASL (American Sign Language). Use the sign to cue children during times of transition and when it’s time to tidy up the room.

  1. Bring one hand up about chest height, palm up, and fingertips pointing away from you.
  2. Bring your other hand up and swipe it a few times across the first hand, palm down.
  3. This sign is very close to the sign for “clean” – it simply repeats the motion.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign “clean up” in ASL

  • Learning activities for kids can also teach good values – such as pitching in to help around the house. Choose a couple of age-appropriate chores for your children and set up incentives as you see fit for your family. A sticker chart and small allowance or just a high-five upon completion can instill a sense of family responsibility and pride.
  • Make clean up time fun! Time how fast all the blocks get put away and celebrate, or go on a hunt with a spray bottle of non-toxic cleaner and attack the dirt like a super hero. Who says chores and playtime can’t go together?


Clean up! Brush your hand clean. Clean up.

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