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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Cloud in Sign Language

Learn how to sign cloud in ASL (American Sign Language) and use the sign when exploring the great outdoors!

  1. Bring both hands up about chin height, each hand curled into a c-shape.
  2. Start with the sides of the thumbs and pointers together – so the c’s are touching.
  3. Bring the c-shaped hands around in front of you, drawing them in a bumpy circle (like the fluffy shape of a cloud!), until they meet on the other side with the sides of the pinkies touching.
  4. This sign looks just like a little fluffy cloud in front of you. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign cloud in ASL

  • Reading games for kids start with the awareness that letters have sounds – known as phonics. This sign uses “initialization”, the sign for first initial of the letter is used as a base to make the sign for the word. C is for cloud! Repeat the hard c sound a few times and talk about what letter is at the beginning of “cloud”.
  • Make a cloud picture together. Draw the outline of a shape on a blue piece of construction paper and then fill it in with pieces of cotton ball. Talk about your beautiful cloud in the sky!

Transcript

Cloud. Make C-shapes with both hands and show a fluffy cloud! Cloud.

Download the Flashcard (click on the image. The file contains a few color and black-and-white options. Print according to your needs.)

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