Feel in Sign Language
Learn how to sign feel in ASL (American Sign Language). This important sign can help young children express emotion in a constructive way.
- With your palm flat and facing towards you, keep your fingers outstretched and angle your middle finger down closer to you than the others.
- Brush your middle finger over your heart a couple of times.
- Your feelings are felt in your heart! Use this visual to help you remember the sign.
- This sign is the same as the one for feelings, but we’ve provided different teaching tips for each.
Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign feel in ASL
- Play games for preschoolers around feelings. Start a sentence with, “I feel _____” Fill in the emotion, such as: happy, sad, silly, mad, etc. Sign feel each time, and then act out the emotion together. Make lots of funny faces as you go!
- Enhance reading comprehension by talking about characters’ feelings in a story. Ask your child things like, “How does the little girl in the book feel?” and use the sign as a part of the question.
Feel. With an open hand, brush your middle finger over your heart. Feel.