Fork in Sign Language
Learn how to sign fork in ASL (American Sign Language). You’ll have a few chances a day to use this sign and very useful item!
- Hold one hand with the palm open, and facing in at an angle a little.
- With the other hand, extend your pointer and middle finger out in a V-shape, and tuck in the remaining fingers – this is your fork.
- Bring the fork hand to the palm of the other hand, touching pointer and middle finger of the “fork” to the palm.
- This sign looks like you are sticking a fork into a piece of yummy food. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.
Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign fork in ASL
- Teach sign language using everyday items that your child will encounter frequently. Table settings are a great option! Learn fork, along with spoon, plate, cup, etc. and have your child identify each piece of the table setting with the sign.
- Even young children can help set the table with the safe items. Teach your child to carefully place non-sharp utensils around the plate, practicing the sign for each.
Fork! Your fingers are like a fork poking your food. Fork.