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.

Search Dictionary

Grumpy in Sign Language

Learn how to sign grumpy – everyone has a cranky day once in a while, it’s okay!

1. Bring one hand up in front of your face and bend your fingers and out a few times.
2. Make sure you make a really grumpy face while you do this sign.
3. This sign looks just like you are having a really grumpy moment! Use the visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Facial expressions are key to sign language and you can use the face for this one to really drive home the meaning of the sign.
  • Preschool learning activities centered around emotions can really help a child own and understand their feelings. Play a game of charades where you model a feeling and your child shows you the sign for that feelings. Then switch rolls. Try feelings like: happy, sad, tired, silly, grumpy.

Grumpy. You crinkle your hand over your face. Grumpy.

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

Scroll to Top