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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Owl in Sign Language

Learn how to sign owl in ASL (American Sign Language). This creature is mostly seen at night, but it’s a pretty interesting one!

  1. Make an O-shape with both hands (just touch the fingertips together on each hand).
  2. Bring the O-shapes up to in front of your eyes to show the owl’s eyes.
  3. Bend your wrists in a few times so the eyes move in and out.
  4. This sign looks just like the big owl’s eyes looking around in the dark. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign owl in ASL

  • How does an owl move? Where does it sleep? What sounds does it make? Pretend to be owls together, while practicing the sign at the same time.
  • O is for owl! Create a learning game for Kindergarten with owl masks. Draw two larges Os for eyes and cut them out and have your child decorate the mask with pretend owl feathers. Practice flying around and hooting just like an owl. You might want to dim the lights – owls are nocturnal!

Owl! Make Os and show the owl’s eyes. Hooo hooo. Owl!

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