Shark in Sign Language
Learn how to sign shark in ASL (American Sign Language). They’re fun to watch from a safe place!
- Hold one hand straight up in front of you, palm flat, and the thumb faces you. This is the shark fin.
- With the other hand, hold palm down. Open the fingers between the middle and ring finger into a V-shape and insert the first hand into the space formed.
- Keeping hands connected, move them forward in a side-to-side wave pattern.
- This sign looks like a shark’s fin sticking out of the water as it swims along. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.
Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign shark in ASL
- Create a shark fin by cutting cardboard into a triangle and attach with string or a piece of elastic. Let your child pretend to be a shark while you practice the sign!
- Play in early childhood education doesn’t have to stay indoors! Set up a water table outside and fill with ocean creatures. Encourage children to sign shark (and fish, whale, etc.) while they play.
Shark! Oooooo. Show his fin in the water. Shark!