Farm Sign

Animated Video of Sign Language Movement for Farm Take one hand and have all of your fingers apart and take your thumb and slide it across your chin.

Suggestions

To tell the child that you are going to the farm or the child tells you that they want to go to the farm

Other Signs

Barn : Pointing out buildings at the farm.
Barn : Pointing out buildings at the farm.
Bear : Use this sign to label childs favorite teddy bear. Make the sounds of a bear while signing to add interest.
Bird : When childs sees a bird; While taking walks outside and child hears bird (May pair the two signs "hear" and "bird"); While reading picture books. (Remember to pair animal sound with gesture.)
Butterfly : When child sees a butterfly while taking walks; While reading picture books together.
Cat : Use this sign when referring to family pet. Make cat sounds while signing to add interest. You may want to teach child the sign for "gentle touch" in order to keep them from being too rough with small animals.
Chicken : When eating or talking about a chicken
Cow : At the farm or learning about cows
Dog : When child sees a dog; While taking a walk and child hears a dog barking; While reading picture books together. This may be a difficult sign for children. You may find it helpful to make up your own sign signifying a dog tail wagging or tongue panting. (Remember to pair animal sound with gesture in order to add interest.)
Donkey : While learning about a donkey or at a farm or zoo
Duck : Use this sign to label a duck. Make duck sounds to add interest. Use sign while child bathes with his/her rubber duckie.
Egg : To want, cook or eat eggs
Elephant : When child sees an elephant at the zoo or while reading a picture book together. (Remember to pair animal sounds with gestures.)
Farm : To tell the child that you are going to the farm or the child tells you that they want to go to the farm
Farm : To tell the child that you are going to the farm or the child tells you that they want to go to the farm
Farm : To tell the child that you are going to the farm or the child tells you that they want to go to the farm
Fish : Use this sign when child sees a fish in a fish tank or aquarium or while reading picture books. Make the "fishy face" while signing to add interest.
Gentle Touch : Use this sign to teach the concept of "gentle touch" to children with small pets or younger siblings.
Giraffe : When introcing child to zoo animals.
Goose : At the farm or zoo or also learning about a goose
Hard : When introducing opposites hard vs. soft. In giving safety warning. (ex. a rock is a "hard" surface to fall on and will cause pain.)
Hear : To sign all of their sences and if you read a book they miht sign hear to talk louder
Horse : When introducing farm animals and animal sounds. To add interest, remember to pair the animal sound with the sign. Have fun! Animal signs are some of the first signs your child will attempt.
Hot : When introducing opposites hot vs. cold. When warning against safety concerns such as a hot stove.
Hurt : If they were outside and they fell they might sign hurt
Mosquito : This is a helpful sign to learn for climates that are affected by mosquitos. Use this sign when you notice mosquitos and want your child to come inside. Once a child learns this sign, it is particularly effective because your child will be able to tell you when bit and you are able to respond quickly.
Music : To play music or is telling you that they want to
Mouse : If they see a mouse they might sign it
Pain : Use this sign on parts of the body that are in pain. ex. "pain" sign on forehead means "headache"; "pain" sign on knee means skinned knee; "pain" sign near jaw means "toothache"
Park : If the child wants to go to the park
Pig : If the child wants to see a pig or learn about a pig
Potty : This is a great sign to use when introducing potty training to your child. Make this sign whenever you see your child going potty and call his/her attention to it by asking "Are you going potty?" while signing. This makes the child aware of the process and more likely to alert you to his/her needs during the potty traing process.
Rabbit : If the child wants to hold or play with a rabbit
Rooster : If you are at the farm or learning about roosters
Sad : If a child is sad
Sand Box : If a child wants to play on a sand box
School : If they want to go to school or play school
Sheep : If you were at a farm or zoo
Smart : To say that they are smart
Soft : When introducing textures and opposites.
Turkey : At the farm or at the zoo