Baby on Easter with basket and check

Learn 10 ASL signs for Easter

by | Seasons/Holidays, Themes

Do you know how to sign bunny?

It’s spring and everywhere you turn you’ll find bunnies, eggs and (best of all) chocolate! Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or another Springtime holiday, this time of year is a great time to introduce some new words and signs to your little one or students.

Easter season is a great opportunity to learn the American Sign Language signs for EGG, BUNNY and more. There are plastic eggs at every checkout line and they make a great tool for supervised play and learning. In fact, Pinterest is filled with great ideas for activities for young children that incorporate plastic eggs.

And you don’t have to bring lots of sugar into the mix to make those plastic eggs interesting. Hide little toys or other unexpected items in each egg. You can also use this as a vocabulary building opportunity by placing items that you’d like to teach the sign for in each egg. Hide a small toy car in an egg and then teach the ASL sign for CAR when your little one finds it!

It doesn’t take much to surprise and delight your baby, so take advantage of this.  Let your baby play with a bucket full of plastic eggs… or supervise some sensory play with real (or pretend) grass. Enjoy the simple pleasures in life this holiday and remember to snap some photos or videos as well.

Now I’d love to show you how to sign some of my favorite signs for Easter in the video below. You’ll learn how to sign EGG, EASTER, RABBIT, CANDY, CHOCOLATE, CHICKEN, BASKET, GRASS, HIDE & SEEK. I hope you enjoy!

American Sign Language (ASL) Signs for Easter

Instructions for 10 ASL Signs for Easter

Use the below instructions to help you remember how to do 10 ASL Signs for Easter or scroll down to download a beautiful color printable guide to print and keep as a helpful reference.

EGG – Make a “U” handshape with both hands (pointer & middle finger extended). Tap the fingers of your dominant hand on top of the fingers of the opposite hand and then move them apart and down to represent cracking an egg.

EASTER – Do the same motions as the sign for EGG (above) but with an “E” handshape. Another way to sign EASTER is to make an “E” handshape and wave it side-to-side.

RABBIT Place your hands at the sides or your head with your palms facing back and bend your 2 fingers backwards to show the rabbit’s floppy ears.

CANDY – Place the tip of your pointer finger at your cheek and twist it.

CHOCOLATE – Place your hand in a “C” handshape on top of your opposite fist and circle it around like you are stirring melted chocolate.

CHICKEN – Open and close your pointer & thumb in front of your mouth.

BASKET – Place your non-dominant hand in front of you to represent the top of the basket and show the shape of the bottom of the basket by moving your dominant hand from wrist to elbow of your opposite arm.

GRASS – Make a “claw” handshape with your dominant hand and brush your palm away from your chin 2 times.

HIDE – “Hide” your fist (with a thumbs up handshape) under the palm of your opposite hand.

SEEK – Circle your “C” handshape in front of your face.

I hope you enjoyed this free video on how to do 10 ASL signs for Easter! Have fun enjoying this fun time of year and learning something new.

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Thanks for watching and Happy Spring!

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