Scissors Sign

Animated Video of Sign Language Movement for Scissors Take your pointer finger and your middle finger and move them up and down


To do arts and crafts

Other Signs

Ball : Use this sign while playing ball with child. Ask the child, "Do you want to play ball?" while signing.
Bath : While telling child that it is bathtime; While child is in the bathtub.
Blocks : Playing with blocks.
Bubbles : When playing with bubbles.
Build : While playing blocks together.
Climb : When playtime involves climbing
Dirty : When introducing discriptions and opposites. When child begins to learn to clean his/her room. While doing the dishes, describe what you are doing to the child while signing. "See the dirty dish. Mommy is going to clean it. All clean!"
Finished : During mealtime, use sign to ask child if they are finished eating. During bathtime, use to ask child if they are ready to get out of tub. Same as "All Done."
Fire : When introducing safety to child.
Friends : You can play with your friends and go places together
Fun : When introducing child to descriptions of activities. ex. "Playing ball is fun!"
Gift : You can tell them that they are getting a gift or they can tell you.
Go : To tell the child to go or to do the sign when you are in the car and the light turns green
Goodbye : This is one of the earliest signs that a non-signing child masters, however this is not the extent of their capabilities. Use this sign when entering or leaving an area while saying "hi" or "bye".
Help Me (Alternative) : This is an alternative to American Sign Language that has been used by many infants. It is easier to master this sign than the traditional version.
Hide : To play hide and go seek and they sign hide because they want to hide
Hop : To race hopping or to hop to a place
Painting : To tell you that they want to paint
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.
Puzzle : If the child wants to play with a puzzle and cant find one they might sign puzzle
Rainbow : In teaching child colors: While exploring outside.
Robe : If the child wants to put on a robe
Sand Box : If a child wants to play on a sand box
School : If they want to go to school or play school
Scissors : To do arts and crafts
Scissors : To do arts and crafts
Shoes : Use this sign when referring to shoes. You may find it helpful to ask the child, "What do we need before we go outside? Shoes!" The child may sign shoes whenever he/she wants to play outside and is less likely to fuss because he/she will understand that shoes must be on before leaving.
Swim : To go in the pool
Towel : They need one to get out of the bath