of Sign Actions
||Cross your arms over your
chest (left over right) With hands almost at the opposite shoulders,
make a scratching motion with your all of your fingers.
right "G" hand at the right side of the mouth with fingers pointing
forward, as if to create a bird's beak. Open and close the finger and
thumb once or twice to emulate the movement of a bird's beak.
||Touch the thumbs of "C"
hands to the cheek, moving both hands outwards. Hint: The motion
highlights the fact that chipmunks have fat cheeks.
thumbs of open hands, palms forward, at the temples to show the buck's
||Create the "duck"
sign by adding one finger to the "bird" sign (see "bird" word
description). This emphasizes the flat beak of the duck.
back of an "X" hand against the lips. Note: This illustrates the
forefinger of a right "F" hand to the nose.
over the eyes, moving back and forth twice.
an open right hand on the knuckles of a left "S" hand. Then roll the
right hand across the back of the left hand, illustrating the
porcupine's prickly needles.
draw imaginary circles under the eyes where the raccoon's black
markings are. Move hands from the nose to the sides.
and second fingers of "V" hands and then touch palms twice.
curved hand in front of the nose as if you are about to grab it. Then
move the hand outward and forward, closing the fingers into an "and"
sign. The sign should move forward about the length of a wolf's nose.