To do the baby sign for feather, use your dominant hand and mimic the gesture of pinching a feather from your head and pulling it out using your thumb and index finger.
An alternative ASL sign for feather is to mimic the plucking motion with your index finger and thumb, but from the side of your arm instead, as if you were plucking a feather off the wing of a bird.
We mainly use feather when describing birds or using feathers for crafts.
Use the feather flash card in conjunction with the chicken and bird flash cards. The goal is to help baby make the connection between feathers and birds. As baby gets more advanced, you can introduce the added challenge of learning colors. Consider describing the word bird by adding colors such as green or blue, and size using the signs for big and small. You can also introduce your baby to texture using the sign for soft.
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My name is Feather. Would it be the same in ASL as the above sign?
My children’s names are Cailin (Old Gaelic for “girl”), Creed, and Memphis. How would I sign their names? All I know is the alphabet.
ADMIN – Hi Feather,
All names are finger-spelled.