January 19, 2010

Fun Beginning ASL Learning Games for Kids?

Can anyone suggest fun ASL learning games for 2nd graders?


They have been introduced to it a few months ago and have been learning basic signs and ASL fingerspelling. They are hungry for more. Unfortunately for them, they depend on me to teach them more and to keep it interesting.


Thanks, I would appreciate your help!


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8 comments:

  1. telephone. get in 2 lines students facing opposite way except the first person. u sign something then it goes down the line. who has the correct answer gets a point

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  2. Hi (e, depending on how many kids ur dealing with. A game I like to play when we're camping and at around 10+ people I call sign-alive. Each person picks a sign you can pick one abc letter randomly or any other sign. Have everyone sign thier sign a few times so the students memorizes each others sign. then the game starts, one student randomly signs another student's sign the student choosen then can either sign back or chose another student. Memorization is key along with clarity and speed. If a mistake is made then your out *perhaps beginners get a safety heh heh* If you need more info send me a msg.

    Enjoy :)
    Joey

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  3. Hi (e, There's a game I play when I'm in groups of around 8+ I think would be perfect. I call it sign-alive though there are other names. Object of the game is to knock other people out. First have all your students sit in a circle. Then select sign to stick with. It could be ABC's or a random sign you've learned or even a sign name if they have 'em. Go around the circle a few times practicing the signs. One ready to start one student will call out anothers sign. this person will have to respond back either by chosen another or returning it back to the first student. Memorization and speed along with clarity is the key here. If a mistake is made or student "thinks" to long their out (or for newbies a strike) It helps to keep pace by clapping on your hands or knees in rhythm. Hope this helps. If you have any questions send me a message.

    Enjoy,
    Joey

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  4. Thank you Anonymous! Thanks Joey! I really, really, really appreciate it. The games sound fun. I can't wait to try them!

    (e

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  5. What woked great for me when teaching hearing 3rd and 4th graders was to intergrate other subjects. For example cooking. Teach them the vocab then turn off your voice and sign the activity.

    Anther fun thing to do is separate the class into teams. One member from each team goes to the white board. You sign a word they know and the first person to write it on the board wins a point fo their team Play until all the kids get a chance and then tally the score. You can do this with fingerspelling to. Be sure to show them how to sound out the words and look at the shape.

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  6. Thanks, haddy2dogs! Great ideas.

    (e

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  7. Check out aslgames.net it has a pretty good collection of
    sign language games.

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  8. You can play hangman too

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