Teaching sign language is a wonderful fine motor skill. My Y5's picked it up quickly and loved learning how to say new things.
I also taught them a few songs, and although I didn't have them learn all of the letters of the alphabet, most of them enjoyed learning how to spell their names at the beginning of the year.
For Mother's Day I thought it would be fun to design a card around this lovely language and to teach children how to spell MOM in sign language.
- To sign "I love you.":
-Have them cross their arms over their chest to "say" the sign for "love".
-Have them simply point to their mom's for the word "you".
-For the card, I did the finger spelling for the letter "U".
It's wonderful to be able to see someone demonstrate the sign, and the alphabetical listing makes things easy and quick to find words.
I hope you enjoy making this card and teaching your students how to say "I love you Mom!" Check out the sites if you want to have them say "Happy Mother's Day!"
I have received tons of positive feedback from parents about this aspect of their child's learning. I know it will be a hit for you too!
Click on the link to view/download the Mother's Day Sign Language Card Templates