Memory, Mother May I, and Finger Bridge

by Debbie

I am taking intro to sign in school and we play a few sign language games that are a lot of fun.

Memory – At the beginning of the game everyone draws a few (3 or 4) cards from a deck of vocab word cards. Person one signs their word, then person two signs the first person’s word and then their own word, then person three signs the first two people’s words and then their own word, and so on and so forth. This is a huge vocab builder, and it’s fun because people make up silly stories to remember the signs.

Mother May I – Everyone lines up with their backs to the wall, then “mother” will sign what each person should do. For example, one person may sign, “Mother may I take two small steps forward?” and Mother might sign back, “No take five slow steps forward.” This game helps teach directions and numbers.

Finger Bridge – Everyone picks a partner and stands a distance apart from each other. Partner 1 will finger spell a word and then Partner 2 will sign it. If the sign matches the finger spelled word then person 1 takes a step forward. If not, then they don’t move. Then partner 2 finger spells a word and it’s person 1’s chance to guess.

Comments for Memory, Mother May I, and Finger Bridge

Jan 11, 2010


by: Michelle Jay – Webmaster

What fun games! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂


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