ASL Christmas Activities
How super cute is this ASL Christmas Tree Worksheet?! This is the best free Christmas printable worksheet you are going to find. Ok, worksheets. Not worksheet.
Because it is multiple pages. But what a great way to infuse holiday spirit and teach letter recognition and ASL. You can teach so many skills with this activity.
- American Sign Language
- Letter Recognition
- Fine Motor (cutting and gluing)
- Matching Skills
- Sequencing Skills
Adding ASL Christmas activities to your home or classroom is a great way to promote inclusion. The Christmas tree worksheet is fantastic for kids who need to visualize concepts.
Christmas in ASL
How do you say Christmas or Christmas Tree in ASL? Wouldn’t it be fun to learn? I think so! I included a video below to teach how to say Merry Christmas in Sign Language.
I plan to do at least one or two activities like this, otherwise, they’d spend the whole time on screens. We have one plastic placemat that has the ASL American Sign Language Letters on it, and he is interested in that. He uses it often and practices the ASL alphabet.
So hopefully this Christmas Tree Worksheet with ASL build-a-Christmas-tree activity will interest him too. Have fun! And don’t forget to share with your favorite Mom or Teacher.
Free Christmas Tree WorksheetBuild-a-Christmas-Tree-Letter-ASL-Match-Up
Merry Christmas in Sign Language
Here you go, a video showing how to say Merry Christmas in Sign Language.
ASL and your IEP
If you or your child uses ASL or sign language, or, you wish for them to use ASL, there are a few things you should know.
- ASL is the 4th most common language used in the USA (know this as a reference point, in case you hear “well no one really uses ASL anymore”)
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing and ASL is one of the Special Factors on the IEP, which means that the IEP team must consider and discuss this.
- If you use ASL as a parent, but your child is not deaf or hard of hearing, the school must provide an ASL interpreter if you request it (for IEP meetings, etc). The rule still applies that all communication with the parent must be in a language that you understand.
- If your child is deaf, the team must still consider LRE or Least Restrictive Environment. A district cannot send a child to a school for the deaf just because they are deaf. All other options must be considered and discussed.
- As always, submit your parental concerns in writing, follow up with a PWN.