ASL Color Signs
If you are trying to learn sign language, learning clusters or groups of words is a great way to start. Many people start with numbers in ASL, or fingerspelling. But learning common ASL words and practicing them throughout the day is a great way to build up your ASL vocabulary.
The great thing about color is that it is everywhere! So, learning the ASL color signs is one way to build up the number of ASL words that you know.
Children learn their colors at a very young age. And, they often have a favorite color. Asking someone their favorite color can be a way to initiate conversation and practice your skills.
For this activity, I have included two options for you. Both sets of worksheets include common colors. Only one set of worksheets has an empty oval for the person to color in with the color.
Both worksheets show a person doing the ASL sign for the color and have a space for the student to practice writing out the word.
You could also do finger tracing instead of writing. In any event, there are many skills to be practiced here, in addition to learning ASL color signs.
After the PDFs of ASL colors.
Enjoy and happy signing!ASLcolorsBook-1
And here is the second one–ASLcolorsworksheets
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.