Adventist Adventurer Awards/Sign Language

Sign Language
Helping Hand

Learn the manual alphabet used by the deaf, and the rules pertaining to it. edit


Learn how to send the receive words, using the manual alphabet. edit

In this site you will find three secret messages to decode Thinkquest

Learn at least 50 words. edit

With a 1-hand, point at the middle of your chest, making contact once.
Point towards the person's chest with a 1-hand.
Fingerspell ASL
With intertwined 5-hands with palms vertical and at right angles (in the wall plane), complete one or two circles with your hands together.
With 1-hands, draw circles in the wall plane perpendicular to your shoulders. This version fills your signing space. Alternatively, spin your forefingers around each other in a smaller motion. Either one is in the center of your signing space.
With L-hands, contact the thumbs in the centre of your signing space with palms facing down, then wiggle them outwards simultaneously.
As if grasping your ball cap in a flattened C-hand twice. Open and close your hand twice with the palm facing across your forehead.
With a A-hand , your thumb traces your jawbone from near your ear to your chin.
With a 5-hand, tap your thumb to the outside of your chin twice.
With a 5-hand, tap your thumb to the outside of your forehead.
With a palm-hand, touch the side of your forehead with the fingertips, then turn the hand out and away from your face.
With a S-hand, "nod" your hand up and down a few times in front of your chest, facing the viewer.
Using a "pinch"-hand, open and close twice with your palm facing the viewer.
For a more forceful version, open and close your fingers only once, faster with a hand motion forwards towards the subject of your command.
With the 1-hand, touch your chin at the ear, then at the front of your chin. This version is used for culturally-deaf individuals.
An alternative sign, used for CLINICALLY DEAF (meaning literally EAR CLOSED) uses a 1-hand to point to your ear, then two palm-hands to signify closing a door. Bring the hands together like two shutters in front of that ear.
Using two H-hands , tap the second joint of the middle fingers together on top of one another.
With a loose A-hand, rub the centre of your chest and look sorry.
With a loose palm-hand, rub the centre of your chest.
Starting with a 5-hand, mime fingerspelling by fluttering your fingers in alternation while moving your hand about the fingerspelling part of your signing space.

Learn and present at least one simple Christian song. edit

Jesus Loves Me in Sign Language - You Tube Video

Where possible, have the Adventurers meet a deaf person and sign with them. edit

Sign a simple Bible verse. edit

Go to You Tube to learn John 3:16 in sign language

External Resources edit

You Tube John 3:16

You Tube Jesus Love Me