A few years ago in our church, there was a nearly deaf woman that offered sign language classes. I wanted to be able to speak with her, so I signed up (haha!) The class met every week on Thursdays, and I really enjoyed it.
A friend of mine from MOPS is now teaching a sign language class at our homeschool co-op. I've been sitting in on her classes. She is a former translator in the school district. She is now Momma to 2 young girls, so this is a nice little job for her! The kids have been learning a lot! This week in her class, I learned the days of the week, months of the year, colors, and the signs to "Away in A Manger" as well as "Jesus Loves Me." It was so fun! We've done some sign language with our songs during VBS the past few years, and some of the signs are the same!
Here are some free sign language resources for you!
An ABC chart
Printable flashcards and more!
Sign language is fun and interesting! I hope you have learn something and maybe even will teach your kids the alphabet. If you know the alphabet, you can fingerspell nearly anything! It is just one more way that God can use our hands for His glory!