Sign-Sign-Sign

In this activity, in addition to Sign Language knowledge, speed also matters a lot. Make sure that the speed does not compromise the accuracy of the implementing of the signs!

Details of activity

Function

Focusing | Get into the situation | Creating a focus | Active involvement and presence | Practising signs

Description

Starting point: each participant chooses one of the previously learned signs (eg name signs, fruits, animals), together we memorize who has what sign. We are in a circle with a selected participant in the middle. It is the job of the one in the middle to get someone else in the middle instead.

You can achieve this by selecting someone, turning to them, and signing their sign 3x in a row very quickly (e.g., apple-apple-apple). If the person didn’t pay attention and didn’t notice that he or she was selected, he or she “lost” and he or she goes to the middle. But if he notices that he has been singled out, he can prevent him from also quickly marking his own signal three times, at the same time as the middle player. In this case, the one standing in the middle stays inside and picks out another person for himself.

Eligible competencies, skills, attitudes

Memory | Visual memory | Accuracy of signing | Concentration | Cooperation | Physical expression| Don't be afraid to make mistakes! | Take advantage of the opportunities that arise from the error! | Confident speech or performance in front of the group

Related or background activity

If we play the activity with definite Sign Language signs, the activity has to be preceded by the joint learning and memorization of signs, according to the topic.

Form of work

Whole group in circle (8 people mnimum)

Time of activity

10 – 15 minutes 

Age group

Tool, material

Difficulty

Over 8 years of age

3

Deaf Culture / awareness / discussion

The importance of accurate implementing of the signs - why is it important in Sign Language communication?

Other

If we play the activity with definite Sign Language signs, the activity has to be preceded by the joint learning and memorization of signs, according to the topic.

If we are not playing with name signss, we need to know at least as many characters from the given topic as we have participants, since everyone needs a separate character.

The activity is suitable for practicing name signs, a good starting game in a longer training process.