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Sign pass

In groups where our goal is to teach Sign Language in a non-formal way, this practice is perfect every time to recall what we have learned before or to deepen new signs.

Details of activity


Focusing | Get into the situation | Active involvement and presence | Eye contact | Practising signs


The group is in a circle. Everyone chooses their own sign, according to a topic (which can be chosen with a dice) that we have learned before, e.g. animal signs or name signs. The sign chosen by the others does not have to be remembered, but our own does, and the signs of the category must be known. The circle starts. First participant marks his own sign, then signs another sign from the same subject (so if I am the shark, I sign: shark - dog! Whoever is the dog sign, he will be the next, so we have to pay attention to when someone signs our sign.Whoever takes over shows his own sign in the same way and then chooses another to pass it on.

If a participant does not remember the other’s sign or does not remember more signs, feel free to ask their peers or the facilitator for help.

Eligible competencies, skills, attitudes

Memory | Accuracy of signing | Rapid reaction | Cooperation | Watching each other | 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

Form of work

Whole group 

Time of activity

15 – 20 minutes (depends on part.number)

Age group

Over 8 years of age

Tool, material


Dice, if needed


Deaf Culture / awareness / discussion

In a mixed, integrated group, the activity is suitable for deepening and practicing the signs you have just learned, but also for strengthening the relationship with each other (especially when asking for help).


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