HALLOWEEN in sign language

Printable ASL sign for HALLOWEEN
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A few Halloween treats for you in American Sign Language -- the videos of the signs, ASL storytelling, and sign language games!

ASL signs for 'halloween'

HALLOWEEN is one of few ASL words that have so many regional variations! Be aware of which one (or two or three) of them is commonly used in your region. Here is a few ones.

Definition: masquerading evening of October 31st observed in North America.

Pronunciation (sign description): Two-handed, upright, slightly bent flat hands in front of the face diverge apart toward the sides of the face twice.

Variation.

Pronunciation (sign description): Two-handed, upright, "H or U" hands in front of the face diverge apart toward the sides of the face twice.

Variation.

Pronunciation (sign description): Two-handed, horizontal "V" hands in front of the eyes diverge apart toward the sides of the face twice.

Regional variation. Video contributed by Teresa Fleming of Manitoba.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant flat hand with its back in front of the non-dominant cheek taps twice on the cheek.

Another variation (video later) is: Two-handed horizontal "V" hands facing each other with the palms in front of the eyes diverge sideways twice at the same time both horizontal "V" hands change into the horizontal "H" handshape when diverging.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant flat hand with its back in front of the non-dominant cheek taps twice on the cheek.

A four-year-old kid wishes you a HAPPY HALLOWEEN.

Halloween signs

More Halloween vocabulary: On a Halloween night under a full MOON, what an auspicious night with the full moon whose face looks like he's crying. It's for a prank PARTY at a haunted house with the invited-only celebrity attendees such as MUMMY, GHOST, VAMPIRE, WITCH and a few others. Inside the house, the frankenstein is whispering into zombie's ear, "Look, this skeleton is the only one who wears a mask." This haunted house is closed off to the public, except for brave kids in COSTUMES soliciting treat or trick for a single CANDY. The lone black cat is sitting on the PUMPKIN while the SPIDER creepily hangs above it.

Sign Language Game

Learn how to read and write ASL in a fun way. Search words in ASL writing and find them as many words as you can. This Halloween-themed searchword game was made with courtesy by Todd Hicks, October 2017.

Halloween Crossword Game
Search word game in ASLwrite
Halloween-themed search word game contributed by Todd Hicks, October 2017.
Halloween Crossword Game - ANSWER

Answers with courtesy of Todd Hicks, October 2017.

Searchword game with answers
Searchword game contributed by Todd Hicks, October 2017.

Halloween ABC Storytelling

ABC Story, "Halloween" by Cara Barnett.

She demonstrates how to do a great A to Z Halloween story in ASL. She presents three samples. Notice another regional variation of HALLOWEEN she uses. Enjoy.

Written ASL

[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]

ASL written for HALLOWEEN

Whole handshape in front of the face diverting from each other twice.

ASL digit written and contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2017.

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