Teach Your Child Halloween Signs in American Sign Language

Learn some Halloween words in ASL

By Annie Young, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Santa Ana, CA October 19, 2023

Halloween – Place both curved hands in front of your eyes (or in the “h” shape) and open them up. 

Pumpkin – Flick your middle finger on the back of your closed fist 2x.

Ghost/Spirit – Pinch both your index or middle finger and thumbs together on both hands. Move the upper hand upwards in a spiral.

Black Cat – Sign BLACK, then CAT.

Witch – Take your X hand at your nose and bring it down to your other X hand.

Monster –Bring your hands in a shape of a claw at shoulder level and act like a monster.

Spider – Touch both hands at the wrist, one hand on top of the other and wiggle your fingers.

Candy – Point your index finger to your cheek and twist.

Watch Rachel Coleman from Signing Time demonstrate Halloween signs.

Annie Young is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Santa Ana, CA, and is a full-time Special Education Teacher and certified Signing Time Instructor. She uses sign language in her classroom and has taught baby sign language for the past 6 years.