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The sign for "I love you" is made by extending all five fingers, palm facing out and folding the third and fourth fingers to the palm. The sign language dictionary, "ASL Browser," includes the "I Love You" sign. The sign blends the hand shapes for the letters I, L, and Y into one hand shape.
Once you teach the ASL sign, as shown in the illustration from "A Better Model for Animating ASL," invite participants to outline their own hand on a piece of construction paper (or craft foam), cut out the hand shape, and bend the two fingers to create the sign. Glue the bent fingers to the palm.
Have the children cut out paper heart shapes to decorate the palms and glue a heart onto their paper hand (or place a heart sticker on it).
Pin or tape paper hands to children's name tags or shirts, or invite children to display their hands wherever they wish.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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