All Gone

Video: All Gone in Baby Sign Language

Signing: All gone begins with your dominant hand open and palm facing inward. You weak hand lays open and flat to form a base with your palm facing the sky. You perform the sign by moving your dominant hand forward while clenching your first.

The motion is similar to clearing a table, as if you were wiping everything off the surface so that the contents are all gone.

All Gone in Baby Sign Language
Figure: All Gone in Baby Sign Language

Usage: All gone is used when there is none of something left. So if you are eating a bowl of popcorn with baby, and she eats the last one you could sign all gone.

All done is very similar in meaning to all done. We use all done, when we have finished an event such a playing on the swing. All gone is when a quantity of something is exhausted. In many situations both are equally correct. For example when you have finished eating a bowl of popcorn, the popcorn kernels are all gone and your are all done with the activity of eating.

Particularly when you are getting started, you can use just one of these two signs to make things a bit simpler for baby. We usually use the all done sign because it is a little easier to perform.

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Flash Card: Click the link to view the All_gone Baby Sign Language Flash Card. The flash cards are printable and available in both U.S. Letter and A4 sizes.

Related Signs: All done, More

2 Responses to “All Gone”

  1. Walter Moryan

    I need your help. I have TBI Traumatic Brain Injury and I am trying to learn how to teach our one year old daughter sign language. How can I join your team and ask how to sign certain words when I am trying to learn and teach Nevaeh?

    ADMIN – Hi Walter,

    This site should have everything you need to know about teaching baby sign language. If you have any questions, just ask them right here in the comments section of the relevant page and we will post an answer.

  2. Ashley

    The sign for “All Gone” makes my 13 month old giggle hysterically! She’s working on imitating me…

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