Finished

Video: Finished in Sign Language

Signing: The sign for finished, looks like you are pushing something away with your pinkies. Start the sign by taking both your hands opened up and palms facing you. Flick your hands round so that you end with your palms facing out.

Finished is the same sign as all done.

Finished in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Finished in Baby Sign Language

Usage: Finished is one of the signs I like to teach early. It gives your baby a way to signal when they are done with the food. So instead of them playing with the remaining food on their tray, they can signal when they are done.

To teach the sign, at the end of the meal, I make the finished sign. “We are all finished.”

Finished Flash Card Thumbnail

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

Related Signs: All Done, More.

2 Responses to “Finished”

  1. Mey Lau

    In our case we simply use all done. That keeps things simple

  2. Johnny

    I’m confused about “finished” and “all done”.

    I see “all done” is pretty simple to implement, and we had been using it for being all done with meals or all done with diaper changes.

    With “finished” I wondered if we were improperly using “all done” when we should’ve used “finished”. The problem is that I worry that “finished” looks a lot like “excited” or “happy” and might confuse our daughter.

    Any advice on this?

    Also, any way around doing two-handed signs when one arm is tied up (say if you’re holding baby or something else)?

    Thanks

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