Video: Apple in Baby Sign Language

Signing: To do the baby sign for apple, make your hand into a fist then extend the index finger knuckle (your index finger is the one next to your thumb). Bring the knuckle to your cheek and twist it. Imagine your cheek was an apple and you are twisting off the stalk.

Apple is quite a complex sign and you will see this simplified a lot at first. Often the baby will just place their fingers on their cheek, or twist their hand near their cheek.

Apple in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Apple in Baby Sign Language

Usage: We mainly use Apple as a food sign. Our baby loves cut up pieces of apple, so I will do the apple sign before and during eating slices of apple. I will say “Do you want some apple?,” as I put the apple in front of her. Then I reinforce it as she eats by saying something like, “mmm, apple.”

Apple Flash Card Thumbnail

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

Related Signs:

Pear, Orange, Grapes

One Response to “Apple”

  1. Kathy

    I’m wondering how to sign apple sauce. Currently I just use apple but my 15 month old likes them both but I dont have a sign to distinguish between them.


    Admin: Hi Kathy,
    Combine the sign for apple with the sign for sauce. To sign sauce cup your left hand facing up as if creating a bowl belly-high and close your right hand into a fist with the thumb facing down toward the “bowl” do little circles as if in mixing sauce.

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