M to P Words – Baby Sign Language Dictionary

Mad Naked Ocean Pacifier
Magazine Nanny Octopus Paint
Magic Napkin Off Pajamas
Magician Near Office Pancakes
Magnet Necklace Okay Panda
Make Necktie Old Pants
Man Nephew Olympics Park
Many Nervous On Party
Mask Neighborhood Onion Pasta
Meat New Open Peach
Medicine Nice Orange Peanut Butter
Melon Night Out Pear
Messy Nightmare Outside Peas
Microwave No Oven Pee
Milk Noise Over Pen
Mirror None Owl Pencil
Mittens Nose Phone
Mommy Now Photograph
Money Number Piano
Monkey Nurse Pickle
Monster Nuts Picnic
Moon Picture
Moose Pig
More Pillow
Motorcycle Pineapple
Mouse Pink
Movie Pizza
Mushroom Plant
Music Plate
 Mustache Play

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28 Responses to “M to P Words – Baby Sign Language Dictionary”

  1. Laura

    Hello! I love this site! I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a mom to a savvy signing 2 year old.
    I was wondering if you could add the sign for private

    ADMIN – Hi Laura,

    We can’t as it is not a very natural concept for a baby or toddler of preverbal age. We are happy to connect you with our designer so they can work on your illustration at a nominal cost. Just email me at [email protected]

  2. Emma

    What is the sign for nursery? Is it similar to any other signs?

    ADMIN – Hi Emma,

    As in plant nursery, as in bedroom nursery?

  3. Laura

    Hi. Can you teach me the sign for painting, please?

    ADMIN – Hi Laura,

    Move your dominant hand up and down with palm extended as in painting a wall in front of you.

  4. Jessica

    Is there a sign for polar bear? I saw that you add a descriptor for panda and wondered if there is a designated way to identify polar bear. We read a lot of books about animals and she loves learning to sign for each one. Thank you, this is always my first place for finding new signs to learn.

    ADMIN – Hi Jessica,

    I combine the sign for snow and the sign for bear.

  5. Katie

    What is the sign for “mine”? We’re trying to teach our son alternatives to biting if he’s frustrated when a friend tries to take his toys!

    ADMIN – Hi Katie,

    Point to the object in question and touch your chest with flat palm and fingers together

  6. L

    What is the sign for mustard? Thanks!

    ADMIN – Hi L,

    Mustard is finger-spelled.

  7. Tamara

    Hi! How do you sign mango, and dried dates? Thanks!

    ADMIN – Hi Tamara,

    Both are finger-spelled.

  8. Imani Gibson

    How do you sign.. Never?

    ADMIN – Hi Imani,

    The sign for never mimics a karate chop movement as you move your hand make a question mark in the air. This is done with your dominant hand.


    I love your site! I found your website when my daughter was first born and I’ve been teaching her since she was 2 months old. She is now 20 months and knows more than 100 signs! She communicates better than her 2 year old cousin! She is starting to count now and I think she is learning faster and more efficiently because of learning sign language. Thank you again!
    I was also wondering what the sign is for “penguin”?

    ADMIN – Hi Camille,

    Place both hands by your waist with fingers together and palms looking down, Now waddle your hands as if they were penguin feet.

  10. Rena Harbeck

    How would you say patience? Like have patience

    ADMIN – Hi Rena,

    Pretty easy. Put your thumbnail on your chin and drag it down a little

  11. Anne Adams

    Hello. I have a non-verbal student who communicates by AAC and some sign. He has recently been pointing his index finger at his open palm. The open palm is facing as if shaking a hand. His pokes his index finger into it repeatedly. This is something that none of us are familiar with. Could you help?

    ADMIN – Hi Anne,

    That is the sign for owe. As in you owe me a cookie

  12. Bec

    Hi BSL!

    I love this website! I started teaching my daughter at 2 months and by 9 months she could ask for milk, more, all done and please. It’s been so helpful!

    Could you tell me the sign for ‘name’…so I can teach “My name is…”



    ADMIN – Hi Bec,

    Both hands with index and middle finger pointing to the front gun style tap each other once forming an X

  13. Pattie B.

    My son loves olives. Is the a sign for them? Or, do I have to use the alphabet.

    ADMIN – Hi Pattie,

    Olives are usually finger-spelled. The best approach is to come up with a simplified sign that is unique to you and your baby.

  14. Noyemi

    Hi!!! I have the kit and I love it. But I don’t see the sign for pinch. I would like to know that for I can teach my son to don’t pinch. Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Noyemi,
    I like to use a combo sign first learn the sign for no
    then add the sign for pinch which is don by pinching your upper arm with your dominant hand using index and thumb and moving your “pinch” forwards and backwards.

  15. Sasha

    Love this website! I was wondering if you could add ‘with’ so I could sign ‘are you playing with daddy’

    Hi Sasha,
    The grammatical structure of ASL does not frequently use the word with.

    The question would be formed as follows:

    You and daddy playing?

    The sign for and is the dominant hand at chest height starts open and all fingers meet while pulling outward.

  16. Taylor

    This site is awesome! I’ve been working with my 6-month-old baby boy from the signs I learned on this website, and right now he can sign milk, mommy, and daddy! 🙂 I was really excited about finding you guys, because you make signing so easy and fun!

  17. Heather

    Hello, I love teaching my son new words to sign. He is almost 13 months and is learning how to communicate with us! He has a stuffed animal named Marshmallow. I was wondering what is the sign for Marshmallow? Thank you!

    ADMIN – Hi Heather,

    Marshmallow looks like you are pinching a cube, between your middle and pointer finger, and you thumb using both hands.

  18. James

    Hi, your website is very helpful. Thank you for this. Can you add “carry me” please. Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi James,

    For carry me, we use the sign up (for pick me up). The sign looks like you are pointing up.

  19. Joselyn

    Hello I am Speech and Language Pathology. Your web side is amazing. I need the flash cards of this vocabulary: paper towel, lamp, take, shake, put or cast. If I can help?

    Thank you very much!

  20. Lynnette

    Can you add pain and hurt? I can’t find them but would like my baby to tell me if shes hurting esp with her teething now.

    ADMIN – Hi Lynette,

    We have added hurt.

  21. Nicole

    What is the sign for purse and ring? Thank you!

    Purse: What you do is you bend your fingers at the large knuckles and put the pad of your thumb on the fingers (as if holding a piece of paper between your thumb and fingers) and then you, (ahem) “jam” (lightly) your hand up into your armpit twice
    Ring: The sign for ring is done by creating a ring with your thumb and index of your dominant hand and sliding the finger-ring on the ring finger of your non-dominant hand.

  22. Paula

    Hi, i would like to know the sign for burp, gas or bellyache. Thanks.

    (My son who is 3 month old naturally express burp by passing his hand from belly to throat)


    The sign for “hurt” is made by extending the index fingers of both hands. Bring the fingers toward each other twice using a jabbing movement.

    To communicate a bellyache baby can point to his belly and follow it by the sign described above.

  23. Cam

    Hi there!

    We love your site, the videos are extremely helpful (and they seem to be my little boy’s favorite TV show ;).

    Would you mind adding pinwheel to the list? I usually use the ASL site if I cannot find something here, but they didn’t have it either, and I’m using a sign we’ve found on youtube instead. Not sure if it’s correct – finger pointing to an open palm (the palm with splayed fingers, turning back and forth)? My son finds it easy enough to make (he’s obsessed with pinwheels, so picked it up in no time), but I like knowing what the universal sign is.

    Thank you!

    ADMIN – Hi Cam,

    I don’t think there is an official ASL sign for pinwheel, it is usually fingerspelled. What you are referring to sounds like a ‘homesign.’ If enough people like you start using it, the sign will eventually get incorporated into the official ASL lexicon.

  24. Kay

    Please add flashcard for Pacifier.

    ADMIN – Hi Kay,

    Thanks for making that suggestion. We have added Pacifier / Binkie to the baby sign dictionary.

  25. Martina

    I have been teaching baby sign language to my baby for the last three months. We have mastered over twenty signs. Your website is the only resource I use to teach my baby sign language. I need to know if there is a sign for pray. Each night we give grace with our meals and also before we go to bed. I would love for my baby to know the sign for pray.

    ADMIN – Hi Martina,

    Pray is a natural sign, it looks like you are putting your hands together to pray.

  26. Lisa

    I love this site. I just started teaching signs to my son, and it is wonderful. I’m so excited, but my child loves his pacifier. What would be a sign for when he wants his pacifier? Also what would we use for nap time? I wasn’t sure if I should use night time for nap time, we have a different routine between the two, I don’t want to confuse him.
    Thanks So Much. Wonderful site!

    ADMIN – Hi Lisa,

    Great to hear. We added the pacifier sign to our list of signing vocabulary. The sign in ASL looks like you are taking a pacifier out of your mouth and putting it back in.

    For nap, we usually use the sleep sign. Children usually understand the difference between a day-nap and sleeping at night from context. But, if you want you can improvise a different sign to indicate more specifically which one of those two sleep times you are referring to.

  27. Liza

    What are the signs for pee and poop? Thanks!

    ADMIN – Hi Liza,

    Thanks for the suggestions, we have added these important potty signs!


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