Video: Octopus in Baby Sign Language

Signing: The octopus sign looks like an octopus swimming around in the water. You start by placing the finger of your weak hand on top of the wrist of your strong hand to make the head of the octopus. The fingers of your strong hand become the tentacles of the octopus. Then move your hands around and move your “tentacle fingers” as if the octopus was moving around.

Octopus in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Octopus in Baby Sign Language

Usage: Octopus is one of the more advanced signs, but also one of the most fun for infants to do. They love to make their octopus skulk around ready to surprise the unwary!

Octopus Flash Card Thumbnail

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

Related Signs:

Fish, Water, Shark.

3 Responses to “Octopus”

  1. Andrew Smith

    whats the sign for squid?

    ADMIN – Hi Andrew,

    Squid is generally finger-spelled.

  2. Sonya E

    Our baby is named Octavia, so we have sort of an octopus theme going in her toys, etc. So glad you have catalogued this sign!

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