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Talk about the animals you have in your home (Pets)

  • Describe their color, size, description
  • fingerspell their names and tell their age.
  • How many pets do you have?
  • What is their favorite thing to do?
  • Do they have a favorite toy or treat?
  • Are they your pet or are they the family pet?
  • Did you adopt your pet or did you get it from the pet store?

* Play a game of "Spot the Animal" from various places - describe or act out an animal's particular features without giving away their Sign (Giraffe will be hard).

* Tell a story about an animal experience you've had - watching a baby bird hatch, a horse carriage ride, dogs playing at the dog park, etc. Don't leave the details out.

  1. Ask each other questions that cannot be answered with a yes or no, such as:

  • What do you feed your pet?
  • What tricks does your pet know?
  • What is your favorite animal?
  • What animal is cute? Ugly?
  • What animal are you afraid of?
  • Have you ever been to a farm/zoo?
  • If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?

* Have fingerspelling receptive practice with each other. Have one person fingerspell an animal and the other give the sign for the animal.

  1. Here's a list of some animals from various places:


Dog, Cat, Bird, Fish, Hamster, Gerbil, Mouse, Rat, Snake, Lizard, Ferret, Bunny

The Farm:

Horse, Cow, Goat, Pig, Sheep, Chicken, Rooster, Duck, Goose, Donkey, Rabbit, Llama, Alpaca

The Forest:

Squirrel, Chipmunk, Raccoon, Opossum, Porcupine, Skunk, Wolf, Bear, Deer, Elk, Moose, Beaver, Fox, Owl, Eagle, Frog, Turtle, Snail, Bugs

The Zoo:

Elephant, Rhino, Hippo, Monkey, Gorilla, Tiger, Lion, Giraffe, Zebra, Llama, Alligator, Penguin, Seal, Polar Bear, Kangaroo, Parrot, Otter, Bat

The Ocean:

Whale, Shark, Octopus, Dolphin, Fish, Jellyfish, Lobster, Shrimp, Crab, Oyster

The Desert:

Camel, Armadillo, Lizard, Scorpion, Antelope, Meerkat, Hyena, Coyotes