Sign Language Games and Puzzles

Can you have fun with sign language while learning or practicing it? Yes! You can have sign language fun with sign language puzzle books, and by playing sign language games.

Deaf School children sign to each other in school class room
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Sign Language Puzzle Books

  • The American Sign Language Puzzle Book: Puzzles in this book are organized by themes such as health. Illustrations are by a well known deaf artist, Betty Miller.
  • The American Sign Language Puzzle Book, Volume Two: This sequel has another 120 puzzles, again with illustrations by Betty Miller.
  • The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book: This book has 54 crossword and word search puzzles that use handshapes.
  • Learn to Sign the Fun Way: Let Your Fingers Do the Talking with Games, Puzzles, and Activities in American Sign Language: This is a child-oriented book with games focused on signs organized into groups with themes such as Animals.
  • The Joy of Signing Puzzle Book: Puzzles in this book are based on the book The Joy of Signing.
  • The Joy of Signing Puzzle Book 2: Puzzles in this book are also based on the book The Joy of Signing.

Sign Language Games for Friends

The Keep Quiet Crossword Game, a sign language form of Boggle is available through vendors of products for deaf and hard of hearing people. Other sign language games, which may be available through vendors of deaf and hard of hearing products, are:

  • Sign It!: a board game that challenges you to sign words on cards.
  • See it and Sign It: a multi-level game that teaches signs in six-word categories and comes with a DVD Compare Prices.
  • ASLingo: a sign language bingo game.
  • Finger Alphabet Lotto: a matching game for learning the sign language alphabet.
  • Sign language playing cards.
  • Flashcards for learning sign language.
  • The Mystery of the Superintendent's House is a game similar to Clue.

Sign Language Games Online

Most sign language games online are fingerspelling, hangman, or matching games. The sign language dictionary site ASLPro has the following games:

Other sign language games online:

    • The site ABCTeach has several sign language-related printable items. Registration is required for some items:
    • Flashcards
    • Portfolio covers
    • Happy Birthday
  • has a Fingerspelling Concentration game
  • has an identify the alphabet/number game.
  • Enchanted Learning has flashcards and labeling printouts.
  • has a fingerspelling game that spells out words you type, plus flashcards.
  • British Sign Language users can find games at Deaf Sign. Deaf Sign has puzzles, matching games, and sliding puzzles.

By Jamie Berke
 Jamie Berke is a deafness and hard of hearing expert.