ASL Signs For Everyday Use — Needs

Bathroom

The sign “bathroom” is made by forming the right hand into the letter “t.” and shaking your hand side to side a couple times.
 
Here’s how:
1. Form the right hand into the letter “t,” facing the palm away from you.
2. Shake your hand side to side a couple times.

Eat

The sign “eat” uses your dominant hand’s fingertips touching your thumb and tapping it on your mouth.
 
Here’s how:
1. With your dominant hand, touch your fingertips to your thumb.
2. At your jaw’s level, tap your hand to your mouth.

Hungry

The sign “hungry” is made by forming your right hand into the letter “c” and moving your hand down the middle of your chest.
 
Here’s how:
1. With your right hand, form a letter “C”.
2. Move your hand down the middle of your chest.
 
TIP: To emphasize how hungry you are, use stronger movement.

Thirsty

The sign “thirsty” is made by extending your index finger and moving it down from your chin to your tummy.
TIP! Think of it like you are tracing the path of the water going down into your stomach.
 
Here’s how:
1. Extend your index finger and point it at your chin.
2. Move your pointed finger down from your chin to your tummy.