Football – Baby Sign

Watch this baby sign video to see the ASL sign for football, plus learn how to teach your baby to sign football in Baby Sign Language.

Learn It

How to Sign Football

To do the baby sign for football, with your fingers spread, interlock your fingers twice while keeping your fingers pointed straight and diagonally.

Remember It

Remembering the Baby Sign for Football

To remember the baby sign for football, think of the defense and offense colliding into each other.

Teach It

Teaching your Baby to Sign Football

To teach your baby to sign football, always do the sign while verbally saying the word in a sentence.

Let’s watch some football. – Turn on the big game.

Do you want to play football? – Throw the stuffed, soft football to your baby.

We’re at the football game. – After sitting down at a siblings game, for example.

Try to be consistent, so your baby will make the association between the sign and football. By using the sign in a sentence, your baby is also exposed to verbal language and more vocabulary. Awesome!

Use It

Your Baby Signing Football

Here are a couple ways your baby can use the baby sign for football.

She can ask to watch football with you.

He can ask to play football with you.

She can ask for to wear a shirt with a football on it.
He can ask for his football.

When else does your baby sign football? Share with everyone in the comments below!

Babies Signing Football

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If you catch your cutie signing football, post a video to Instagram with #babysignlanguage and tag @notanexactscience. We’d love to feature you on Instagram and/or share your video on our website to inspire other moms, dads, and caregivers! If your account is private, be sure to comment on our latest post, so we can follow you back and see it!

Please share your successes or questions in the comments below. Your stories and questions are so valuable to other parents learning, so thank you for sharing!


About Adelaide

I started signing with my first baby, and I quickly saw the joy and value of signing. From the glimpses into his mind and the help it provided both of us, it was AMAZING. Now I’m signing with my second baby and helping hundreds of parents and family members to sign with their babies.

For this project, I worked with the deaf community. I wanted to create a signing library that honors the signs in ASL, plus I wanted to make videos that would guide moms–whether they watched one or 100. I want every parent–no matter their socioeconomic status–to have access to the information that will help strengthen their relationship and communication with their child from very early on in life. If you agree, share this with another parent or three.