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Auslan Feeling Flashcards

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 8 pages | Years: 1 - 6

A set of 16 flashcards that show how to sign common feelings in Auslan.

Use this teaching resource in the classroom when learning how to sign common feelings in Auslan (Australian Sign Language).

These flashcards include a description and an image of how to sign:

  • happy
  • sad
  • angry
  • frightened
  • tired
  • sick
  • surprised
  • worried
  • brave
  • hopeful
  • okay
  • thirsty
  • good
  • love
  • sorry
  • confused.

Please note: The images shown aim to give a broad understanding of the handshapes and movements required to sign these key signs. We encourage you to cross-reference using resources within your local community.


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  • Lou De B

    Would be great if you could produce without the big chunk of text as well, as I work in a signing school and the kids know how to sign so is just not needed. Also if there's any chance of having variants would be great. In particular: sick: http://www.auslan.org.au/dictionary/words/ill-2.html Brave: http://www.auslan.org.au/dictionary/words/brave-2.html

    • Alison Smith

      Hi Lou, thanks so much for getting in touch! We really appreciate any feedback. As these Auslan flashcards have been created for teachers with little or no experience of signing, we have provided the text to give further instruction. Where possible we have chosen to use Australia wide signs (in collaboration with Deaf Services Qld). But I can see that there are Australia wide variants! Thanks for sharing my passion for teaching Auslan. Please feel free to make your request via the Request a Resource widget https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/. Have a great day! Ali