Baby Sign Language: Cereal

Cereal is often a first food for babies. Teach your baby the signs for the word cereal in baby sign language with the following descriptions and videos. You may use either sign for cereal depending on your personal preference.


Hold one hand in front of the chest with the palm facing up. Form the letter C of the sign language alphabet with the other hand. Use the C hand to mimic scooping cereal from a bowl into the mouth.


Form the hand into the signed number one (1). Hold the hand in front of the face with the index finger pointing to the side. Bend the index finger a couple of times in front of the mouth.



Acredolo, Linda & Susan Goodwyn. 2009. Baby signs: How to talk with your baby before your baby can talk, 3rd edn. New York: McGraw Hill.
Porpora, Tracey. 2011. The complete guide to baby sign language: 101 trips and tricks every parent needs to know. Ocala, FL: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson is a mother, wife, writer, librarian, and linguist. She earned a BA in English studies with a minor in creative writing from Illinois State University in May 2007, an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2009, and an MS in English studies with an emphasis in linguistics at Illinois State University in December 2011.

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