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Learn ASL in 31 Days: Day 20:: Animals Part 2 + Game

Animals again???

 

Yes, but this time it's a fun animal game!

 

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Plus, I added some new animal signs.

 

Say what!?

 

Yes, some new animal signs. Some really fun animal signs.

Because you know me: I'm all about having fun. 

 

So, the game is crazy fun. It's called King Monkey.  Watch the vid for instructions plus the new signs.

 

http://youtu.be/m3VNpbn_8lU

 

Did you catch all that?

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Here's the written instructions:

King Monkey

 

Number of players: 4+

Object of game: To be the King the longest

How to play:

  1. Everyone picks an animal sign.
  2. Decide who is the King Monkey (that's now their sign "king monkey").
  3. Establish who is the lowest animal in the group (typically on the king's left) and who is second (on the king's right).
  4. King Monkey starts play.

 

Scenario:

King Monkey: Signs own sign + Signer A's sign

Signer A: signs own sign + Signer C's sign

Signer C: signs own sign + Signer H's sign

Signer H: signs own sign + Signer C's sign

and on and on and on until someone gets stumped.

 

How do you get stumped?

  • You sign the wrong sign for yourself
  • You don't sign your own sign
  • You blank on the second sign
  • You sign stutter -- you start to sign, then stop, then start again (or so)
  • You sign the animal sign incorrectly
  • You sign an animal that is not in the game

 

How to win:

Be King Monkey, duh!

You've got to keep a consistent pace. Typically as the game gets more intense people naturally speed up. You can use this as a natural way to make the game harder, or you can keep it at a steady pace. Your choice.

 

When does the game end?

There are two variations to the game.

1. You pick a number of rounds to be King Monkey.

For instance, after 5 rounds as King Monkey you win. Or whatever number you want.

 

2. As you lose you get knocked out of the game. The last two remaining will have to battle it out.

I've played both. Usually we start out with variation number 1 and then as we tire or want to up the risk factor we switch to variation number 2. 

 

Done and done!

 

Wait!? You did what? You might've forgotten the animal signs? Well, get clicking over to Day 17 for a refresher.

 

How'd you like the new animal signs?

 

My favorite one of the bunch is goat. Then I like fox.  Which did you like?

 

See you next time!

 

Mwah

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Learn ASL in 31 Days: Day 17:: Animals

Today is the day to learn animal signs. It's a pretty fun day that everyone can enjoy, even if you're not particularly fond of animals. Did you catch the review? Are you a professional now?

 

Well, if you're groaning to yourself, don't distress, it's never too late to go back and relearn what you may have forgotten!

 

Day 17 is a fun simple lesson, perfect for today, I think.

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Who doesn't love animal signs?  Don't answer that.

 

I'm sure you realize there are many many animals in the world. Some are yet to be discovered. Consider those "signless." There are many animals that have a name, latin and otherwise, yet do not have a sign. Many are fingerspelled. For instance, a leafy sea dragon is going to be fingerspelled and not given its own sign. Sorry Leafy.

 

There are animals that do have signs that I have not included in this video. It's not because I'm biased or hateful, it's because I don't want to throw every stinking animal I know at you. Plus, you'll most likely be getting a follow-up lesson with some more animal signs.

 

 

All right already, enough with the chatter, show us the video!

 

http://youtu.be/QADfcAw0P9c

 

I experimented with the format of the captions so you don't have to stress about turning on the captions or clicking an extra link just so you can see them.  Let me know how it works out for you. I may dink around some more with it until I find something that just says, "Mmmmmmm, that's real nice."

 

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