How to Sign "Scared" in Sign Language

During spooky season, this sign will come in handy!

Signing "Scared"

  1. Handshape: Form both hands into a “open 5” handshape
  2. Hand location: Bring your hands in front of your chest.
  3. Movement: Move both hands across your chest, so that they cross each other.
  4. Facial expression: Make sure your face matches a scared, frightened look

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