Hands Up! Hands On!: Active Multicultural Literacy Through Signing, Stories, and More – Resources

You are welcome to share any of these handouts with others as long as the attribution to storiesbyhand.com remains on the handout.

Multicultural Storytime Magic Handout Packet (printable .pdf)

“Multicultural Storytime Magic” Workshop Patterns and Templates: Featuring full-size flannelboard and magnetboard patterns and craft templates to go with the workshop handouts.

Multicultural Storytime Magic 3.23.23 Small group activity followup handout (printable .pdf)

Little Hands Signing in the Classroom 3.23.23 group activity followup handout (printable .pdf)

Recommended Online ASL Dictionaries:

First Signs Handout (printable .pdf)

Numbers 0 to 10 Signs Handout (printable .pdf)

Numbers 11 to 20 handout (printable .pdf)

Color Signs Handout (printable .pdf)

Group Management Signs Handout (printable .pdf)

Sign With Your Child Handout for parents

Hello Song (Kathy MacMillan) (1:44)


Group Management Signs (Kathy MacMillan) (1:24)

Purchase signed copies and support a great cause!

You can order autographed copies of all my books at the Deaf Camps, Inc. Online Bookstore – and all proceeds go toward scholarships for Deaf campers!


Upcoming Webinars Open for Registration:

Pink and white flowers appear above the text: Little Hands Signing Professional Development: Spring Signs. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 11 AM-12 PM Eastern. Presented by Kathy MacMillan, NIC, MLS. Register at StoriesByHand.com/webinars

A colorful banner adorns the top of the page. At the bottom of the page, an illustration shows six people of different ages and races dancing in a line. Text reads: Little Hands Signing Professional Development: Summer Reading Special. Learn signs for storytimes about friends and togetherness! Tuesday, May 23, 2023 from 12 PM -1 PM Eastern/11 AM-12 PM Central/10 AM-11 AM Mountain/9 AM-10 AM Pacific. Register at StoriesByHand.com/webinars.

Illustrations of a sun, watermelon, beach ball, sunglasses, beach umbrella, and flip-flops appear against a green background. Text reads: Little Hands Signing Professional Development Webinar: Summer Signs. Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 2-3 PM Eastern. Presented by Kathy MacMillan, NIC, M.L.S. Register at StoriesByHand.com/webinars

More from Stories By Hand:


Book a Program for Your School

Online Coaching for Educators


More Resources for Signing with Children:

Nita’s First Signs and Nita’s Day – book info and parent/teacher resources

Resources for Signing with Babies and Young Children

Picture Books about ASL and Deaf Culture

Resources for Educators and Librarians

Resources for Signing in Storytime or the Classroom

Resources for Learning American Sign Language

Resources about Deaf Culture and History