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The Great Outdoors
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Airdate February 19, 2006
Season 1
Episode 8
Previous Leah's Farm
Next Zoo Train

The Great Outdoors is a Signing Time! episode from season one. It aired on PBS Kids in the United States on February 19, 2006, replacing the cancellation of one episode Leah's Farm. It was the eighth episode of the first season aired in the United States.



Alex, Leah, Hopkins, and Rachel teach ASL signs for animals, bugs, activities and objects one would encounter in the woods or a backyard.


Note: This is based on the album's track list.

  1. Signing Time! Theme
  2. My Great Backyard
  3. Right Place, Right Time
  4. When the Bugs Come Marching In
  5. Caterpillar Dreams


Intro - Rachel welcomes Alex, Leah, Hopkins, and the viewers to sing and sign with us.

Rachel signs the words backyard, explore, tent, trail, bridge, stream, forest, and mountain in American Sign Language.

Rachel signs the words porcupine, raccoon, deer, bear, owl, skunk, beaver, wolf, eagle, and fox in American Sign Language.

Rachel signs the words bug, ant, fly, spider, bee, worm, and mosquito in American Sign Language.

Rachel signs the words caterpillar and butterfly in American Sign Language. Rachel love those beautiful butterflies. She waves goodbye to the viewers and the episode ends.

The end credits roll with the instrumental song playing: "Caterpillar Dreams".

Signing Time! ABCs: Rachel signs the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z in American Sign Language.

Signing Time! Counting: Rachel learned a lot of ABC's, she signs the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 in American Sign Language. She waves goodbye to the viewers and the episode ends.

Sign Review

  1. Backyard
  2. Explore
  3. Tent
  4. Trail
  5. Bridge
  6. Stream
  7. Forest
  8. Mountain
  9. Porcupine
  10. Raccoon
  11. Deer
  12. Bear
  13. Owl
  14. Skunk
  15. Beaver
  16. Wolf
  17. Eagle
  18. Fox
  19. Bug
  20. Ant
  21. Fly
  22. Spider
  23. Bee
  24. Worm
  25. Mosquito
  26. Caterpillar
  27. Butterfly

Stock Footage

  • In "ABC Signs", the end of the video shows Rachel counting to 10 in American Sign Language.



Series 1 Episodes
My First Signs | Playtime Signs | Everyday Signs | Family, Feelings, and Fun | ABC Signs | My Favorite Things | Leah's Farm | The Great Outdoors | Zoo Train | My Day | My Neighborhood | Time to Eat | Welcome to School