One of the best ways to teach preschool students letters is by devoting an entire week to each separate letter. This list goes over all of the R letter activities you will need to teach this awesome letter during your R week. This collection of letter R activities covers everything from books to snacks to bring this letter to life!
Letter R Books
1. The Gingerbread Man
Introduce children to the letter R with this classic fairytale about the gingerbread man. Children will practice the letter R sound as they chant "run, run as fast as you can!"
2. Row, Row, Row your Boat
Children love rhyming, and it has been proven to enhance their pre-reading skills as well as pre-writing skills! So encourage them with letter R songs! They'll be singing "row, row, row your boat" long after they have gone home for the day!
3. Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll by Mr. Jay
Not only will children practice letter learning with the repeated R sounds throughout this book, but they will also learn the power of friendship and not leaving any rock (or friend) behind.
4. I Know a Rhino by Charles Fuge
Teach young learners letter recognition with this fun book that follows one little girl as she has all sorts of interesting interactions with animals. Children will have so much fun at a rhino tea party that they won't even realize they are learning letters.
Letter R Videos
5. Learn the Letter R
Introduce the letter R with this video following R as he chases his soccer ball in all sorts of perilous locations.
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6. Sesame Street Letter R
Sesame Street Letter R video will have parents feeling nostalgic as it teaches their children the sound letter R makes. It also asks children to think of words beginning with R and reinforces the lessons with cartoons about other R words.
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7. Phonic Letter R
If children are still struggling with the R sound, have them watch this phonics video that continuously uses the R sound to sound out words beginning with R.
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8. Storybots Letter R
Children will have fun learning about the letter R with the fun cartoons in this Storybots video. They will be jumping and dancing around to the song as they recite R words!
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Letter R Worksheets
9. Bubble Letter R
Children will have fun coloring their polka-dotted Rs. Then they can practice their handwriting skills by tracing the words and then writing their own uppercase letters below.
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10. I Spy the Letter R
Another worksheet from TwistyNoodle.com, this one asks students to find the letter R amongst all the alphabet letters. The neat thing is you can customize the text you would like them to trace at the bottom! Aside from this and the last worksheet, this website is an invaluable asset, so peruse their site for many more letter R tracing worksheets!
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11. Letter R Worksheet Set
This website offers an entire free set of letter R worksheets. Yes, an entire set for free! The set has everything from coloring to tracing to circling the letter R.
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12. Letter Cards
Create some letter R flashcards with things words like "rabbit" and "rain." Children can practice their fine motor skills by coloring in their flashcards before cutting them out.
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Letter R Snacks
13. Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad
Reinforce the R sound with red, white, and blue fruit salad. It is easy to make, only using strawberries, blueberries, and bananas. Children can help by mixing all the chopped fruit together! This snack is also great for talking about colors! You can even use red raspberries and strawberries to double up on the red!
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14. Rainbow Veggie Tray with Ranch
Using vegetables you know your children will like, you can create a rainbow tray of raw veggies and serve them with ranch. They will get a nutritious snack while learning!
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15. Rice Crispy Treats
After their healthy rainbow vegetables and fruits, let your children indulge and make these rice crispy treats! This letter R activity won't just be fun to create; it will also be fun to eat!
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Letter R Crafts
16. R is for Raccoon
Children will have to create their own raccoons with this fun letter R craft. For this craft, you will need scissors, glue, white paper, black paper, blue construction paper (though you could use different colored paper for the background if needed), and googly eyes.
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17. Mosaic Rainbow
This colorful letter craft builds on the rainbow theme from snack time. Using cut-up colored paper, children can create their own rainbows by gluing the strips onto the template! If they're a little more advanced, you can just use white paper without needing the template.
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Children will love this robot toilet paper craft! Use an empty toilet paper roll, glue on beads, buttons, google eyes, and more to create a unique robot!
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19. Magazine Rs
Using the linked artwork as inspiration, have children create their own letter R collages by looking through magazines to find Rs. They could even mix in magazine pictures of items that begin with R with their letter Rs! They'll be having so much fun that they will be learning letter-building skills without even knowing!
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20. R is for Rabbit
Wrap up your R week with another fun animal craft. Children will delight in making rabbits out of the letter R!
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