DLTK's Educational Activities for Kids
Alphabet Ideas:  The Letter R Activities!

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Alphabuddy - Rocky R Alphabet Craft

Age 2+

letter r alphabet ideas

Rabbit Crafts and Other Ideas for Kids

crafts, coloring and more

letter r alphabet ideas

Raccoon Crafts and Other Ideas for Kids

crafts, coloring and more

Rainbow handprint craft

Rainbow Crafts and Other Activities for Kids

letter r alphabet ideas

Reindeer Crafts and Other Activities for Kids

practice the rectangle

Robbie Rectangle (Shapes Buddy) Paper Craft

Age 2+

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Rooster Paper Craft

Age 2+

practice the color red

Rosie Red (Color buddy) Paper Craft

Age 2+

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Ryan the Rhinoceros Cuddle Buddy

Paper Craft

TP Roll Craft

letter r alphabet coloring book pages

Letter R colouring pages

multiple choices

letter r alphabet ideas

Letter R Games and Puzzles

letter r alphabet ideas

Letter R Mini Book

alphabet songs and rhymes

Letter R songs and rhymes

letter r alphabet tracer pages

Letter R tracer pages

multiple fonts to chose from

ENGLISH, FRENCH and SPANISH now available

letter r alphabet ideas

Letter R-r template

Letter QR and qr templates

Each week we have a special "letter of the week".  During the week, we make crafts that feature the letter of the week and practice the upper and lower cases of the letter. 

WHAT WE DO - ACTIVITIES:  During R week, we tried to see how many Rides we could go on.  We went for a ride in the van, a ride in the wagon, a ride on our bikes, a ride on daddy's shoulders.  We even went for a ride on the merry go round at our local mall.  Then we tried to imagine what else we could ride.  An airplane?  A horse?  An elephant?  A rhino?  A zebra?  We brainstormed all the things that one might be able to ride and then provided magazine pictures and computer clipart for the things they'd come up with.  The girls made a collage of things to ride with all the pictures.  You might find a couple of crafts to help reinforce the "ride" theme in our transportation and animals  Ideass (though be forewarned, you'll never be able to predict all the things they'll decide are eligible for riding *laugh*)

WHAT WE DO - SHAPES:  This is a good week to point out that a circle is round.  You can also work on showing the kids what a rectangle is.  I'm hoping to get shapes buddies templates done in the not too distant future!

This is a fun and active game for young children.  You'll need a fair amount of space for the running and rolling part.  It's sort of a cross between Simon Says and Head & Shoulders, Knees & Toes.  For very young children, have the leader simply shout out the commands Reach Rub Run and Roll in order.

  • When the leader says REACH, the kids stand on their tip toes and reach as high as they can.  
  • When the leader says RUB, the kids rub their tummies like they just ate something yummy.  
  • When the leader says RUN, the kids run around the room.
  • When the leader says ROLL, the kids drop to the ground and roll around on the floor.
  • then start again at REACH

As an alternative (and for older kids), you can add a random element (don't say the words in order) or you can add a competitive element (instead of Simon Says, do "Rory says" or "Rachel says") - if the children change their activity when Rachel didn't say, they're out.

Relay races are another good letter R activity.

WHAT WE DO - CRAFTS:  Using Rice to fill in a picture is fun and adds texture.  You can color 3/4 cups of rice using food color and 1 tsp of rubbing alcohol.  Use rice to fill in or make a frame for the letter R-r template to help reinforce the letter shapes.

WHAT WE DO - FOOD:  During "Rr week" try out this simple Rainbow cookie recipe.  The kids have so much fun rolling the snakes of colored dough out (it's just like playing with playdough).

Links to other letter R sites

Links to other Letter R Activity and Printables Websites