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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter R. The presentation
ideally should be part of rainbow
themed activities and/or crafts.
Science > Climate | Weather > What is a rainbow?
A rainbow is a curved arc of light of many colors across the
sky. Rainbows are caused by the sun's shining through drops of
water [raindrops] during or after a rain.
Rainbow as a symbol >
The rainbow is a symbol of peace and diversity.
Resources > Rainbow
flag at Wikipedia.org
Various events > Peace
Bible Theme Activities > Noah's
Ark, the Rainbow and the Promise
Visit this lesson plan which includes a printable craft and
Alphabet Activity > Letter R is for Rainbow
Present and display your option of R Rainbow alphabet printable
materials listed in the materials column.
Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letters in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring
page (first presentation) or handwriting practice worksheet.
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter
and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them trace the
letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to
count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number
order aids them in the writing process.
Find the letter R's: Have the children find all the
letter R's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first. Visit each child to make sure they
have identified the letter R's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
Coloring Activity: Encourage
the children to color the rainbow image incorporating the primary and
secondary colors in the order featured in the poster. Review
Letter R words (initial consonant sound): Letter
R Activity Worksheet and Mini Book
This worksheet and matching mini-book can be used as part of Letter R program of activities
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related R words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Discuss other letter R words and images: First 'brainstorm' and
ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and
write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with
example. You can print letter R in a different bright color to
make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you
can also use images in them. You can also display other R posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter R classroom book using coloring
images or color posters. Visit Letter
R Printable Materials to make your choice.
Letter R Word
Search & Handwriting Practice
The four and six word search game features a rainbow and letter R
words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and a rainbow
coloring page behind the page. Encourage children to color
or draw a rainbow after writing practice.
and writing paper Encourage children to draw and color a
write letter R r.
R is for Rainbow Online Jigsaw Puzzle
Here is a R
is for Rainbow puzzle to practice letter recognition and
problem solving skills.
The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the shape button
to change shape and number of pieces.
Make sure to include these activities as part of one the themes listed in
the activities column. Discuss what causes a rainbow as well as
simple experiments available in