Alphabet Letter R Rainbow
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Themes Activities Materials

> Letter R > R is for Rainbow

Bible Alphabet > Noah's Ark & Rainbow


Holidays and Events >
*March 17th > St. Patrick's Day

Science > Weather > Water Cycle > Rainbows


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
Various events > Peace Education theme

Bible Theme Activities > Noah's Ark, the Rainbow and the Promise
Visit this lesson plan which includes a printable craft and numerous activiti

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 color words.

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 and mini-book.

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.
2.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw and color a rainbow and 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 the rainbow section.

Printable Activities
Alphabet Letter R Rainbow Color Poster

Color Poster

Alphabet Letter R Rainbow Coloring Page
Coloring Page

Handwriting Worksheet
For Bible Alphabet:

Alphabet Letter R Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter R Worksheet and Mini-Book

Available in D'Nealian and Standard block format

Word search & writing

Drawing  | Writing Paper

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Rainbow coloring page

St. Patrick's Day theme rainbow coloring pages:
Rainbow, leprechaun and pot of gold

Rainbow, pot of gold and shamrocks

R is for Rainbow Online Jigsaw Puzzle
R Rainbow
Online Jigsaw Puzzle
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