Alphabet Letter R Rat
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Activities Materials
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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter R.  The presentation ideally should be part of rat themed activities and/or crafts.

Animals > Mammals > Rats
A rat is a small mammal with a pointed face and a very long tail.  Rats are rodents that look like mice, but are larger.  They are often kept as pets. The rat is one of the twelve animals represented in the Chinese zodiac.

Online resources > Resources for caring for pet rats > Humanesociety.org | Rats > Wikipedia.org

Alphabet Activity > Letter R is for Rat

Present the letter R rat six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter P in upper and lower case.  Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.

Present and display your option of letter alphabet and handwriting printable activities listed in the materials column.

Children age 3 and under
:
* Print a letter R coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font.  Optional: Select and print a rat coloring page image on the opposite blank side of the coloring image that is age appropriate.

* Finger Tracing:  Trace letter R's 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. 

* Children can color and trace the letter R's following instructions. Use finger paints, crayons or water colors. Write the word rat on the finished coloring page.

Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter R sound >
Present the letter R worksheet and mini-book
. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them trace the letter correctly.  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 worksheet words and encourage them to circle  these first.

Discuss other letter R words and images found in the worksheet. Make a home or classroom letter R book or coloring book. Visit Letter R Printable Activities to make your choice.

Letter R Word Search & Handwriting Practice: The four and six word search game features a rat and letter R words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced Independent Handwriting:
  
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a rat behind the page or print a rat coloring page to color after writing practice.

2. Drawing and writing paper. Encourage children to draw and color a rat and write letter R r.
letter r rainbow jigsaw puzzle
R Rat online jigsaw puzzle

rat online jigsaw puzzle
Rat online jigsaw puzzle
[bilingual]

letter r coloring page
Letter R coloring page
D'Nealian

Standard Block
 
Alphabet Letter R Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter R Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block

letter r word search and handwriting
Word search & writing


drawing and writing paper

Drawing | Writing Paper

printable lined paper

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

rat and rodents coloring pages
 
Rats & rodents coloring pages