Alphabet Letter R Rainbow Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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Alphabet Letter R Rainbow Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
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. In Irish mythology, leprechauns (a type of fairy) have a hidden pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

Bible Activities > Noah's Ark, the Rainbow and the Promise
Visit this lesson plan which includes a printable craft and numerous activities, and review the Bible Alphabet A to Z.

Colors: A rainbow presents seven colors in the arc, but for these materials the rainbow presents six colors: primary and secondary.The image is colorized with the equivalent of standard crayon colors. One crayon color is labeled as violet or purple but it is the same color. Encourage children to look at the crayon labels to match the colors.

Alphabet Activities > Letter R is for Rainbow

R is for Rainbow Online Jigsaw PuzzleOnline Jigsaw Puzzle > Here is a R is for Rainbow puzzle to practice letter recognition, color practice and problem solving skills.

Children age 3 and under:

Print this toddler coloring page with large bubble font, color, paint and decorate or,

Print a letter R coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font. Select and print a rainbow coloring page image on the blank side of the letter R coloring image that is age appropriate and/or related to a holiday that you may be celebrating, such as St. Patrick's Day or Easter.

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 rainbow on the finished coloring page.

Children Ages 3+: Alphabet - beginning letter R sound

Present the letter R activity worksheet and mini-book. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

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.

Handwriting Worksheet > Preschool - Kindergarten

Finger and Pencil 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 handwriting practice worksheet.

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.

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters, 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.

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.

Under age 4
letter r rainbow coloring page for toddlers
coloring page for tots

letter r coloring page
Letter R coloring page
Standard Block

Age 3+

Alphabet Letter R Rainbow Color Poster
Color Poster

Alphabet Letter R Rainbow Coloring Page
Coloring Page

Age 4+
letter r rainbow handwriting worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet

For Bible Alphabet:

Age 3+
Alphabet Letter R Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter R Worksheet & Mini-Book

D'Nealian & Standard block

Age 4+
letter r word search and handwriting
Word search & writing

printable lined paper

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Age 5+
drawing writing paper
Drawing | Writing Paper

rainbow, cloud and sun coloring page
Rainbow coloring pages

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