Alphabet Letter R Rat Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter R Rat Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Here are printable activities and some suggestions to present letter R. Visit mice and rodents theme activities and crafts for additional learning activities.

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.


rat online jigsaw puzzle
Rat online puzzle

letter r coloring page
Letter R coloring page
Standard Block

Age 3+

letter r rat color poster
Color poster

letter r rat coloring page

Coloring page

Age 4+
R Rat Handwriting Practice Worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet

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 coloring pages
Rat coloring pages
Alphabet Activities > Letter R is for Rat


  • printer
  • paper
  • coloring & writing supplies

Children age 3 and under:

  • Print a letter R coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font. Select and print an age apropriate rat coloring page on the back or on a separate sheet.

  • 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 letter R r and the word rat on the finished coloring page.

Children Ages 3+ to 6 - 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:

Letter R -- Mammals > Pets >