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Alphabet Letter R Rose Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter R Rose Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets


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Rose is a prickly bush or shrub that typically bears red, pink, yellow, or white fragrant flowers, native to north temperate regions. Numerous hybrids and cultivars have been developed and are widely grown as ornamentals, for cut flowers, ingredient in fragrance, and for medicinal purposes (rose hip).

Interesting rose facts:
  • The red rose is the most popular flower for Valentine's Day.
  • The rose is the national floral emblem of the United States and England.
  • This flower is associated with the Greek goddess Aphodite, and is prominent in Greek mythology.
  • The rose is a symbol of the Virgin Mary, and eventually led to the creation of the Rosary of the Catholic church.
Alphabet Activities:

Children age 3 and under:

Print a Letter R coloring page. Select and print a rose coloring page image on the blank side.

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. Write the word rose on the margin.

Handwriting worksheet tips:

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter, and explain 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.

Have the children find all the letter R's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them.

Children ages 3+:

Letter R words: Letter R Worksheet Program and Mini-Book can be used as part of program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

You can also display letter posters and coloring pages or make a letter R home or classroom book. For related images visit: Letter R printable activities.

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

Advanced independent handwriting practice:

1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and a rose coloring page behind the page. Encourage children to color or draw a rose after writing practice.

2. Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw and color a rose and write letter R r.

Complimentary activities:

rose coloring pages (flower)
Rose coloring pages

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letter r coloring page
Letter R coloring page

Alphabet Letter R Rose Color Poster
Color Poster

Alphabet Letter R Rose Coloring Page
Coloring Page

letter r rose handwriting 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

printable writing paper

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

drawing writing paper
Drawing · Writing Paper

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