Kindergarten Worksheets > Alphabet Parade > Letter R
These worksheets are designed to introduce your child to the letter R. Beginning with the first worksheet in the collection, the worksheets progress from beginning (identifying the letter) to intermediate (identifying words that begin with the letter R sound) to complex (learning to write the letter R).
R - Coloring
R - Scramble
R - Letter in Word
R - Sound in Picture
R - Tracing
r - Tracing
Activity suggestions to supplement the Letter R alphabet worksheets
- Look through one of your child’s favorite books and challenge him to spot the letter R or r in the text. R is a commonly used letter and he will likely be amazed at how often it appears in a book he loves to read.
- Celebrate the letter R by creating silly sentences emphasizing the R sound, such as: “Randy Raccoon ran a race with Ronnie Rabbit. They each really tried to run the fastest, but the rain made it really hard to run.”
- When your child is done coloring the letter R Coloring Worksheet, ask him to add some rain or a rainbow to his drawing. As he draws, remind him that both rain and rainbow begin with the letter R.
- Write the letters R and r boldly in red marker on a piece of sand paper. Direct your child to trace the letters with the pointer finger of his dominant hand.
Tips for using the Letter R tracing letters worksheets
- Children love to think of the uppercase letter R as a “P with a leg.” After your child has drawn an uppercase P, direct him to leave his pencil on the paper and add a “leg” that moves diagonally down to touch the bottom line.
- The lowercase r is similar to a lowercase n but does not have a complete hump. When teaching your child how to write a lowercase r, direct him to begin drawing the hill as he usually does when writing a letter n, but to stop as soon as the pencil passes the tallest part of the hill.