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

Alphabet Activity:  Alphabet Letter R is for Rabbit

Present the letter R rabbit 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 R alphabet and handwriting printable materials 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 rabbit coloring page image on the opposite blank side of the letter R coloring image that is age appropriate and/or related to a holiday that you may be celebrating (Easter).

Discuss other letter R words - view this worksheet for ideas.
* 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. Paste the small image sticker found on the rabbit craft template of your choice. Write the word rabbit on the finished coloring page. 

Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter R sound 
1.
Present the letter R activity worksheet and mini-book program
.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

*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.  Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter R's and then discuss the locations with the worksheet.

Discuss other letter R words and images:  First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with example.  You can print letter R in a different bright color to make it stand out.  If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. 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.

Coloring and Sticker Activity:  Encourage the children to decorate the large letter R images incorporating the stickers on the bottom of the page and the raccoon sticker on the craft template.   Older children can use the stickers to complete the mini-book.

Handwriting Practice : Preschool - Kindergarten
Worksheet - Available in
Standard block
or D'Nealian writing format
*
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. 

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil 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 rabbit and letter R words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced Writing Kindergarten/Grade 1:
  
If children have practiced with assisted dotted worksheet previously then encourage independent handwriting.

1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a rabbit behind the page or print a rabbit coloring page to color after writing practice.
2.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw and color a rabbit and write letter R r.
Also available
spring rabbits  lined-writing  paper.

*coloring and writing materials

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