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R > R is for Raccoon
oo - Raccoon
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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter R or the vowel team "oo". The presentation
ideally should be part of raccoon
themed activities and/or crafts. Present some information,
images, a picture book and a craft activity to acquaint children with
the raccoon before the alphabet activity.
Alphabet Activity: Letter R is for Raccoon
Present the letter R raccoon six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter R 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 printable materials listed in the materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
* Print a letter R coloring page
D'Nealian or Standard Block font and a raccoon coloring image behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. Discuss other letter R words found on the worksheet.
* 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 with gray and black as the raccoon. Paste the small image sticker found on the raccoon craft template you intend to assemble with the children. After completing the letter coloring, encourage children to color the raccoon image. Write the word raccoon on the finished coloring page.
Letter R words (initial consonant sound): Letter R Activity Worksheet and Mini Book
This worksheet and matching mini-book can be used as part of Letter R program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related R words. 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.
Letter R Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The six word search game features a raccoon and letter R words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Handwriting & Drawing (Kindergarten | Grade 1):
1. Print your choice of handwriting paper and print a raccoon coloring page image on the blank side of the paper to have fun coloring after writing practice.
2, Print drawing and writing paper to engage children in making an original drawing of a raccoon and practice letter R in upper and lower case independently.
Vowel team (oo) sound
Children 6+ (Advanced K and Grade 1)
Use the drawing and writing paper to engage children in drawing vowel team oo words listed below and practice writing a selection.
Vowel team oo sound: book, cook, broom, moon, spoon
Other words: hook, look, loom
*coloring and writing materials
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