Alphabet Letter R Reindeer
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Activities Materials
Themes > Alphabet > Letter R | Animals > Mammals > Domesticated > Polar Animals [Arctic] > Deer Family > Reindeer | Holidays & Events > Dec 25th > Christmas | Seasons > Winter | Transportation > Land Transport

Review the reindeer theme to present information, images, a picture book and a craft activity to include with these activities.

Animals > Mammals > Domesticated > Arctic and Sub-Arctic >
The reindeer is an animal with long legs and a long neck closely related to caribou. Reindeer are mammals with antlers and hooves. They are the only deer that has been domesticated. They are raised in the northern parts of Europe and Asia for their milk, fur, and transportion. Reindeer are closely related to moose and other kinds of deer. Reindeers and caribou are the only deer that have antlers on both males and females.

The male is called a stag or buck, the female a doe, and the young, a fawn. Information and images at Simple.Wikipedia.org > Reindeer

Alphabet Activity > Letter R is for Reindeer
Present and display your option of letter R alphabet printable activities listed in the materials column.

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 coloring page (first presentation) or handwriting practice worksheet.

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.

Letter R words (initial consonant sound)Letter R Worksheet and Mini Book
These materials can be used to reinforce letter practice and to identify related R words.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

You can also display other R posters and coloring pages or make a letter R classroom book using coloring images or color posters. Visit Letter R Printable Activities to make your choice.

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


Advanced independent handwriting practice:

1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper and a reindeer coloring page behind the page.  Encourage children to color or draw a reindeer after writing practice.
 
2.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw and color a reindeer and write letter R r.







Age 3+
letter r reindeer color poster
Color poster
D'Nealian
Standard
letter r reindeer coloring page
Coloring page
D'Nealian
Standard

Age 4+
R Reindeer Handwriting Practice Worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet
D'Nealian

Standard
Age 3+
Letter R Activity Worksheet and Mini-book

Letter R Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block format
Age 4+
letter r wor search and writing worksheet

Word search & writing
printable lined paper
Printable lined-paper
(various styles)
Age 5+
drawing writing paper

Drawing  | Writing Paper

Reindeer Coloring Pages
Reindeer coloring pages