Alphabet Letter R Reindeer
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Activities Materials

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 > 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 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 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.

If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. 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+

Color poster

Coloring page

Age 4+

R Reindeer Handwriting Practice Worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet


Age 3+
Letter R Activity Worksheet and Mini-book

Letter R Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block format

Age 4+

Word search & writing

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)
Age 5+

Drawing  | Writing Paper

Reindeer Coloring Pages
Reindeer coloring pages
Themes > Alphabet > Letter R | Animals > Mammals > Domesticated > Polar Animals [Arctic] > Deer Family > Reindeer
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