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
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
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
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.
and writing paper Encourage children to draw and color a
write letter R r.
Age 3 & under
Letter R coloring
Letter R Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block
Word search & writing
· Writing Paper