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Letter "Rr" Recognition Craft Projects & Activities
We spend one week reinforcing each letter with crafts and activities after it is introduced.
"Rr" is for Robot
See ideas for using this craft as a group time activity at the bottom of this page titled Rectangle Robots.
"Rr" is for Reindeer
We study the letter R in December so we make these cute little reindeer ornaments. Paint 3 popcicle sticks brown (for this one I used wood stain). When dry glue together to form the reindeer head as shown. Place a drop of glue on the bottom tip and sprinkle with red glitter or sequins for the nose. Add eyes and holly to the antlers. Tie on a ribbon to hang on the tree.
"Rr" is for Reindeer Hats
Make simple reindeer hats with a red nose. Play the song "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, dance, and sing!
"Rr" is for Raindrop
Cut raindrop shapes to glue to the letter.
Other ideas for collaging with letter Rr,
Ribbon rectangles": rectangular shapes of ribbon
Red - use red markers or crayons to color the letter
Glue precut shapes,
Get The letter Rr Template here...
Carl's Corner Letter R - This comes with a sheet to color, cut, and paste to the letter.
Letter R Sponge Painting
Invest in some Alphabet and misc. sponges for crafts like this. They are about $2 or $3 per bag at Walmart. Also available from school supply stores. We use ours to make a page like this for every letter we are learning from September through May. Parents are encouraged to take them home and post them where the child can see and practice every day. When we finish the entire alphabet they can make them into a book or put them into a binder.
Group Time Activity
See picture at the top of this page. Provide children with lots of different size, colorful construction paper rectangles. Write the word rectangle on the board. Have children read the word with you elongating the beginning r sound. Hold up a large rectangle so that children understand its shape (two short sides and two long sides). Then write the word robot on the board, pointin out that this word also begins with r. Have children create robots by gluing rectangles onto large sheets of construction paper. They can add details with crayons and markers. Ask them to think of one special thing their robots can do, such as wash the car or walk the dog. Help them write the phrase on the paper, using this sentence frame: My robot can _____. Display children's robots around the room.
Make red rubbings. Write the words "red rubbings" at the top of a
page. Then collect things from around the house that are flat and place them
under the paper. Rub with the side of a red crayon on top of the paper. This
process will create a red image of the object. Suggested objects for red
rubbings are stencils of the letter r, road (use the sidewalk and pretend
it's a road), rice, or maybe a ruler. This would also be a good day to ride
bikes and trikes on a pretend road.
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