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Letter R Worksheets

Today I’m sharing the next set in the alphabet worksheets series! These free printable letter R worksheets are great for letter recognition, handwriting practice, and building basic phonetic skills.

These can be printed off and used at home with your preschooler or kindergartener. So whether you are doing preschool at home or are doing letter-a-day activities with your kindergarteners at school, I think you will find this letter R printable helpful.

Before we get to the download, let me show you what is in this letter R worksheets pack!

Letter R Worksheets

There are eight letter R worksheets that are available in this free letter R printable. Each of these worksheets offers practice of the uppercase and lowercase R while building basic handwriting, vocabulary, fine motor skills, and phonetic awareness.

1. Letter R Worksheets for Preschool

The first two letter R pages in this free printable are geared towards preschoolers. They feature a picture of an item that starts with R, followed by a large upper and lowercase letter R for them to color, and a R word to practice tracing.

Tip: Want to turn these letter R practice pages into reusable worksheets? If so, laminate the preschool pages, and you can use them over and over!

2. Uppercase and Lowercase Letter R Worksheets

The next two pages offer practice differentiating between upper and lowercase R using prewriting, letter formation activities, beginning sounds pictures, and vocabulary word practice.

3. Color the Objects – Letter R Worksheet

Now for practice with finding words that begin with R. This page helps to build sound differentiation between other letters in the alphabet, as well as, practicing the particular sound that letter R makes.

4. Letter R Handwriting Practice Pages

This letter R worksheet is a practice page for writing the letter R. (The correct stroke marks are given in the example at the top of the page.)

5. Letter R Drawing Worksheet

The next letter R printable is a vocabulary and drawing exercise. To complete this activity page, have your students read the given word, trace it, then draw a picture that corresponds with the word. (Note: you might need to help read the word to the child, depending on their level.)

6. Tracing R Words – Letter R Worksheets for Kindergarten

Lastly, there is a letter R vocabulary list for your students to read, trace, and practice. You can instruct your kids to read each common R word out loud then trace it using their best handwriting.

How to teach the Letter R to Preschoolers & Kindergarteners

The sound that R makes can be challenging for some kids to pronounce. But with practice and regular exposure to R words, your students will be making headway in no time. 

The basic R sound is /r/ (sometimes taught as /rah/) as in rust, run, and rain. Then, there is the /er/ sound that is used in the er, ir, ur letter combinations.

For preschool, simply focus on getting your kids to identify the letter R. Then have them practice finding letter R within words and saying the ‘r’ sound out loud.

Free Printable Letter R Worksheets Download

Are you interested in downloading the free letter R worksheets? You can get them here! (Please keep in mind, these worksheets are an instant download and are for personal use only!)  For Access to this freebie, Join the Inspire the Mom Community and sign in with Grow for this exclusive content!

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Letter R Worksheets – Q & A

1. What four letter words start with R for kids?

Race, risk, room, rest, rose, rich, root, roof, rush, rank, ride, rail, rule, road, rake, rust, ruin, rope, rink, rump, roam, rate, rise, role, and rule.

2. Can you name some objects that begin with letter R?

Rabbit, ring, rail, rice, and radish. For more items that begin with R, check out the Full List of Objects that Start with R !

3. Where can I find a huge list of words that begin with R?

For a huge list of words that begin with R, check out this R Words for Kids page!

4. Are there letter R worksheets for toddlers?

These free letter R learning pages work well with toddlers too! The coloring and pencil practice is great for dexterity and building fine motor skills while introducing the letter and sound of R.

Get The Other Alphabet Worksheets!

Check out the other free printables in the alphabet worksheet series!

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