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    Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Letter R Lesson Plan

    Letter R Preschool Activities

    Objective: To learn about the letter R

    Book(s): Raquel and the Letter R by Cynthia Kingel and Robert B. Noyed

    Music: “The Letter People – Meet Mr. R” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz1IigBNUc8)

    Fine Motor Skills:

    • CCBS pages 336-341
    • BPW pages 160-163
    • Language Arts page 35
    • LLA pages 38-39
    • PALAW page 20
    • Uppercase page 20
    • Lowercase page 18

    American Sign Language: Cross the middle finger over the index finger. Point the index and middle fingers straight up. Rest the other fingers and thumb on the palm. (https://parentingpatch.com/baby-sign-language-fingerspelling-p-q-r/)

    Craft/Activity 1: Little Letter R Book

    Materials

    • Little Letter R Book template (http://www.themeasuredmom.com/nursery-rhymes-and-songs-letter-r/)
    • Blank paper
    • Stapler

    Directions

    1. Print the Little Letter R Book template onto the blank paper.
    2. Cut an even line across the center of the page.
    3. Fold the two sheets to make a book.
    4. Staple the book together.
    5. Read the Little Letter R Book.

    Craft/Activity 2: Rainclouds (http://www.learning4kids.net/2012/12/19/r-is-for-rain-making-a-rain-craft/)

    Materials

    • Blue construction paper
    • Cotton balls
    • Blue yarn
    • Scissors
    • Glue

    Directions

    1. Cut a large sheet of construction paper into the shape of a cloud.
    2. Cut more construction paper into raindrop shapes.
    3. Glue the cotton balls onto the cloud.
    4. Cut the yarn into 12-inch pieces.
    5. Glue the raindrops onto the pieces of yarn.
    6. Glue one end of each piece of yarn onto the bottom back of the cloud.

    Craft/Activity 3: Red Rs

    Materials

    • Letter R template (http://www.quality-kids-crafts.com/support-files/letter-r-template.pdf)
    • Blank paper
    • Red yarn
    • Red paper
    • Scissors
    • Glue

    Directions

    1. Print the letter R template onto the blank paper.
    2. Cut the red yarn into small pieces and the red paper into small squares.
    3. Glue the red yarn squares onto the letter Rs.

    Optional: Set the finished R craft aside to bind into a book at the end of the alphabet lesson.

    References

    Big Preschool Workbook (P). 2014. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0887431456
    Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills (Grade P). 2011. American Education Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60996-328-6
    DK Workbooks: Language Arts, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. 978-4654-1736-7
    Let’s Learn the Alphabet (2+). 2011. Spectrum Early Years. ISBN 978-1-60996202-9
    Lowercase Alphabet (Grade P). 2012. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-938256-66-6
    Pre-K Alphabet Learning Aid Workbook. 2014. Let’s Grow Smart. ASIN 1453076883
    Uppercase Alphabet (Grade P). 2013. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-938256-65-6

    Image Credits

    Letter R Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

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