It’s time for another letter of the week! Today’s kid craft centers around the letter R. Join us in making rain and a rainbow in this fun craft that helps to teach penmanship, and letter recognition.
When I realized my daughter can write the letter R, I scrambled to come up with a craft associated so as to work on form and continue through the alphabet. Our end goal will be creating a book of all her (small) letter crafts A-Z. She continues to amaze me with the things she is doing! In fact between ‘Grandparents Day,’ and a friend’s birthday in early September she wrote cards for both and as parents of a 2-year-old, that was so exciting for us!
This kid craft is a fun and easy one.
“R” is for Rain Craft Supplies
- Construction Paper
- Non-toxic washable glue-stick or children’s craft glue
- Cotton Balls (optional)
- Cut out the letter R
- Cut out your raindrops. They can be circles, tear shaped, whatever floats your boat.
- Have child glue the raindrops to the letter “R.”
- Have child add cotton balls for clouds if desired.
- Let dry and display proudly!
How To Teach
Handwriting: R is a tricky letter, there are straight lines, curves and slanted lines. We worked on writing the letter R with my handy lined pad I mentioned in my back to school haul here. and then moved on to the crafting activity.
Letter Recognition: If your child is working on letter recognition, keep this experiment light. Have fun showing them the letter R and explain R is for rain. Remind them what rain is or show them an image if they are unsure. Rain starts with the letter, “R,” let’s make rain!
We also made a rainbow.
Hooray for the letter R!
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