10 Interactive and Fun Letter R Worksheets – Activities for Kids (2023)

| Last Updated: June 12, 2022

 When teaching the letter r, or any letter, providing plenty of opportunities to practice and work with both the letter and the sound is necessary. There are many activities and options for practicing but one of the fastest, easiest, and most helpful ways is through the use of worksheets.

Worksheets are quick to print and can be ready in minutes, reducing your preparation time. And, every worksheet is different, so you can find the perfect ones to build out your letter r lesson plans. We’ve tracked down the options below as some of the best options available. So browse through the list to find the right ones for you!

Really Awesome Letter R Worksheets

Critical Thinking | Letter Recognition | Writing

1. Find the Path Letter R Maze Activity Page

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Kids love figuring things out and this letter R maze engages critical thinking as they attempt to find the way through a large, uppercase letter R. This is an excellent way to keep your class busy and learning while also working on letter identification.
This prints at the touch of a button, so these are ready when you (or your class) are. You can use the letter r maze from TSRCrafts for morning work, a literacy center, independent practice, or just a way to break up the day’s topics.

Fine Motor | Letter Recognition | Sound Identification

2. 5 Printable Letter R Worksheets

This letter R worksheet set from KellyConnors features 5 differentiated activities to add to your curriculum. The activities include penmanship, letter and sound identification, sentence writing, and beginning sound identification.

You can use these for centers, morning work, at-home practice, deskwork, or anywhere you need them. With fun clip art and clean, clear lettering, these are simple for kids to understand and complete.

Motor | Writing | Letter Recognition

3. Letter R Playdough Mat for Hands-on Fun

Let kids shape playdough “snakes” into the letter R to add a tactile element to your day. EducationOutside’s printable letter r playdough mat is easy to print and use. You can laminate it to be used again and again if desired.

Not only do students get to trace the upper and lowercase r with playdough, this includes lines for tracing by hand, and then lines for independently writing the letters. Kids love playdough and any time you can incorporate fun and learning, it’s sure to be a hit!

Creative | Fine Motor | Critical Thinking

4. Let’s Learn About the Letter R {Letter of the Week}

This letter r pack by MichelleGriffoFromApplesandABCs provides over 10 pages of activities to help students practice this letter. If you need a week’s worth of worksheets to cover learning your letter of the week (letter r), this has you covered. 

Whether you use these as morning work, for centers, homework, or deskwork, they are ready when you need them. Simply print the worksheet(s) and you’re ready to go. This set includes activities such as coloring, tracing, printing, sorting, a letter R decodable, and more. You can slide the sheets into page protectors to easily create a reusable activity kids can do again and again.

This no-prep letter r printable set from TweetResources has a variety of ways to practice. You get over 20 pages of activities to keep kids occupied. What’s great about this set is that not only do you get printable sheets, but you get a condensed 15-page version that works with both Google and Seesaw applications, so you can use it digitally or on paper.

This includes activities such as posters, trace and print, sentences, picture search, read and match, letter maze, counting, booklets, and more! With such a wide variety, you can use this for ELL, as an intervention, for literacy centers, home practice, or anywhere it fits into your day. And you can print these easily so they are instantly available in time crunches.

KatieRoltgen created this All About R letter activity pack to build out your letter of the week curriculum. In this pack, you get 10 great activities including color and trace, a letter crown, mystery letter, sorting, and more. These are printable and require little to no preparation, which makes your planning easier.

You can use these for homework, independent deskwork, centers, or for distance learning. And since all you have to do is print them, they’re ready in an instant. This is excellent for a letter of the week curriculum or as assessments after the unit.

Sight Word Recognition | Reading | Fine Motor

7. Read and Learn – Letter R Sentences

Practice reading, letter recognition, and letter sounds with EducationOutside’s letter r sentences. This is a single sheet with 6 sentences in both black and white and color versions, so you can decide which is best for your student(s). 

Kids can read each sentence twice, filling in the star boxes at the end. Then, they can read them again and again to increase reading fluency. By incorporating sight words into easy-to-read sentences, kids get to practice reading and sight word recognition at the same time. The predictable nature of the sentences ensures student success and builds confidence!

Letter Recognition | Creative | Critical Thinking

8. MEGA Bundle – Phonics Letter of the Week R

If you need a near-endless number of letter r worksheets, LaviniaPop offers this phonics letter of the week, mega bundle featuring the letter r. It even gives both Australian and English spellings of words to cater to wider audiences. Each sheet focuses on one or more of the following skills; correct letter formation, written letter recognition, and letter sounds. 

With over 80 worksheets, features over 30 games and activities. Some of these include posters, flashcards, crowns, CVC words, cut and paste, letter sorts, mini books, readers, and more. Use these for a complete letter of the week curriculum for letter r, for at-home practice, interventions, centers, or anywhere you need them. Just print the sheet(s) you need and you’re ready to go!

Vocabulary | Writing | Letter Recognition

9. Letter R | Printables and Center – For Tons of Practice!

This huge letter r bundle from SimplyKinder gives you over 70 pages of practice pages. It gives you practically everything you need to teach the letter r with minimal prep work. You can use these as a letter of the week curriculum, for literacy centers, as an intervention, for at-home practice, or anywhere you need a quick activity. 

This includes activities like vocabulary practice, letter stamping, sound sort, sorting, handwriting, craft pages, emergent readers, write the room, and more!  This set will keep your student(s) busy for quite a while. And since these require little to no preparation, they make things easier for you, too.

Fine Motor | Writing | Letter Recognition

10. Letter R Practice Printables – 10 Activity Pack

This 10 activity set of letter r printables from TheDollarStorebyDanieDee are an excellent addition to your lesson plans. These can be used for independent practice, small groups, centers, or homework. Each page is well-designed with kids in mind and the activities are sure to engage even reluctant learners. 

Some of the activities included are phonics mazes, handwriting practice, mini book, and even materials for a bulletin board! Kids will enjoy learning, practicing, and mastering both the upper and lowercase letter r in a variety of fun ways. This set requires little to no prep work, so you can get started right away.


Recognizing and identifying all 26 letters of the alphabet can be challenging, especially for young kids. Worksheets are a great hands-on way to practice and utilize many different activities and presentations so kids are using multiple senses as they learn. 

You can choose any of the letter r worksheets above and be sure that you are getting good value for your money, coupled with convenience and ease of use. We provided you with some of the best options out there to make this as easy as possible for busy parents, daycares, teachers, and homeschoolers. Hopefully, you found what you were looking for. Happy teaching!

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