By the end of this activity my 3 year old could recognize a capital "R" and a lower case "r", he knew that they make the "rrrr" sound (as in race!), and he was worn out.
I cut computer paper into fourths and made a bunch of big R's and little R's. Then I used painter's tape to make two "race tracks".
Other letter uses might be J's and have them jump around the track, H for hop, C for Crawl, etc.
We also read Rabbits and Raindrops about 5 little bunnies who get caught in a rainstorm. Their mother hurries them under a hedge where they see lots of other animals and insects also looking for shelter from the rain. My preschoolers loved looking for all the different things in the illustrations and counting the raindrops.
Check back tomorrow for our Letter R Treasure Maps!