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Letter R Sound Worksheets

Do you have children learning the alphabet sounds a to z? Here are free printable letter R sound worksheets

The alphabet worksheets are ideal for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade students working on letter sound recognition.

A free printable PDF is available for download with:

  • A beginning sound coloring worksheet
  • A phonics worksheet where kids need to identify the syllable that has an /r/ sound

Letter R Beginning Sound Worksheet

The first letter R worksheet is a fun coloring activity that will ask kids to identify words that begin with R.

The alphabet coloring worksheet has pictures of 27 items. Children will need to sound out the word of each image and then color each object that begins with an R sound. 16 of the 27 things have the initial R sound.

Young learners only need some crayons to color the robot, rose, and rooster.

A printable letter R beginning sound kindergarten worksheet. The letter R coloring page has 27 images. Kids need to color the objects that start with an R sound. There are 16 pictures kids will need to color.

Letter R Phonics Worksheet

Here’s another alphabet worksheet that will give kids extra practice with the R sound. It’s especially ideal for 1st graders to learn or review the letter sound.

The letter R sound could be anywhere in the word. There are initial /r/ words, medial /r/ words, words that end in an /r/ sound, and words with multiple R sounds.

It’s a great time to introduce R-controlled vowels: AR, ER, IR, OR, and UR sounds.

A printable 1st grade letter R sound worksheet. There are 12 black and white images, and kids need to sound each word out and then identify which syllable(s) contain an R sound. Kids will draw an X in the box(es) representing those syllables. There is a picture of a farmer, popcorn, rollercoaster, seahorse, mermaid, garbage, kangaroo, racket, skateboard, astronaut, doctor, and tractor.

There are 12 images. Children will need to sound out the word of each image to try and determine which syllable(s) have an R sound.

They might find it helpful to clap while saying each syllable.

For example, children will be shown an image of a rollercoaster. Underneath the image will be 4 boxes, each representing a syllable.


This word begins with the letter R sound and has 2 R-controlled vowels.

Since the R sound is found in the 1st, 2nd, & 4th syllable, kids will need to put an X in the 1st, 2nd, and 4th boxes below its image.  

Printable Letter R Sound Worksheets

The PDF with the letter R sound worksheets are available below.

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It’s free. The 3-page PDF has both letter R sound worksheets and an answer page.

More Letter R Worksheets

Here are some more fun letter R worksheets and activities:

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Answer Keys

Here are the letter R sound worksheet answer keys. There is an answer page in the PDF as well.

R Beginning Sound Worksheet Answer Key

The answer key for the beginning sound worksheet:

The answer key for a printable letter R beginning sound coloring worksheet. It shows which 16 images begin with an R sound and should be colored. Kids need to color the pictures of a robot, ribbon, rain, rainbow, rabbit, radio, rose, ruler, ring, rooster, rocket, road, rhino, rat, rattle, and raccoon.

16 pictures should be colored. Images of a:

  1. robot
  2. ribbon
  3. rain
  4. rainbow
  5. rabbit
  6. radio
  7. rose
  8. ruler
  9. rocket
  10. rooster
  11. ring
  12. road
  13. rat
  14. rhino
  15. rattle
  16. raccoon

Letter R Phonics Worksheet Answer Key

Here is the answer key for the letter R phonics worksheet:

A letter R phonics worksheet answer key. It shows which syllables in 12 different words contain an R sound. Kids need to put X's in each box representing the syllables they hear an R sound. There should be an X in both syllables in the words farmer and tractor; the last syllable in the words popcorn, seahorse, kangaroo, skateboard, and doctor; the 1st, 2nd, & 4th syllables in the word rollercoaster; the first syllable in the words mermaid, garbage, and racket; and the middle syllable in the word astronaut.

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P.S. I’m working on finishing the remaining alphabet sound worksheets as quickly as I can.

Margaret Ellison

Monday 22nd of April 2024

Please could I download all the Alphabet Letter Sounds

Melanie Thomas

Monday 22nd of April 2024

They aren't all finished yet, but will do my best to complete them soon.