R is For… Things That Start With R for Preschool

As you work on teaching your preschooler about the letter R, having a list of things that start with R can help your homeschool planning to go smoother and quicker, so you can get to the fun part — teaching!

But even if you don’t do homeschool preschool, this list of R words for kids is also super helpful for finding show and tell letter R ideas too. Scroll down for some ideas and you can also find a free printable PDF to make things even easier.

R is For... Things That Start With R for Preschool

“R is for …” activities and ideas you can use this list with

How can you use this letter R word list? In so many different ways! Having a list of words that start with R can help you plan out your letter of the week in a lot of ways. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Find toys that start with R words for your children to play with
  2. Know what kinds of letter R books to search for that start with, or feature, these words that start with R
  3. As you’re focusing on the letter R, intentionally try to use, point out, or emphasize these words throughout the day
  4. Do letter R crafts with your children that feature words that start with R

So there are a lot of ways that you can utilize this letter R word list. These are just a few but you can come up with even more ideas on how to use this list of letter R words to plan out your “R is for…” activities for your homeschool preschool.

Words That Start With R for Kids

Below you can find the list of R words for kids. First is an alphabetical list of the letter R words. Then after that I’ve also sorted the letter R word list by category. At the bottom of this post I’ve also included a printable version of this list you can grab for free.

  • Rabbit
  • Raccoon
  • Racket
  • Radio
  • Radish
  • Railroad
  • Railroad Tracks
  • Rain
  • Rain Boots
  • Rainbow
  • Raincoat
  • Rain Forest
  • Raisins
  • Rake
  • Raspberry
  • Rat
  • Rattle
  • Rattlesnake
  • Read
  • Recipe
  • Recorder
  • Rectangle
  • Recycle
  • Red
  • Reef
  • Refrigerator
  • Reindeer
  • Remote
  • Reptile
  • Revere, Paul
  • Rhinoceros
  • Rhode Island
  • Rhombus
  • Rhyme
  • Ribbon
  • Rice
  • Ride
  • Riddle
  • Ring
  • River
  • Roach
  • Road
  • Roadrunner
  • Robin
  • Robot
  • Rock
  • Rocket
  • Rocking Horse
  • Roll (bread)
  • Roll (verb)
  • Roller Blades
  • Roller Skates
  • Rolling Pin
  • Roof
  • Room
  • Rooster
  • Roots
  • Rope
  • Rose
  • Rottweiler
  • Rowboat
  • Rubber Band
  • Ruby
  • Rug
  • Ruler
  • Run
  • Runner
  • Russia

Animals That Start With R

  • Rabbit
  • Raccoon
  • Rat
  • Rattlesnake
  • Reindeer
  • Reptile
  • Rhinoceros
  • Roach
  • Roadrunner
  • Robin
  • Rooster
  • Rottweiler

Clothes That Start With R

  • Rain Boots
  • Raincoat

Food That Starts With R

  • Radish
  • Raisins
  • Raspberry
  • Rice
  • Roll (bread)

People That Start With R

  • Revere, Paul
  • Runner

Places That Start With R

  • Railroad
  • Railroad Tracks
  • Rain Forest
  • Reef
  • Rhode Island
  • River
  • Road
  • Room
  • Russia

Toys That Start With R

  • Racket
  • Rattle
  • Recorder
  • Robot
  • Rocking Horse

Transportation That Starts With R

  • Rocket
  • Roller Blades
  • Roller Skates
  • Rowboat

Verbs That Start With R

  • Read
  • Recycle
  • Rhyme
  • Ride
  • Roll (verb)
  • Run

Other R Words for Kids

  • Radio
  • Rain
  • Rainbow
  • Rake
  • Recipe
  • Rectangle
  • Red
  • Refrigerator
  • Remote
  • Rhombus
  • Ribbon
  • Riddle
  • Ring
  • Rock
  • Rolling Pin
  • Roof
  • Roots
  • Rope
  • Rose
  • Rubber Band
  • Ruby
  • Rug
  • Ruler
  • Rules

Things That Start With R Free Printable (Editable PDF)

Download your free printable list of things that start with R below. It’s an editable PDF with both the alphabetical and categorized lists included. You can add, edit, and delete from the list as needed. 

Just print the list out and put it into your homeschool planner for quick reference as you plan your homeschool letter R week.

To get your free printable, CLICK HERE

Can you think of any other words that start with R for kids to learn? Leave your ideas in the comment section below, I’d love to hear them! Also be sure to share how you’re using this letter R word list to help you plan your homeschool.