Here are the activities we did for the letter R!
The first activity we did for the letter R was make rainbow rice krispie treats.
- 6 TB Butter
- 16 oz. Mini Marshmallows
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 6 C Rice Krispies
- Rainbow Sprinkles
How to make rainbow rice krispies:
- Spray a 9×9 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Also set aside 1 C of the mini marshmallows.
- Melt the butter in a pan. Once the butter is melted add in the remaining marshmallows and stir until they are all melted and are smooth.
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Add the marshmallow mixture to the cereal and add in the extra cup of marshmallows (this will add big chunks of marshmallow in the rice krispies for a yummy surprise).
- Pour the cereal mixture into the prepared pan and flatten out.
- Top with rainbow sprinkles and wait for it to set for about an hour.
Rice krispies is such an easy treat to make and adding the rainbow sprinkles and the full pieces of marshmallows adds a yummy surprise in every bite! This was also the first time I ever made this dessert with vanilla and it turned out to be a hit! To see another way of how to make this delicious treat check out our Best Ever Rice Krispie Treats post!
The next activity we did for the letter R was make rain clouds.
- Construction Paper
- Cotton Balls
How to make a rain cloud:
- First cut out the cloud, rain drops and long strips of paper to go behind the rain drops.
- Tear up pieces of cotton balls. Glue the torn up pieces all over the cloud paper.
- Glue the strips of paper to the back of the cloud. Stick the raindrops onto the strips of paper with glue.
- Make a hole in the top of the cloud and thread a string through. Tie the ends of the string together.
This was an easy activity and my daughter was able to do the majority of the steps on her own, the only one she needed help with was the last step of threading the string and tying it.
The next letter R activity we did was make rainbow milk.
- Whole Milk
- Food Coloring
- Shallow Container
- Dish Soap
How to make rainbow milk:
- Pour a thin layer of milk in the shallow dish.
- Put drops of food coloring into the milk.
- Coat the end of a qtip with the dish soap.
- Dip the soapy qtip into the drops of food coloring and watch the science happen!
This was such a fun activity, science experiments are always a big hit at our house, especially ones that my kids have not done before. This was even an experiment that I had not done before so I had a lot of fun watching the reaction the soap, milk and food coloring had with one another.
The last letter R activity we did was make rockets.
How to make rockets:
- Cut out a paper rocket and color.
- Make a cylinder out of paper that is a little wider than the straw that will be used. I did this by cutting out a strip of paper and taping the ends together. Also making sure one end of the cylinder is closed.
- Tape the rocket to the cylinder.
- Put the straw into the open end of the cylinder and blow on the straw to launch your rocket.
This activity took a little bit of tweaking before it worked but once it did it was a lot of fun to see how far we could send out rockets. This is an activity we will definitely be doing again!
Can you think of any other fun activities for the letter R? Which of the above activities would your child like the most?