Show and Tell Letter R: 75+ Really Good Ideas!


Just realized you have no idea what to send for Show and Tell for Letter R? Well, no worries for you! I’ve got you covered with over 75 rad ideas!

So, it’s time for Show and Tell Letter R! Let’s get ready!

Show and Tell is always a highly anticipated weekly event in my household, and I love to lean into the excitement of it!

Throughout the week leading up to show and tell, my son and I keep a running list of items that start with the focus letter.  Not all items on the list are show and tell potentials, but we like to see how high we can get our list.  As an added bonus, this is a fun, low-key way to build phonological awareness!

Check out my really awesome great ideas for show and tell for letter R and my best show and tell tips!

Tips for Show and Tell

  • Plan Ahead. Don’t be caught last minute trying to scrounge up an item for show and tell for letter v. Use this list to prepare for the big day.
  • Consider Categories. When brainstorming for show and tell, you might find it helpful to think in categories like: food, characters/famous people, animals, toys, things, and places.
  • Think Outside of the Box. Sometimes you/a family member/ or friend may have a skill (Know someone who rodeos?) or an item (Have a pet rabbit?) that is a perfect fit for the letter. You can contact your child’s teacher about about setting up an amazing learning experience for the class.


My #1 tip for Show and Tell? Don’t forget your item!

You can go digital and set a reminder on your phone.

Or, take the old school route and stick a post it note on the door

Show and Tell Letter R Ideas

THINGS that start with Letter R

images of things that start with letter r
  • Robot
  • Rocket
  • Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots
  • Rubik’s cube
  • Race car
  • Road signs: These are included in many car and railroad sets.
  • Rail car
  • Railroad pieces
  • Rubber duck
  • Raft
  • Radio
  • Rope
  • Red _____: Anything red goes!
  • Rainbow _____: If it’s rainbow, it counts!
  • Rhinestones
  • Ribbon
  • Ring
  • Rain boots
  • Rain jacket
  • Rubber band
  • Ruler
  • Rodeo related item
  • Rugby related items
  • R sports related items: Fans of the Rangers and the Rams, grab your jerseys, caps and other fan items!
  • R travel related items: Send in a t-shirt, post card or souvenir item from your last trips to Rhode Island or the Rocky Mountains!
  • Rose
  • Rock
  • Record
  • Recorder
  • Rectangle
  • Round: Anything that’s round works!
  • Ranger
  • Rudolph
  • Ralph (from Wreck-It Ralph)
  • Rubble (from Paw Patrol)
  • Robin (from Batman)
  • Road Runner (from Looney Tunes)
  • Robin Hood
  • Rex (from Toy Story)
  • Roo (from Winnie the Pooh)
  • Rabbit (from Winnie the Pooh)
  • Rapunzel (from Tangled)
  • R2-D2 (from Star Wars)
  • Remy (from Ratatouille)

FOODS that start with Letter R

images of foods that start with letter r
  • Radish
  • Rice
  • Rice cakes
  • Raisin
  • Raisin Bran
  • Roll
  • Raspberry
  • Ritz
  • Ring Pop
  • Red pepper
  • Red onion
  • Red potatoes
  • Rice Krispies
  • Rice Krispies treat
  • Ramen

ANIMALS that start with Letter R

images of animals that start with letter r
  • Rabbit
  • Rhino
  • River otter
  • Red panda
  • Red fox
  • Red squirrel
  • Robin
  • Raven
  • Ram
  • Raptor
  • Rodent
  • Reindeer
  • Rooster
  • Rat
  • Rattlesnake
  • Raccoon
  • Ray
  • Roadrunner
  • Rottwieler

Your little one will be ready for Show and Tell for Letter R with these really good ideas!

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