The Lion and the Rat

In this lesson, preschoolers focus on the alphabet by learning the letters L, R, and K. Kids are guided through the classic children's story of The Lion and the Rat, with an accompanying curriculum that targets each child's understanding of the unique sounds these letters make. Seeing the letters in a fun, engaging environment also reinforces the letter recognition skills crucial for early readers.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Animals ABC Song Learn the letter sounds—and animals—of the alphabet with this adorable ABC phonics song. Kids will learn the sound that each letter makes, along with an animal example, to help them better understand this fundamental phonics skill. Early learners will want to listen again and again, unaware of the valuable letter sound and letter recognition skills they're taking in.
The Lion and the Rat This online resource provides young readers a great introduction to early literacy concepts such as reading left to right and top to bottom. Children will read along to the adorable story The Lion and the Rat. The words are highlighted making it easy to follow along! Preschoolers will enjoy the beautiful illustrations while building their vocabulary and learning about story structure.
The Lion and the Rat Comprehension

Which animal steps into a trap? In this follow-up game to The Lion and the Rat, kids put their listening comprehension skills to use by answering questions about the story. Each answer can be found in a beautifully painted scene, featuring main characters and items from the story's plot. This game also features words that begin with L and R, helping kids practice letter-sound correspondence.

Penelope Drums Penelope the Pegacorn is here to help your kids get into the rhythm of recognizing the various letters of the alphabet. Watch your kids rock out with this short, action-packed learning session filled with the letters K, L, and R. If you know a preschooler who loves music and could use a little kick with their learning, play this song.
Alphabet Hopper: L, K, R Hop to alphabet recognition! In this interactive alphabet game, children practice identifying the uppercase letters L, K, and R. Perfect for kids who need practice and repetition with specific letters, this game helps kids master letter recognition before moving on to letter-sound correspondence.
Lion and the Rat Puzzle Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to practice math skills in a fresh way. Put together this online puzzle with Muggo and see what storybook illustration you get!
Match the Opposites

For preschool-age children to understand language, they need to learn the meanings behind the words. In this fun matching game for early learners, kids match cards showing opposite attributes, such as tall and short, light and heavy, and cold and hot. Your student should drag and drop the opposite cards next to each other.

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