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R Rabbit (rabbit Song)

Learn the letter R the fun way!

It's easy when you link the letter with a sound, word, matching picture and sing along song!
How many times can you spot the letter R?


Run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run.
Run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run.
Look out! Look out! Look out!
For the farmer and his dog.
So run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run.



Achievement Objective: we are learning the letter name and sound of the letter r

Read the song lyrics – ask children a variety of questions.
Re-read the song lyrics and ask children to join in.
Recognise and use a variety of punctuation when reading. “ ” ! ? . ,
Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).

  • Look out
    Word study – phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming words;
  • Alliteration “r”
  • “un” family – run, bun, fun, pun (brainstorm ideas)
  • Vowel diagraph “oo”

Sing and read along to the R Rabbit Love to Sing YouTube Song


  • Print out the song PDF and highlight all letter ‘r’s in the text – count how many you have highlighted!
  • Draw 3 objects starting with the letter r
  • Create a rhythm pattern by taping your thighs to a steady beat. Sing the R Rabbit song acapella. Leave out the word “rabbit”, try again and leave out the word “run”. Make sure you keep in time to the beat!

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