The Appleseed story, a tall tale featuring real-life American legend John Chapman, is a story filled with wonder for kids. Johnny Appleseed Day is September 26th, the day acknowledged as Appleseed’s birthday, and it offers an excellent opportunity to share my activities unit with your young learners. Looking for September Activities to use in your classroom?
Lil Johnny Appleseed was born in Massachusetts in 1774. The John Chapman family spread its branches wide – he had 11 siblings, most of them half-brothers and half-sisters from his father’s second marriage. At the tender age of 18, Chapman lit out across the country to spread kindness in the form of apple orchards to feed hungry children. The pioneer renowned for planting apple trees, wearing his tattered clothing and tin pan as a hat, became the Johnny Appleseed folktale.
The real Johnny Appleseed was a conservationist, a communicator, and a humanitarian. Share the joy of Johnny Appleseed with your students.
Students will learn about Johnny Appleseed in real life by reading the included Johnny Appleseed short story close read passage with accompanying questions. There are vocabulary posters for your bulletin board and a vocabulary quiz; a cut-and-paste Johnny Appleseed fact activity; and a flipbook of the Johnny Appleseed story for kids. There’s even a word search, a creative writing activity, and much more! Download today and be on your way towards celebrating a fun and fact-filled Johnny Appleseed Day.
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