Johnny Appleseed Ideas

It’s that time of year again!  If you’re a first or second grade teacher covering Johnny Appleseed, I have a mini-unit for you!  It includes lesson activities for all subjects, including some fun reading, science, and writing projects.  One of my favorite activities is this How To Make Apple Pie Craft and Writing Activity:

 Tall Tales Lesson Activity


Reading and Writing Activities

Fluency Sheet and Emerging Reader

 Here’s a look at what is included:
-Fluency, Retelling, Sequecing Ideas
-Tall Tales Lesson Suggestion
-How To Make Apple Pie Craft and Writing Activity
-Johnny Appleseed Fluency Sheet
-Johnny Appleseed Emergent Reader
-Johnny Appleseed Apple Tree Writing Paper
-Cut and Paste Story Sequence Sheet
-Cut and Paste ABC Order Sheet
-Bubble Map Graphic Organizers – Johnny Appleseed, Apples, Apple Trees, Apple Pie
-KWL Charts – Johnny Appleseed, Apples
-Tall Tales Graphic Organizer – Comparing Facts with Exaggerated Truths
-Social Studies Lesson Ideas – Community/Neighbors, Helping Others, Good Deeds, How One Person Can Impact the World
-How Can You Help Someone Who Is New to the Neighborhood or School? Writing Activity
-Good Deeds of the Week Charting Activity
-Why it is Important to do Good Deeds Writing Activity
-Science Lesson Ideas – Apple Taste-Testing Party, Apple Trees Through the Seasons, Apple Chemical Experiments, Apple Life Cycle Craft
-Parts of an Apple Labeling Sheet
-Apple Taste-Testing Parent Letter
-Graphs – Do You Like Apples?, Which Type of Apple Do You Like Best?, and Do You Like Apple Pie?
-Apple Art Suggestions – Play Dough, Apple Slices Stamps, Sun Catchers, and Mosaics
-Technology and Book Suggestions

What is your favorite thing about teaching Johnny Appleseed and/or apples?