Where to find Johnny Appleseed Activities Online
Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
[Andrea is one of the creators of KinderArt.com]
Apples hold special meaning for educators and have a history unlike any other fruit or vegetable. For teachers especially, apples represent something very special, for since the beginning of time, an apple on teacher's desk was a gift of (sometimes anonymous) adoration from a student.
September 26 is the birthday of the legendary John Chapman (otherwise known as Johnny Appleseed), March 11 is the anniversary of his death, and October is National Apple Month - three opportunities for teachers to take their favorite fruit friend and integrate him into every area of the curriculum... literally.
Read on and discover where you can find apple info all over the internet. Enjoy!
Apple Arts and Crafts
An Apple for the Teacher
Make Apple Cinnamon Dough
Make Vegetable Prints with Apples
Make an Apple Doll
Apple Muffins Recipe
Apple Smiles Recipe
Apple Spread Recipe
Apple Bread Recipe
Applejuice.org has games, information on apples and a place to send virtual apple cards.
AKA Johnny Appleseed -- this is a terrific site for kids!
How Did Johnny Appleseed Help the Pioneers Move West? is a kindergarten lesson plan that will help your students recognize the pioneer John Chapman, known as Johnny Appleseed as they begin to understand how Johnny Appleseed helped the early pioneers who were moving westward to start new homes and farms.
Apple Social Studies
Good Apples will introduce your grade 3-6 students to the concept that everyone is the same in some ways and different in others.
Apple Language Arts
An Apple for Your Thoughts is intended for upper elementary students. who while in writing classes are given apples and are asked to examine them closely for unique characteristics that will serve as the basis for a descriptive paragraph.
Lots of great ideas.
More Apple Math
Even more great ideas!
Cross Curriculum Apples
Grab a basket and start picking some ideas for your theme on apples.
Apples will show you how to use the apple in several curriculum areas including nutrition, art, math, science and so on.
Johnny Appleseed Links
Even more Apples
An Apple for the Teacher features a slew of apple activities.
Happy Birthday Mr. Appleseed offers more apple-related activities, links and more.
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