John Chapman, more commonly known as Johnny Appleseed, was a unique man in many ways. His greatest desire was to spread the beauty and love of the apple throughout our great country. Some considered him crazy because of his methods, while others considered him heroic.
Johnny Appleseed was really an interesting soul.
He was an excellent story-teller, a man who could make do with very little, and always wore a Bible buttoned beneath his coat. He knew what it was like to be poor and freely gave of his possessions so others could be more comfortable.
He even wore a stew pot on his head for a hat! A little quirky to say the least!
He was a strange fellow, indeed, but oh so interesting! His life story is one you can’t put down.
John Chapman’s birthday was September 26, 1774.
If you’re doing a small unit study on Johnny Appleseed this month, I made some printables that will be the perfect addition!
Note: This post was originally published on August 31, 2012. I’m updating it September 2015 to include revised Johnny Appleseed printables for your Kindergartner or First Grader! Enjoy! ♥
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Books About Johnny Appleseed
Because we study Johnny Appleseed each year, I’ve purchased several books for our home library over the years.
Take a peek at our favorites and then go reserve them at your library!
I have a separate post of our favorite books about Johnny Appleseed, so make sure you browse through them while you’re rounding up your unit study resources.
Johnny Appleseed Resources
Johnny Appleseed Handwriting Practice – contains 10 different sentences about Appleseed
Johnny Appleseed Notebooking Pages – 17 different layouts are included
Johnny Appleseed Song – “Oh the Lord’s been good to me…” via You Tube
Sheet music and full lyrics to Johnny Appleseed Song – all verses included
Johnny Appleseed Bars – Yum! I love when we can incorporate baking in a unit study.
Printable Counting Activity – Great way to involve younger siblings in this unit study
Free Johnny Appleseed Lapbook – A lapbook and several other free printables from Homeschool Share
Johnny Appleseed Coloring Pages – 14-page set of fun coloring pages!
Johnny Appleseed on YouTube
Your kiddos can watch Disney’s 1948 animated version of Johnny Appleseed on You Tube. (If you’re reading this post via email or RSS Feed, you’ll have to click through to watch the video.)
Apple Unit Study Pinterest Board
No unit study is complete without a Pinterest Board! (Come follow me on Pinterest!)
Here’s a link to my Pinterest Board on all things apples, which contains multiple links to other Johnny Appleseed resources.
Johnny Appleseed Unit Study Printables
This unit study add-on is geared towards Late Kindergartners – 2nd graders. In this free printable set you’ll find:
→ Fill-in-the-Blank with simple answers
→ Fact Sheet with true/false
→ Word Search (horizontal words only)
→ Copywork of Johnny Appleseed’s song (plain and elementary lines)
→ Blank Johnny Appleseed pages – use for writing vocabulary words, creative writing, and more!
Click the image to download the Johnny Appleseed Printables