Preschool Johnny Appleseeds

During apple week, the early childhood students read a book and learned about John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed. They loved hearing the story of how he shared his apples with friends he met along his journey and planted apple seeds everywhere he went. They liked the ending of the book that asked them to think about the apple trees and orchards they see today might have been started by Johnny Appleseed.

Each student brought a cooking pot to school and we went outside to the grassy area behind the playground. They each had a cup of grass seed and scattered grass seed in the grassy area.

This was a great activity for preschool students to act out what they read and heard in a book. They can have a first-hand experience at what they read and heard.


4 Responses to “Preschool Johnny Appleseeds”

  1. Beth October 22, 2011 at 6:52 am #

    I can just imagine all the kiddos with the cooking pots on their heads =-) So fun. I would love for you to link up at

  2. Brenna Phillips October 22, 2011 at 7:01 am #

    Johnny Appleseed day was a blast and the students had a great time participating. Thanks for visiting and for commenting. Thanks for the invitation to link up with your site.

  3. Megan October 22, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    My kids did that in public school & always enjoyed it. Found your blog from Living Life Intentionally Linky Party.

  4. Brenna Phillips October 22, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    Thanks for finding my blog and visiting. I’m glad to be a part of other blog links to share lessons and ideas with others. Thanks.

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