To add another element to a preschool early childhood lesson on Johnny Appleseed, click on the link to listen to the story read on video.
This delivery method gives young students another way to hear and see the story of a man who traveled all over the country sharing with others and how they, in turn, cared for him in his time of need. A story of true friendship.
While reading a portion of the story, I wear a cooking pot on my head just like Johnny did in the story.
For a fun activity, have the preschool students bring a cooking pot from home. Give each student a small cup or bag of grass seeds. Choose an area of your school grounds or yard to sprinkle the grass seeds while wearing the pots on their heads.
If the weather is warm enough, have the students take off their shoes while spreading the seeds. Caution: Be careful of things on the ground or in the grass that may be harmful to the students’ feet.