Johnny Appleseed Free Teaching Materials

Vocabulary from GayNot only can you get these free Johnny Appleseed vocabulary activities, but check out a slew of additional apple activities for big kids on my updated apple webpages here.

These webpages include figurative language, facts, and teaching ideas. Apple quotes are great for teaching Common Core figurative language standards. Students can refer to details and examples when explaining what the text says explicitly (another Common Core Standard) with a great list of apple facts. Have students write creatively using apples as a theme. Students can learn to follow directions with the classroom apple recipes. 


Free Vocabulary Materials to use with Steven Kellogg's Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed

Do you love Steven Kellogg’s book, Johnny Appleseed? I’ve created a free set of vocabulary exercises to go along with the book.

You’ll find:

  • a vocabulary list with words, definitions, and sentences from the text
  • vocabulary bookmarks
  • word wall
  • a printable vocabulary practice book

Here is the link to download the printable.

Free Vocabulary Exercises and Materials to use with Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg

Craftivity Idea

I saw a craft pin on Pinterest for making a fall tree out of a small paper bag. [Here’s the link to the original pin.] Ideas started bouncing around in my head about ways to turn this craft into an educational project for my students. I decided that if we used full-sized grocery bags to make larger trees, my students could add apples to their trees. These apples would have enough space to write not only vocabulary words but definitions and sentences with the words as well. I knew my students would enjoy the change from our normal vocabulary routine. Boy, was I correct!

The apples on these trees contain vocabulary words, definitions, and sentences. What a fun way to incorporate vocabulary practice with your fall books!

Change up the apple idea with fall-colored leaves or ghosts for Halloween. Get the patterns here.

Students really enjoyed this craftivity. The leaves on these trees contain vocabulary words.

Students really enjoyed this craftivity. The ghosts on these trees contain vocabulary words, definitions, and sentences.

Check out these fun apple activities for upper elementary students. Big kids love learning with apples as a theme.

Vocabulary Tree ~ Instructions and FREE Printables

Gay Miller @ Book Units Teacher

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this precious activity. I can just imagine your classroom decorated with these vocabulary apple trees. And, it was so nice visiting with you at the TPT conference. Sandy

  2. I absolutely LOVE these trees, and I love your vocabulary activities! Thanks so much for sharing! I am going to try them next week with my second graders!

    1. My students really enjoyed making them. They know the vocabulary words as well. I hope it is a huge success with your students.

    • NotJANE on October 3, 2015 at 11:40 am

    These trees are awesome! What a great way to display important knowledge! 🙂 Thank you for hosting this hop!

  3. Excellent activities, Gay! Thanks so much for all of your hard work with the coding. We all appreciate it.

  4. I love the trees, they are adorable and have a purpose. Thanks for organizing this hop!

    • Mary on October 23, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I can’t wait to try the trees this week with my class! Great ideas! thank you!!!

    • Bandar Ceme on October 28, 2016 at 1:05 am

    I couldn’t resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!

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