Johnny Appleseed Free Teaching Materials

Johnny Appleseed

This blog contains free teaching materials to use with the book Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg.

Vocabulary from GayFree Printable

In my free printable, you will find patterns and instructions for making the vocabulary tree as well as these additional vocabulary printables:


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

Here is the link to download the printable. 


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

The 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, defintions, and sentences. What a fun way to incorporate vocabulary practice with your fall books!


We made our vocabulary trees using vocabulary words from the book Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg.

Vocabulary Tree ~ Instructions and FREE Printables


Gay Miller

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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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