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Early Childhood Activity Bank

Johnny Appleseed


Read a simple biography about Johnny Appleseed. Give each child a piece of red, green, or yellow construction paper. Have each child use half of an apple to make an apple print on his or her paper. Tell students that apple print will be Johnny Appleseed's face. Invite students to add eyes and a mouth to the face. Then encourage students to complete the picture by adding a pot for Johnny's hat, a body, and a seed bag. Display students' pictures by hanging them in alternating colors red, yellow, green, red, yellow, green, and so on.


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Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing activities and poems for young children. She lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy.

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