As many of you may know, Saturday is John Chapman’s birthday. You may better know him as Johnny Appleseed. Some think that’s he’s merely fiction, but he was indeed a real man. Today, I have printables to share that are all about Johnny Appleseed!!
Up first is a strip puzzle that teaches and re-enforces number order from 1-10. Next up is a set of jigsaw puzzles that are 4, 8, and 12 pieces and feature great art of Johnny. You’ll also find a tic-tac-toe game that has a variety of game pieces to go with it. Then there’s a memory game to test the kids thinking and memory skills. You’ll need to print out 2 pages of each page for this one!! I don’t want to forget the Johnny Appleseed shadow match game. This one is great for visual recognition.
More along the educational line than the skill areas, there’s “Johnny Appleseed Beginning Letter Match”. This one, the kids will match the apple tree object to the letter that it begins with. Johnny of course is carrying these “seedy” letters!! You can find these 2-part cards here.
Finally, I made did some copywork for Johnny Appleseed. I’m pretty proud of the way that it turned out. The first book is all cursive. The second book is for a variety of ages/grades. It contains cursive, ZB, and DN. The cursive copywork book is just simply, “Johnny Appleseed Copywork“. The second copywork book is based on the poem In Praise of Johnny Appleseed by Vachel Lindsay and is “In Praise of Johnny Appleseed Copywork“.
I hope that you find something that you can use to celebrate John Chapman’s birthday and it will inspire you to find out more about the man behind the name of Johnny Appleseed!!
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