Johnny Appleseed Activities on Idioms and Diorama Pop up Book


Students will learn about idioms while reading the tall tale Johnny Appleseed. Students will also create their own Johnny Appleseed diorama pop-up book.

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Johnny Appleseed and idioms go hand in hand. This lesson includes a close reading passage about Johnny Appleseed and a lesson about idioms. Once students have completed the lessons there is an art activity that will allow them to create a beautiful diorama pop-up book of Johnny Appleseed.

Happy customers have said:

“I always teach about Johnny Appleseed, so this was an awesome unit and a great way to teach idioms. Thank you.”

“Love the story of Johnny Appleseed. This is an excellent way to teach idioms in context.”

“Very cute. I’ve been working on an idiom lesson this weekend. This will fit in perfectly.”


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