Free Johnny Appleseed Hat

We know kindergarten teachers and students love hats! So we’re sharing the love of hats with a free Johnny Appleseed Hat! Keep reading to learn more and get your free printable!

The hat comes with several options.  The first option is for both hats and that is to allow the kids to color or print the pieces onto color paper. You will have the option to do both hats so that way you can save paper and print multiple if printing on color paper.

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This activity works well with these resources:

This hands-on craft is perfect to incorporate into your fall lessons! Easy to assemble, low-prep, and adorable! Get it for free below!

Free Johnny Appleseed Hat Craft

Hat Options:

You also have the option of hat styles.  Do you want a sentence strip hat?  These are easier to assemble; kids assemble the cooking pot and put it right onto a fitted sentence strip.  (If you look closely you will see the sentence strip on the back.)

free johnny appleseed sentence strip hat

The second option is where you make the hat out of gray construction paper.  You can slice it to the depth of the pot that you desire and fit it around the student’s heads.  The kids will then attach the pot handle and apple.

Johnny Appleseed Interactive Book for Kindergarten and First Grade

You will notice too the handle between the two hats shown above.  You can either let the kids cut out the pot handle or color it in black on both hats.   So, you have lots of options in this free download.


If you are studying Johnny Appleseed, you will also love our Johnny Appleseed Easy Reader.  These readers tell the story in 6 simple to read pages (well, read together is what we mean as your students are most likely not reading sentences at this point in the game).

Johnny Appleseed Book for Kindergarten and First Grade

And if you really want to dig deeper into Johnny Appleseed, you will love our Johnny Appleseed Interactive Book shaped like his hat!  Each page is interactive, easy to read, and reinforces a concept about his life.  Kids will love reading the story and then gluing his hat down or

Johnny Appleseed Interactive Book with Craft Cover for Kindergarten or First Grade

You may also want some Books or Videos about Apples to use with your class.   We also have some Easy Apple Centers and this fun All About Apples Interactive Book exactly like the Johnny Appleseed book.  Oh and Apple Science – one of our favorite science units!

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