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Johnny Appleseed Color-by-Number

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born on September 26, 1774. He dedicated his life to the planting of apple trees – mostly in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio. He loved the outdoors, wore a tin pot for a hat, and was friendly to everyone he met! The only time he was ever sick was in 1845 – when he died. Maybe an apple a day really does keep the doctor away!

We have created a color-by-number activity in honor of Johnny Appleseed for you to use in your classroom lessons or just for fun!

Johnny Appleseed John Chapman Color by Number
Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) Color by Number

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Back-to-School Handwriting Preschool Printables

Printable Back-to-School Backpack Activity for Pre-K and Kindergarten

Here is an activity that is perfect for that first week of school or for getting ready to go back to school!  Our printable backpack activity helps younger kids – preschool, pre-K and Kindergarten practice important information such as writing their Name, Address and Phone Number.

For the activity, print out the page and have kids fill out:

  • “Name” goes on the top pocket
  • “Address or city and state” goes on the map pocket
  • “Phone Number” goes on the phone face/screen.

Kids can then decorate the backpack and draw items in the top pocket (pencils, keys, snacks). The back of the page can be used to list items that need to be packed on the first day of school. For an extra activity, make a photo ID and attach it to the backpack handle with ribbon or string.

Printable activity to practice writing name, address, phone
Click on the backpack to view and print full size.

Feel free to share this activity with your child’s teacher or caregiver as a fun way to get all the class ready to go back to school!



Printable Reading Log for Kids

Reading is such an important part of our kids’ education and one way to encourage a love of reading is through creative reading logs. I love this concept of the reading tree that my super talented illustrator, Heather created. She is a super Mom who homeschools all of her children and always has fun ways to help her children learn.

How to use: Print out both sheets by clicking on the images below. Have children color the pups under the tree and the basic tree parts. The page with the blank mini books are to be cut out and attached to the tree. Have children read a book, then  write the book title on a mini book and add an illustration. Attach the mini book to the book tree that the pups are reading under.  When all 10 spaces are filled, set up a reward that the children can claim.

Feel free to use these printable reading logs in the classroom or at home and help grow happy readers!

Back-to-School Preschool Printables

Wheels on the Bus Printable Activity

One of the most popular songs with the preschool age group when it comes time to go back to school is the “Wheels on the Bus.” Use our printable Wheels on the Bus activity in conjunction with getting the kids ready to go back to school or first days of school activities.

Color the bus and its parts, then help little ones cut out the wheels, wipers and more to attach to their bus picture. We recommend using brads or something similar so that the wheels will still roll and the wipers will still swish.

Back-to-School Pencil Fun Word Search

Back to School Word Search

back to school booksDust off those backpacks and sharpen your pencils! Back-to-school time is just around the corner and we have got a great word search to get you back into the school mode.

Teachers and substitute teachers, did you know that Printables4Kids activities are a perfect companion for your classroom? Feel free to make copies and use them in conjunction with lesson plans, as rewards, or for quiet time activities as needed.

Click to Print the Back to School Word Search
Click to Print the Back to School Word Search

Or download the Back-to-School Word Search as a PDF file.

Here are a few more related activities you may like:


The Pups Go Back to School Coloring Page

Our very popular pups are ready to go back to school! They’ve got their best clothes on, backpacks are ready to go and there are 10 apples hidden in the picture. Can you find them all?

Click to view and print the Back to School Pups coloring page full size
Click to view and print the Back to School Pups coloring page full size
Back-to-School Coloring Pages

Turtle Goes Back to School Coloring Page

It’s just about that time again – time to go back to school!  Our very own turtle is ready to go – he has his backpack on and his lunch box in his hand. He is ready to learn! Print and color the turtle for some back to school fun.

Back-to-School Handwriting

Create Your Own Printable Handwriting Worksheets

Customizable handwriting worksheets are a wonderful tool for making handwriting practice more fun! Here are two great sites for making a variety of handwriting worksheets using your own vocabulary words.

The Handwriting Worksheets Wizard lets you create worksheets for printing or cursive, Zaner-Bloser or D’Nealian. You can choose the letter size and a variety of display styles. This is perfect for teachers, home school, and just general practice! (thanks Wendy)

My Moondrops also has a similar worksheet generator for print only.

Back-to-School Coloring Pages Preschool Printables

More Alphabet Coloring Pages

Kids will have fun learning their letters with our alphabet coloring pages! These worksheets are perfect for preschool and some kindergarten aged children. Each alphabet coloring sheet features 3 letters and a picture for each letter. Encourage your child or students to identify the letter, sound out the word, then color the pictures. For students who are ready for more challenge, have them cut out the letters and pictures and glue them onto another sheet while matching the correct letter and picture.

Click each image below to view and print at full size.

Or print them out as PDF files.