An American Trail
Adventure Five: Delaware and New Jersey
Passing the torch together
“I love the Lord my God with all of my heart and I love my neighbor as myself.”
Little Patriots, our words are seeds. When we plant kind words, kind words come back to us. When we plant mean words, mean words will come back to us.
When a farmer plants corn, will you see watermelon growing? What will you see growing when a farmer plants corn?
Today we’re learning about a man named John Chapman. His friends called him Johnny Appleseed. He was born in Massachusetts. Let’s look on the map to find Massachusetts! The Star city there is Boston!
Everyone, let’s say “Boston” together.
Do you know which of the fifty states that you were born in? Let’s find it on the U. S map! Remember, each state has a different size and shape. It is unique like you.
Johnny Appleseed was also unique. You will enjoy the true story about Johnny Appleseed now!
The Bible says that “Our words are like apples of gold in settings of silver”. Let's ask the Holy Spirit to help us plant kind words and make the right choices!
Father in Heaven,
We pray for the Little Patriots in Delaware and New Jersey that Your Holy Spirit will put Your love in their hearts for You (like a lamp that burns bright) and for our country.; And to know the Truth (Jesus) who makes the U.S. free.
Directions for Coloring Pages
Little Patriots do their best work. Emphasize the importance of coloring neatly. When they have completed the state, the bird and flower, place a gold star on the Capital City. This is the reward for a job well done.
State Capitol - Dover
State Bird - Blue Hen Chicken
State Flower - Peach Blossom
State Capitol -Trenton
State Bird - Easter Gold Finch
State Flower - Violet State
Note: We will include Patriot Participation!
Ask your Little Patriot to name some “kind words” that they can plant.
Remind them what happens after their words are planted.
The Bible tells us that our words produce what kind of Apples?
Answer: Golden Apples!
As you begin your coloring page today, listen and learn about Johnny Appleseed!
* Suggestion: Enjoy a Golden delicious apple. Look for the seeds.
Directions for the United States Map
Color the states on the map the same as the state on the coloring page
Directions for the United States Flag
Put a silver star on the flag for each state colored.
Good job, Little Patriot. You are a Super Star!