An American Trail

Adventure Seventeen: South Dakota and Nebraska


Passing the torch together

Patriot Motto:

“I love the Lord my God with all of my heart and I love my neighbor as myself.”

Johnny Appleseed

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 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.

United States of America Map

Johnny Appleseed was also unique. You will enjoy this story about Johnny!


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!

Basket of Apples

Directions for Coloring Page

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.

Adventure 17

Coloring South Dakota and Nebraska

Gold Star

South Dakota
State Capitol - Pierre
State Bird - Ring-necked Pheasant
State Flower - Pasque

State Capitol -Lincoln
State Bird - Western Meadowlark
State Flower - Goldenrod

Johnny Appleseed

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!

Green Apple

* Suggestion: Enjoy a Golden delicious apple. Look for the seeds.

Blaze The Eagle
Father and Son

Prayer Target

Father in heaven,

We pray for the Little Patriots in South Dakota and Nebraska that Your Holy Spirit will put Your love in their hearts for You (like a lamp that burns bright) and know the Truth (Jesus) who makes the U.S. free.


Directions for the United States Map

Color the states on the map the same as the states on the coloring pages completed.

Coloring United States of America

Directions for the United States Flag

Place a silver star on the flag for each state completed.

Flag of America with Silver Star

Good job, Little Patriot. You are a Super Star!

Golden Star