Johnny Appleseed Day is coming up on September 26th, and that means it’s the perfect time to teach your students about who he is and celebrate apples!
This holiday is all about appreciating apples and the legacy of a remarkable individual who planted apple trees across the country. If you are looking for some Johnny Appleseed Day activities and resources to have an engaging lesson to celebrate Johnny Appleseed and his favorite fruit, you’re in the right place!
How do you celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day?
Learn about who he was
Start by learning about the life and adventures of Johnny Appleseed! You can read books, watch videos on YouTube, or have a special lesson in class about this important historical figure. Understanding his love for apples and his contributions to our country is a great way to begin your celebration!
Do some apple themed arts and crafts
Get creative with apple-themed arts and crafts activities. Try making apple prints, drawing Johnny Appleseed’s character, or creating colorful posters that showcase the importance of apple trees. These hands-on projects will help your students express their creativity while celebrating Johnny Appleseed.
Go Apple tasting at an Apple Orchard
If possible, take a field trip! Explore the world of apples by tasting different apple varieties and, if possible, visiting a local apple orchard. Create a mini apple tasting event where you and your classmates can sample various apples and discuss your favorites. If you go to an orchard, learn about the apple-growing process and pick some apples to take home.
Plant your own apple seeds
Consider planting your own apple seeds or small apple tree saplings. This hands-on activity can help you understand the process of growing apple trees and appreciate the work this historical figure did. Over time, you can watch your apple trees grow and even produce apples of your own!
Try out some apple themed snacks and treats
End your celebration with some delicious apple-themed snacks and treats. Make apple pie, apple crisp, or apple muffins in class or at home. You can also enjoy a healthy snack of sliced apples with caramel or peanut butter. Sharing these tasty treats with your classmates is a great way to wrap up your celebration.
Looking for some easy, print and go Johnny Appleseed resources that you can easily incorporate into your lessons? I have you covered!
This bundle has it all! Crafts, writing, a digital escape, reading, math, science, and art activities!
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Craft Hat & Journal
Digital Escape Room (Reading and Problem Solving)
Puppet & Pop Art
Apple Sauce & Apple Pie Recipe
Biography (Week-long unit)
Opinion Writing & More
Celebrating Johnny Appleseed is such a fun activity for the fall! I hope you and your students love these Johnny Appleseed activities and ideas as much as I do! For more activities to do with your students this fall, check out my post here!