These fun Johnny Appleseed day activities help kids celebrate the historical figure that has turned into a tall tale. Use this fun September theme, apple theme, on Johnny Appleseed Day this Sept 26th. We have lots of fun educational activities for a week-long Johnny Appleseed Theme for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students.
Johnny Appleseed Day Activities
Nothing says September like apples! From juicy, firm, tart, red, green, and yellow – delicious apples remind us of back to school, fall, and of course September. We all have our favorite varieties from Red Delicious, Gala, Granny Smith, Fuji, or my favorite Jazz apples. Many celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day September 26th, but there is also National Johnny Appleseed Day on March 11th. Whether you learn about this iconic figure in September, March, or any time in between – these fun, educational Johnny Appleseed Day Activities are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, and grade 5 students.
Who is Johnny Appleseed
Johnny Appleseed is a man who planted apple (and pear) trees across the America to share not only their beauty and shade, but to provide food for those in need. Johnny was born in Massachusetts on September 26, 1774 with the given name John Chapman. His father served as a Minuteman and fought at Bunker Hill. Then, in 1797, Johnny shows up in Pennsylvania with apple seeds in hand. Although his stories have grown into legendary and he didn’t make it through the entire United States, Appleseed did plant apple trees from West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin. This American folk hero was said to be a kind man who traveled barefoot, dressed simply, and wore a tin pot hat that he actually used to prepare his daily dinner.
Johnny Appleseed Activities
We have so many fun, creative, and unique Johnny Appleseed Activities, we’ve grouped them below so you can better plan your weekly theme or find the activity you are looking for.
Johnny Appleseed Books
Whether you choose to read a different book each day of the week or read your favorite book (s) every day of the week. (kids love repetition), these books are a great introduction to who was Johnny Appleseed.
Apple Crafts for Kids
We have so many really fun apple crafts for kids to celebrate apple month we probably should have made a separate post, but we already had lots of apple crafts for preschool here so we just included some of our favorites:
- Your kids will love this stuffed paper apple craft!
- These super cute Apple Pinch Pots are fun to make
- Make these Apple Print Coasters for a project that you will use over and over again
- Coffee Filter Apple Craft is a simple project to decorate your windows or glass doors!
- I love the cute little worm in this Paper Plate Apple Craft
- Improve fine motor skills with this Yarn and Paper Plate Core Apple Craft
- This Bubble Wrap Apple Tree Craft is one of my favorite projects of all time because of how much fun it is for kids to make!
- Learn how to make a stunning 3D Paper Apple Tree Craft for kids
- Clever Pom Pom Core Apple Craft
- Easy Paper Plate Apple Core Craft is such a pretty decoration for September
- Grab a plate, hole punch, and yarn to make this stunning Yarn Weaving Apple Craft
- I love the varied patterns in this Weaving Paper Apple Craft
- Fun technique to make truly unique and beautiful Quilling Apple Craft
- Create a forest of pinecone apple tree crafts
- Apple Handart Project
- Alphabet Apple Lacing Craft is both fun-to-make, pretty, and educational too!
Johnny Appleseed Printables
We’ve found lots of free Johnny Appleseed worksheets and apple themed learning activities to add to your week from Johnny Appleseed math, language arts, history, science, and more. There are more than enough fun ideas to make a packed Johnny Appleseed Theme.
Language Arts Activities
- Check out these super cute Apple Alphabet Identification Strips
- Apple Alphabet Letter Tracing Worksheets are a perfect way for students to work on their ABCs with a fun apple twist.
- free letter A apple sort activity!
- Johnny Appleseed Lapbook
- Apple Bookmark Craft
- Printable Apple Alphabet Tracing Cards
- Apple Preschool Sight Words Strips
- Johnny Appleseed Letter Matching Game
- Free Apple Synonym and Antonym Worksheets are a no prep english worksheets perfect for September
- Sort Noun and Verb Apple Trees
- Alphabet Sounds Apple Books
- These Apple Compound Word Worksheets are SO cute!
- Johnny Appleseed Lapbook!
- Improve reading skills with this hands-on apple sight word activity
- Apple ABC Games for working on phonemic awareness of beginning sounds
Apple Themed Math Activities
- Start your math day by printing out and completing these apple preschool worksheets!
- Counting Fun with Johnny Appleseed for preschool
- Apple Math Worksheets practice number works and addition within 20
- Make math FUN with these free printable Apple Addition Coloring Pages
- Johnny Appleseed Literacy and Math Printables
- Apple Themed Cover that Number Dice Game
- Math Patterns Using Apple Prints
- Apple Math Worksheets for Preschoolers
- Apple Tree Counting Activity for Preschoolers
- Free Apple Math for Kids
- Make your own counting reader with this Counting Apples Mini Book
- Apple Addition Sticker Math Worksheets
- Hands on Apple Number Bonds Printable Activity for Pre k, Kindergarten, and 1st grade
- Apple Fraction Math Game
- Printable Apple Counting activity using seeds, a counting mat, and a number line
- Finish the super cute worms with these Apple Count to 10 Playdough Mats
- Count to 20 Apple Munching & Hole Punching Cards
- Apple I Spy Printables for working on counting and visual discrimination
- Fall Color Sticker Worksheets are loads of fun and work on pincer skills too
Johnny Appleseed History & Science Activities
- Apple Life Cycle Themed Worksheets include life cycle information and math and literacy skills too!
- Or try this clever Apple Life Cycle Spinner printable
- Learn about an apple as kids Explore the Inside of an Apple
- STEM Challenge for September – Practical Engineering Challenge with Apples
- Several Apple Science Experiments for young learners
- Printable Apple Science Experiment for Pre k, Kindergarten, 1st grade
- Free pritnable Johnny Appleseed Coloring Pages
- Fun Facts and the History of the Real Johnny Appleseed
- Fun Apple Seed Fine Motor Activity
- 5 Ways to Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day with Kids
- How to Make Homemade Applesauce
Johnny Appleseed Preschool
Week have a weeks worth of Letter A printables complete with johnny appleseed preschool activities.
Plus don’t miss our apple worksheets for preschoolers
Weekly Themes for Kids
Looking for more fun, week long themes for kids to make learning with elementary kids of all ages? You will love these:
- Bugs Theme
- Community Helpers Theme
- Flower Theme
- Oceans Theme
- Weather Theme
- Find all our fun free weekly themes
Plus don’t miss September Activity Calendar with books & activities for kids. We also have super handy September Crafts for Kids and September Activities filled with creative ideas for families, teachers, and kids of all ages.
Looking for more fun apple and activities and free apple printables? You will love these apple activities for kindergarten and apple activities for preschoolers!
- Apple Math Worksheets (addition / subtraction)
- Super cute and FREE Apple Prek Worksheets
- Apple Number Bonds Activities
- Free Alphabet Desk Cart (apple theme and more)
- Apple Life Cycle Printable Pack
- Letter A
- Apple ABC Game
- Apple Seed Counting Activity – Count to 20
- I Spy Preschool – Apples
- Apple Sight Words Tree
- Synonyms and Antonyms Worksheet with a fun Apple theme
- Apple Number Bond to 10 Practical Activities
- Counting Apples Worksheet
- Apple Basket Multiplication Game
- Johnny Appleseed Coloring Page
- Apple Count to 20 Home Punching Apple Munching Activity
- Apple Alphabet Activity – Letter Recognition Game
- Super cute Apple Playdough Mats to practice counting
- Apple Life Cycle Spinner
- Alphabet Apple Lacing Craft
- Printable Apple Compound Words for Kids
- Apple Addition Coloring Pages
- Fun Johnny Appleseed Day Activities
- Apple Find the letter and Tracing Worksheets
- Fun Apple Experiment Worksheet
- A is for Apple Printable Book for working on beginning sounds
- Verbs for Apples
- Apple Theme BUNDLE
Apple Crafts for Kids
- Cute Handprint Apple Craft for Kids
- Paper Plate Apple Core Craft
- Apple Bubble Wrap Art Projects
- ABC Apple Lacing Craft
- Coffee Filter and Paper Plate Apple Craft
- Awesome Apple Pie Playdough Recipe
- 3-in-1 Apple Activities for Toddlers
- Printable Apple Tray Counting and Writing
- Easy Apple Pie Playdough that smells like fall!
- Plus don’t miss this FUN Apple Crafts for Preschoolers