Do you know the apple man? He was born John Chapman on September 26, 1774, in Leominster, Massachusetts. Of course most of us know Chapman as Johnny Appleseed, the American pioneer who planted large numbers of apple trees along the early frontier. Did Chapman really wear a tin pot as a hat, a coffee sack as a shirt, and no shoes? I like to think so!
To celebrate Johnny’s birthday with ease, CLICK HERE. You’ll find the activities pictured, along with writing prompts, apple crafts, worksheets, and more. And here’s a nifty tune for celebrating Johnny’s actions too.
(sung to the tune of “Clementine”)
Thank you, Johnny. Thanks for red ones.
Thank you, Johnny. Thanks for green ones.
Thank you, Johnny Appleseed. Thanks for yellow apples, too.
For the apple seeds you planted Thank you, Johnny, for the apples.
That grew into apple trees For the apples that you grew.
What’s your favorite way to eat apples? Do you like to eat apples plain, dipped in caramel, baked in pies, or deep-fried into apple fritters? Please share! And can I just say again, “Thank you, Johnny!”
Craving an apple fritter,