Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day, September 26th

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John Chapman, or you may know him as Johnny Appleseed, was born on September 26, 1774.  Yes folks that’s just a week and a bit away!  Whether you have pre-schoolers or grade schoolers there are fun things you can do to celebrate this day.  Homeschoolers can plan a whole day around Johnny Appleseed and of course others can bring their knowledge and fun to school and celebrate before and after too!

Here are some fun things you can do with your family for Johnny Appleseed Day.

Free Homeschool Deals has a whole Pinterest board dedicated to Johnny Appleseed Day.

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 6.42.46 PMCoffee Cups and Crayons has an Apple Science Experiment on her site.

Coupons are Great has a whole bunch of Apple Jokes.

What about these cute Apple Print Note Cards?

Watch the original Disney American Legend video from 1948 below and find out why Johnny Appleseed was such an integral part of American History.

Indulge in some Gourmet Caramel Apples.  Because Johnny Appleseed Day is more fun with one!

Market Street bakeries are cooking up caramel apples fresh daily with a variety of toppings and colors.

They start with crisp, green Granny Smith apples.  Then they are smothered in layers of thick and chewy hand-made caramel, then dipped in a variety of yummy toppings for the perfect combination of sweet and tart.caramel-apple-2caramel-apple-3Surprise someone you love with this delicious treat.  Whether it’s for Johnny Appleseed Day, a birthday gift, a treat to bring to a friend – Market Street is the place to find it!  Their caramel apples are individually packaged, making them a beautiful gift for any occasion.

caramel-appleHow are you going to celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day?!

23 thoughts on “Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day, September 26th

  1. I've never heard of Johnny Appleseed Day. Now your post has me wanting a caramel apple. These look really good! You're right they would make for a great surprise gift for someone.

  2. Definitely want to celebrate with one of those apples. Maybe I will just have to make a pie and wear a pot on my head.

  3. @Lynda – I know, right?! Johnny Appleseed Day was completely off my radar but when I saw (and tasted) these apples, I had to plan a reason why people should pick one up and eat it! 🙂

  4. I remember my son's school celebrating Johnny Appleseed day when he was in Kindergarten…. makes me smile thinking about it. 🙂 That caramel apple looks amazing!

  5. Yum, that apple looks amazing. What a fun idea to do a school day around apples. Thanks for the idea. I think the kids will love it.

  6. oh, those apples look awesome! I love getting the candied apples at Disneyland when we go. I love all things apple – so I'll try to remember to have some on the 26th!

  7. Sounds like a holiday to celebrate. I have been making lots of apple dishes lately, and want to try candy apples soon, so maybe we will make them on the 26th.

  8. My kids celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day when they were young, but I don't do anything at home. I love all those old folk tales. They are so much fun and often have a great lesson. I need to scurry over to the store to surprise the kids with caramel apples before they get home.

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