Today is Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday!
For those who don’t know, Johnny Appleseed is an American legend. Johnny Appleseed (or John Chapman) was born in 1774 and is responsible for being instrumental in bringing Apple trees to a large part of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia. He was a Swedenborgian Christian known for being kind, generous and teaching others the ways of Conservation.
Here are 5 Easy Last-Minute ideas for celebrating Johnny Apple Seed’s Birthday with your kids!
1) Learn more about his Story. A Great bio for kids can be found at Kids.BestApples.Com which has a fun game as well.
2) Bake something with Apples in it! Here are 12 Amazing Apple Recipes in case you need some ideas of what to make.
- Apple Fruit Leather over at Real Mom Nutrition
- Homemade Apple Sauce over at Chef in Training
- Baked Apple Pie Roll Ups at Spend with Pennies
- Caramel Apple French Toast Casserole over at Lemon Tree Dwelling
- Gourmet Butter Finger Caramel Apples HERE (This recipe is easy enough to make with kids)
- Slow Cooker Apple Cider at Thinking Outside the Sandbox Family
- Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake at Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts
- Cinnamon Apple Chips at Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen
- Apple Pie Cookies over at Cincy Shopper
- Homemade Apple Pie at Lil Luna
- APPLE STREUSEL BARS over at Baked By an Introvert
- Easy Apple Pie Bites over at The Blond Cook
3) Watch Disney’s Movie about Johnny Appleseed (Found on the Living Legends DVD) You can watch it on Youtube HERE:
4) Do an Apple Crafts/Activity: Here are 9 of my favorite Apple Crafts to do with Kids.
- Apple Volcano (Apple-cano) at Little Bins for Little Hands
- Build Lego Apples at Little Bins for Little Hands
- Free Apple Coloring Pages over at Learning 2 Walk
- Tissue Paper Apple over at Blissful Roots
- Paper Plate Apple Craft at Blitzy
- Sew an Apple over at The Jenny Evolution
- Apple Themed Number Matching Game at Schooling a Monkey
- Apple Toss Game over at Parents.com
- Apple Stamping Craft over at Premeditated Leftovers
5) Learn the Swedenborgian Hymn “The Lord is Good To Me” Which Johnny Appleseed Actually Sang.
I Hope you have a wonderful Johnny Appleseed Day with your kids! Hopefully celebrating it will become a Tradition in your home too!