Celebrating Apples* Johnny Appleseed

Happy Tuesday Everyone : It’s Time to Ring the School Bell !

For many years we home school( 7 years) and now with my son in college I still work with our school organization . Helping parents and kids explore the Fun side of Education. Yesterday was Johnny Appleseed Day ! So I am sharing my fun lessons from yesterday ! Lisa


Johnny Appleseed was a hermit and a wanderer who was welcomed wherever he went in the Ohio territory. Everyone loved him, in spite of his unkempt appearance. He always carried a sack full of apple seeds to plant, and walked barefoot all year round. He knew the frontier woods better than anyone. Even the Indians respected Johnny Appleseed for his courage.

When the War of 1812 began, many Indians allied themselves with the British, seeking to revenge injustices done to their people by the settlers. They attacked up and down the Ohio territory, but they left Johnny Appleseed alone. Taking advantage of his position, Johnny Appleseed became the Paul Revere of the Ohio territory, warning settlers of danger.

On one occasion, Johnny Appleseed learned that a band of Indians had laid siege on the town of Mansfield, Ohio. Johnny Appleseed ran twenty-six miles through the forest to Mt. Vernon to obtain help for the settlers. As he ran, he tried to warn other settlers along the path of the danger by blowing on an old powder horn. Aid reached the town within a day, and the settlers were spared, thanks to the bravery of Johnny Appleseed.

What’s with the Tin pot on his head ?

He didn’t wear a tin pot on his head. Most drawings and cartoons of Johnny Appleseed show him with a tin pot on his head. In reality, it wasn’t a tin pot but a tin hat that doubled as his cookpot. But, as the legend states, he did walk barefoot and wear worn, tattered clothes.

Apple Science :

  • Baking soda
    Dish or container to catch the fizz
    Knife to cut center from apple 

 Prep your apples by cutting a hole in the top of each apple. 
Put equal amount of baking soda in each apple.
Pour vinegar into each apple and watch it fizz.
Draw your conclusions. 

Craft Time and Activities :


Easy Apple Bites :

  • 1 small apple, cut into 8 slices
    3 tablespoons butter, melted
    1 [8 ounce] can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
    ¼ cup sugar
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Heat oven to 375. Line baking sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, toss apple slices with ½ of melted butter and ½ of the sugar mixture. Stir to combine.
  3. Separate dough into 8 triangles on baking sheet. Top each triangle with apple slice. Starting at the wide side of each triangle, wrap dough around apple.
  4. Brush with remaining butter. Sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture.
  5. Bake 12 minutes.

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