17 Facts about Johnny Appleseed

In honor of Johnny Appleseed‘s upcoming birthday, here is a really funny (and possibly informative) list of facts my son taught me after learning about Johnny Appleseed in kindergarten. And just to make it useful, also 10 of the most popular apple recipes on Pinterest too. I love the smell of apples cooking in the house!

Apparently, September 26 is Johnny Appleseed’s birthday.  I wouldn’t know that if it weren’t for my kindergartner because, although I’ve seen a lot of obscure occasions marked on calendars, that’s one that doesn’t quite make the cut.

In fact, I know almost nothing about the man except that he supposedly scattered apple seeds all over the continent.  And he played a pipe and children followed him around.  Or maybe I’m confusing that with a scene from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Cut to this evening when I asked Asher what he learned about in school today.  My usually reticent kindergartner began to spew forth information about Johnny Appleseed.  And I have to say, I thought his recall was pretty terrific considering he’d also never heard of the man before.

Then again, there’s a distinct possibility he confused a few of the facts.  I’ll let you decide.

johnny appleseed birthday

1.  Johnny Appleseed wore a pot hat.

2.  He lived in the Northwest.

3.  He wore no shoes and walked barefooted.

4.  He lived in the 1900s which was 19 years ago.

5.  He was 19 when he died.  Don’t write that, I don’t know.  Maybe he was, like, 114.

6.  He planted apple trees all over our country.

7.  He’s dead.  He died.

8.  He used his pot hat to cook apples.

9.  He had no home to live.  When he was home, he had a house.

10.  He helped animals eat apples.

11.  He took care of the apples and the animals.

12.  He wore a shirt for a sack.  I mean, he wore a sack for a shirt.

13.  He walked everywhere, all over the country.  And he died.

14.  He just ate one apple and he died.

15.  He didn’t eat much and he died.

16.  He didn’t drink and that’s why he died.

17.  I miss Johnny Appleseed.  He gave apples to people.

Since we’re talking about apples, here are some amazing and easy recipes (from some of the most popular pins on pinterest) that’ll have all their mouths watering on Johnny Appleseed’s birthday or any day of the year. Can’t you just smell those apples cooking?
 10 of the best apple recipes for Fall
Apple Cider Moscow Mules, Sugar and Charm
Slow Cooker Apple Cider, Gimme Some Oven
Apple Pie Bites, The Blond Cook
Slow Cooker Applesauce, The Healthy Maven
Apple Oatmeal Cookies, Live Well Bake Often
Apple Muffins, The Girl Who Ate Everything
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  1. Did she sing the song, too? Cuz from the song, I also happen to know that… Folks say Johnny’s apples are the best! and planted entire orchards on his way out west. That’s knowledge that sticks to you. 😀

  2. He’ll have Johnny memorized by second grade. Teachers love that guy- my coworkers forced John (Chapman) into units every stinkin’ year. The books always make the kids love him and they always mention he died at the end which kind of makes the whole cute story morbid since we don’t usually read books about dying to little kids. My son started preschool this year and just finished a unit on him. He knows Johnny wears a pot on his head and (of course) died.
    I feel like this is inspiration for a Character Assassination…

    • Today, Ash got in the car after school and said, “Did you know Johnny Appleseed wore a pot on his head? And he died.”
      Geez. Can’t we just leave that part out for the kindergartners and preschoolers? I think you should take this one on for CAC!

  3. MadScientistMom says:

    You got a funny kid, Ms. Toulouse!

  4. He died at the age of 72:-(:-D

  5. Perfect from Kindergarten…I love it! Also, I’m headed over to join you for that hard cider.

  6. hi

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17 Facts about Johnny Appleseed

In honor of Johnny Appleseed‘s upcoming birthday, here is a really funny (and possibly informative) list of facts my son taught me after learning about Johnny Appleseed in kindergarten. And just to make it useful, also 10 of the most popular apple recipes on Pinterest too. I love the smell of apples cooking in the house!

Apparently, September 26 is Johnny Appleseed’s birthday.  I wouldn’t know that if it weren’t for my kindergartner because, although I’ve seen a lot of obscure occasions marked on calendars, that’s one that doesn’t quite make the cut.

In fact, I know almost nothing about the man except that he supposedly scattered apple seeds all over the continent.  And he played a pipe and children followed him around.  Or maybe I’m confusing that with a scene from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Cut to this evening when I asked Asher what he learned about in school today.  My usually reticent kindergartner began to spew forth information about Johnny Appleseed.  And I have to say, I thought his recall was pretty terrific considering he’d also never heard of the man before.

Then again, there’s a distinct possibility he confused a few of the facts.  I’ll let you decide.

johnny appleseed birthday

1.  Johnny Appleseed wore a pot hat.

2.  He lived in the Northwest.

3.  He wore no shoes and walked barefooted.

4.  He lived in the 1900s which was 19 years ago.

5.  He was 19 when he died.  Don’t write that, I don’t know.  Maybe he was, like, 114.

6.  He planted apple trees all over our country.

7.  He’s dead.  He died.

8.  He used his pot hat to cook apples.

9.  He had no home to live.  When he was home, he had a house.

10.  He helped animals eat apples.

11.  He took care of the apples and the animals.

12.  He wore a shirt for a sack.  I mean, he wore a sack for a shirt.

13.  He walked everywhere, all over the country.  And he died.

14.  He just ate one apple and he died.

15.  He didn’t eat much and he died.

16.  He didn’t drink and that’s why he died.

17.  I miss Johnny Appleseed.  He gave apples to people.

Since we’re talking about apples, here are some amazing and easy recipes (from some of the most popular pins on pinterest) that’ll have all their mouths watering on Johnny Appleseed’s birthday or any day of the year. Can’t you just smell those apples cooking?
 10 of the best apple recipes for Fall
Apple Cider Moscow Mules, Sugar and Charm
Slow Cooker Apple Cider, Gimme Some Oven
Apple Pie Bites, The Blond Cook
Slow Cooker Applesauce, The Healthy Maven
Apple Oatmeal Cookies, Live Well Bake Often
Apple Muffins, The Girl Who Ate Everything
Please subscribe to get emails in your inbox whenever there’s a new post (usually 2 per week at most) and follow along on social media of your choice. Just click on the little buttons to the right where it says “Connect.”
If you just can’t get enough apple recipes, here’s a book that’ll blow you away.

*post contains affiliate links.

  1. Rara says:

    Did she sing the song, too? Cuz from the song, I also happen to know that… Folks say Johnny’s apples are the best! and planted entire orchards on his way out west. That’s knowledge that sticks to you. 😀

    1. Toulouse says:

      He has not yet sang me a song about Johnny Appleseed. I’m assuming they’re saving that for the first grade indoctrination. Sweet!

    2. Cathy says:

      There’s a SONG?!?!

  2. Jean says:

    He’ll have Johnny memorized by second grade. Teachers love that guy- my coworkers forced John (Chapman) into units every stinkin’ year. The books always make the kids love him and they always mention he died at the end which kind of makes the whole cute story morbid since we don’t usually read books about dying to little kids. My son started preschool this year and just finished a unit on him. He knows Johnny wears a pot on his head and (of course) died.
    I feel like this is inspiration for a Character Assassination…

    1. Toulouse says:

      Today, Ash got in the car after school and said, “Did you know Johnny Appleseed wore a pot on his head? And he died.”
      Geez. Can’t we just leave that part out for the kindergartners and preschoolers? I think you should take this one on for CAC!

  3. MadScientistMom says:

    You got a funny kid, Ms. Toulouse!

  4. kimberly says:

    He died at the age of 72:-(:-D

  5. Meredith says:

    Perfect from Kindergarten…I love it! Also, I’m headed over to join you for that hard cider.

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