Johnny Appleseed Activities for Kids

Hi Teacher Brains!
Can you believe tomorrow is the first day of fall???? In some ways this year is going by fast.  In other ways it is dragging on forever. Education is happening and teachers are heroes for so many students and families who need some kind of normalcy for them to keep the faith that we will get through these difficult times.  I hope you and your family are well!

September 26th is Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday.  This was my favorite time to teach about apples and make homemade applesauce.  The easiest recipe is to use a crockpot, add your peeled and cubed apples with a 1/2 cup of cinnamon red hots! (Yes, the candy!) It adds the sugar and cinnamon.

Interesting FACT about Johnny Appleseed

Did you know that the part we leave out when we teach about his life to young children is that the apples were not ones for eating.  They were bitter, so we used them to make hard apple cider.

I want to make your workload lighter, so let me share some Johnny Appleseed resources that can help!

APPLES Activities

Johnny Appleseed Escape Room (see video example below)

Apple Math Activities
Apples Glasses
Johnny Appleseed UNIT (30+ Pages)

Johnny Appleseed Activities Hat Printable

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Check out my other blog post with more Apple Activities!

Remember, the more you KNOW, the more you GROW!

All my best,



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Have you heard of that quote, “You can’t pour from an empty cup?” Well, it is true! This year especially is difficult working when the entire world seems to be on edge, many teachers are left having to figure things out for themselves and students have a lot going on in their lives also.

Try not to get overwhelmed with all the things you have to do.  Unplug for a weekend from technology. If you have access to a pool, use it.  Eat off the fancy china. After that, take a bubble bath.  It’s really important for us to be able to say NO to people who ask too much of us. Last, don’t feel guilty for taking time for yourself. I know this was a huge problem for me when I first started teaching.  When I learned about the power of saying no, it was life changing.

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50th Day Of School Activities

In the classroom, I love any chance to have a themed party! It is such a fun way to take a break from the ordinary school routine, shake things up, and have a little fun with my students. It also gives them something to look forward to! You have all the usual holidays like Christmas and Halloween, but we also like to celebrate the 50th day of school! 

This is an exciting way to celebrate the number 50 on our 50th day of school together. So what kind of things do you do to celebrate the number 50? Celebrate 1950’s style!

Here are some fun ways to have 1950’s style celebration in your classroom

  • Have a dress up day. Bring on the poodle skirts and leather jackets!
  • Have a good old fashioned sock hop with lots of dancing 
  • Play some 50’s music in your classroom (from a jukebox if you have one!)
  • Make some root beer floats 
  • Do themed activities in your lessons
  • Have a photo booth (with props from the resource below!)

I created some fun 50th Day Of School Celebration activities for you to use in your classroom!

50th Day Of School

In this resource you’ll get fun ideas and printables to engage your kindergarten or 1st grade students in meaningful ways with the number 50 on the 50th day of school or during a full week of centers! It incorporates literacy, math, and science activities. Each activity is about 20 to 40 minutes long.

Here’s what’s included in the 50th Day Of School bundle


50 Days Smarter Activity 

Write 50 Words

Block Building with 50 

50 Gumballs 

10 Ten Frames for Counting Items

100 Chart 

50 Chart

50 Tasty Treat Chart

If I had $50 Writing 

Tootsie Roll Pop Experiment (predict and use tally marks)

Science Inquiry 50 Drops of Water In A Jar

 50th Day Fun Fitness Activities Log

I can count to 50 Mat

50th Day Celebration Hat with Dots 

Two types of Lined Paper for Prompts

Two types of Lined Paper for “If I had 50 Gifts” Prompt

I’m 50 Years Old Drawing and Writing Papers

50 Rocking Days of School

Root Beer Float (goes with Fifties Themed Day)

Root Beer Float Writing with Transition Words

50 Days of School Letter To Parents To Dress Fifties 

Photo Booth Props

50th Day of School

Do you celebrate the 50th day of school? Tell me about it in the comments below!

Want some ideas for the 100th day of school? Check out my post here!