Tippecanoe School Corporation
Johnny Appleseed Day in Kindergarten
Kristy Delp

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Ontario, as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia. To honor John Chapman's legacy, elementary schools including, Mintonye Elementary, host a Johnny Appleseed day every year.

Mintonye kindergarten celebrated the 2021 Johnny Appleseed day by:

Apple stamping, using apples as stamps
Coloring apple book
Making Johnny Appleseed hats
Apple tasting station, graph the favorites
Apple matching game
Paper plate apple craft
Apple science experiments, can an apple float or sink?
Learned how apples grow
Made homemade applesauce
Apple painting

Ms. Schurman said "Our class decided Johnny Appleseed was a good man.  He didn't have many possessions and traveled around planting apple seeds and traded his apple seedlings for supplies.  He loved animals and the outdoors.  He wore a pot on his head as a hat so of course we made a Johnny Appleseed hat for each of us to wear!"

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