10 Fun Facts About Johnny Appleseed Story with Printable

The Johnny Appleseed story is filled with interesting facts for kids. Today we have a printable Johnny Appleseed facts sheet and coloring page set perfect for Johnny Appleseed Days activities or an apple lesson at home or in the classroom.

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Kids will love these Johnny Appleseed facts coloring pages – they are perfect for kids of all ages!

The Johnny Appleseed Story

If you have ever wondered “is Johnny Appleseed real?” then download and print the Johnny Appleseed fun facts for preschoolers, Kindergartners and beyond. Psst…Johnny Appleseed’s real name was John Chapman!

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While Johnny Appleseed Story is often considered an American folklore tale, many parts are true!

National Johnny Appleseed Day Celebration

We celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day twice a year not only because he introduced apple trees to new places, but also because he was loved by many people and made friends anywhere he went. Those Johnny Appleseed Day dates are:

  • March 11
  • September 26 on his birthday
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Johnny Appleseed wanted to share apples with everyone he met!

10 Johnny Appleseed Facts

  1. Johnny Appleseed’s real name is John Chapman.
  2. Johnny was born in September 1774, in Leominster, Massachusetts, United States.
  3. We celebrate two Johnny Appleseed Days: Sept 26th, which is his birthday, and March 11, his death.
  4. Johnny was a missionary, and his favorite book was the Bible.
  5. He never married, but he wasn’t a lonely man: he had friends everywhere across America!
  6. Johnny was wealthy, but he didn’t like to flaunt it. Instead, he chose to dress modestly and even wore the same pants all year round.
  7. He didn’t plant seeds in random places; actually, he carefully planned, bought land, and cared for the trees he planted.
  8. He was so kind, that sometimes he gave away his trees to people who couldn’t afford them.
  9. He was a vegetarian! He loved animals so much and even rescued a wolf that he found in a trap.
  10. Johnny Appleseed loved sleeping under the stars in a hammock or burrowed in a pile of leaves.
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Our Johnny Appleseed facts coloring pages are free and ready to be downloaded.

Free Johnny Appleseed Facts Sheet & Coloring Page Set

Download and print the pdf version of the 10 Johnny Appleseed Facts for kids and using them as a printout or Johnny Appleseed coloring page.

This printable Johnny Appleseed worksheet set is perfect for both younger kids and older kids and will be an asset to any apple learning module or Johnny Appleseed history lesson.

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Coloring the Johnny Appleseed Printables

All you have to do is print this Johnny Appleseed coloring page on regular sheets of 8.5 x 11 inch paper and you’re ready for a fun afternoon activity!

Let your kids use their imagination! They can use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or just anything they can think of!

Was Johnny Appleseed Real?

Johnny Appleseed was born John Chapman in Massachusetts in 1774 and he really liked apples.

He liked them so much, that he spent 50 years sharing his love for them by planting apple trees and apple orchards in many places!

Johnny was on a mission to feed as many people as possible, and that’s why he carried apple seeds with him in a sack as he traveled across the country, often barefoot.

And he traveled really, really far! He planted apple trees in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, West Virginia, and even went as far as Ontario, Canada!

More Ways to Explore the Johnny Appleseed Story for Kids

More educational and creative learning activities for kids! In case you need more than the free Johnny Appleseed printable and fun facts about his exciting story.

Which one is your favorite Johnny Appleseed fact? Mine is that he loved animals!


  1. I would love to use the Johnny Appleseed printable but I can’t find the place to click to get them. I’ve looked all over the page and I even refreshed a couple of times. 🙁 Please help.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Hi, Terri! Thank you for letting us know! I am emailing the printables to you right now!

  2. Judy Rosey says:

    I’m having the same problem. There’s nowhere to click to download the pages. They look great. Can you please email them to me as well?

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Hi, Judy! We are working on fixing this, In the meantime, I have emailed you the Johnny Appleseed printable. Enjoy!

  3. i cant find the download button ?

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Hi, thank you or reaching out! We are working to fix this. I have emailed the Johnny Appleseed printable to you. Enjoy!

  4. Can you email the printables to me as well! I am doing Johnny Appleseed on Monday 🙂

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Hi, Wendy! The link is working, and I am emailing the file to you, as well!

  5. Sarah McKay says:

    Are you able to email the printables to me as well? I would love to use them with my kiddos.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Hi, Sarah! The link is working. I will email them to you, though!

  6. I’d like the Johnny papers all of them I can’t download these.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Hi, Roxie. I just clicked on the link and it worked for me. I will email them to you, though!

  7. could you kindly email me the printables for Johhny Appleseed ….
    Thank you

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Hi, Patsy! I just emailed them over. Enjoy!

  8. My favorite part that I didn’t know was that he was a missionary and his favorite book is the bible.

    I had no trouble downloading the coloring page.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Hi, yes that is so interesting! I emailed it over to you. Enjoy!

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