Johnny Appleseed Costume Ideas

If you’re looking for Johnny Appleseed costume ideas, look no further. This idea list will save you time as you compile your costume.

On the list below, you’ll find full costume ideas as well as pieces to build your own costume.

All are perfect for your apples preschool theme activities, Johnny Appleseed Day, and Halloween.

Johnny Appleseed Costume Ideas

Johnny Appleseed is a folk hero to many people, and we celebrate his contributions each year on September 26 (Johnny Appleseed Day).

Dress Like Johnny Appleseed

Born John Chapman, Johnny Appleseed planted apple orchards all over American with seeds he collected from cider mills in New England.

His legacy lives on as we celebrate Johnny Appleseed each year. If your kids love dressing up for holidays, these costume ideas are perfect for building up your dress up box or even for this year's Halloween costume.

Books About Johnny Appleseed

As you begin to plan out your apples preschool theme, fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Johnny Appleseed. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of JohnJohnny AppleseedMy Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed


Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John “Appleseed” Chapman – With one small seed every day, what good will you plant in the world? Johnny Appleseed—an American folk hero—changed our nation seed by seed, deed by deed.

Johnny Appleseed – This beautifully illustrated retelling shows how Johnny Appleseed bloomed from a young boy who loved the outdoors into the legendary man who spread apple trees all across the United States. Showing small acts of generosity and the love of nature can make a big difference, this book is sure to inspire the budding little Johnny Appleseed in every reader.

My Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed – In this simple yet lively book, preschoolers will be introduced to John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Lyrical text and bright, appealing artwork capture the essence of this important American. 

More Learning Fun

Download and print these Johnny Appleseed puppets to make storytelling more fun.

This crocheted Johnny Appleseed hat is the perfect addition to your dress-up box!

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