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A collection of 12, easy to implement 3rd to 5th grade activities that explore peanuts and peanut production. Questions about peanut allergies? Visit www.peanutallergyfacts.org.
Our peanut farmer experts pooled their knowledge, creativity and resources to bring you twelve 15-to-45-minute peanut learning activities that are sure to engage your students in thought-provoking and fun ways. Here’s a look:
POUNDS OF PEANUTS—30 minutes
How many pounds of peanuts could you grow on your imaginary farm?
WONDERFUL WATER—30 minutes
How much water does it take to grow peanuts?
GROWING AMERICA—30 minutes
How many peanuts are produced in your state?
ALL ABOUT ALLERGIES—30 minutes
What is an allergic reaction? How can I help my friends with food allergies?
A NUTTY LIFE—30 minutes
How do peanuts grow?
DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS—15 minutes
What are the nutritional benefits of peanuts?
PEANUT BUTTER CAPER—15 minutes
Who invented peanut butter?
WHERE IN THE WORLD?—30 minutes
Where are peanuts grown around the world?
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER—45 minutes
What positive impact did George Washington Carver have on America?
PEANUT BUTTER POSITIVITY—45 minutes
How can I create a service project to help feed the hungry with peanut butter?
PEANUT FAMILIES—30 minutes
What’s it like to grow up on a peanut farm?
PEANUT CLASSIFICATION—45 minutes
What’s the difference in a legume, a drupe and a tree nut?
Operation Peanut Butter follows peanuts from the field to the peanut butter on your sandwich. Students identify key peanut growing states, “plant” and “harvest” a field, calculate protein in peanut butter and visit an online food bank database to conduct a peanut butter food drive.
Peanuts and Nitrogen Lesson Plan
Nitrogen Cycle Knowledge Short Activity Sheet