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Friday, February 3, 2012

Peanuts! {kindergarten}

Today in our homeschool kindergarten, we are in P week. We talked about peanuts and peanut butter today. We read this peanuts to peanut butter book, which I love because it has real pictures for illustrations:



Then we made our own peanut butter! It really is quite easy... all you need is:
1 cup of peanuts, shelled;
about 1 Tbsp of oil,
1/8-1 tsp of salt  (optional)
You can taste it and add a little sugar or honey if you want. Most commercially sold peanut butter has sugar in it. Then we put it all in a blender and blended it for 2-4 minutes... LOUD!

The girls loved tasting it and we decided it was better than what we buy! We put the crunchy peanut butter we made onto graham crackers so we could eat it. I'm sure we'll have PB & J sandwiches later!

Mallory also glued peanuts to a big P on a piece of paper:


We talked about George Washington Carver and how he discovered over 300 uses for peanuts-- including shaving cream and shampoo! You can read more about him here.

We also emailed a survey to our family, asking which type of peanut butter did they prefer--
chunky/crunchy, creamy, both or neither? We will calculate the results at the end of the week.

We also sung some songs and poems about Peanut Butter including...

Peanut, Peanut Butter and Jelly

Found a Peanut (but not the whole song, it has loads of verses!)

Peanut sat on a Railroad Track

You can check out the Kididdles site to find more children's songs and poems!

It was a fun, sticky and delicious way to mix science and crafts as we talk about the letter P!

2 comments:

  1. Yum ... a most delicious week! :)

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  2. Very cool! I hope one day soon our little guy will be able to eat peanuts.

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