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Sunday Linkage – National Peanut Month

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For this week’s Sunday Linkage, I’d like to share some websites and blogs related to Peanuts because March is National Peanut Month.

National Peanut Month started out as National Peanut Week in 1941. It changed to a month-long celebration in 1974.

Peanut Butter Lovers – for the peanut butter lover!

The Peanut Institute – health facts, recipes, scientific research and educational materials

National Peanut Board – recipes, food service, manufacturing, nutrition, classroom, growers corner, kids corner (this one has facebook, twitter, you tube and flickr accounts)

Peanut (Blog Toplist) – find blog posts with the word peanut in it from all over. The only problem is it may include someone calling their kid peanut or a dog named peanut. But you can find lots of peanut related posts this way.

And for the can’t-eat-peanut-crowd:

Peanut Allergy Information

ADDED March 9, 2010: 
Laurie from The Learning Station shared this recipe with me:

PEANUT BUTTER PLAYDOUGH 

1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. nonfat dry milk
2/3 tbsp. honey (optional)

Mix peanut butter and honey. Gradually add powdered milk until consistency of playdough.

This is a simple, multi-dimensional learning activity.  From math and measuring, science and consistency, to texture and taste.  It’s a great fine motor activity to help build small hand muscles and eye-hand coordination. And it is heaping with creative free expression and fun!  Kids can mold and play with this yummy dough, taste as they create, and then gobble it all up when they are ready.  Don’t forget to add to the fun and learning with some little playdough utensils such as child safe knives, rolling pins, mini cupcake tins, measuring cups and spoons.

Variation: Add some texture by adding a splash of graham cracker crumbs.

Important: Make sure you are aware of children’s food allergies before preparing any recipe.

See you next week!

*flickr photo of salted peanuts from EuroMagic.

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