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Peanut Card

Level: Primary, Junior
Grades: K - Gr. 5 | Age: 5-11yrs| Written by:

Use peanuts to make a unique card for Mother's Day. ALLERGY ALERT: Use packing peanuts instead of real peanuts if you have students in your care who have nut allergies!

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Paint the peanut shell halves nice bright flowery colors and let dry.
  2. Create a folded card with the heavy paper.
  3. Draw the beginnings of a flower (stem, leaves and center) on the front of the card.
  4. Glue the painted peanut shell halves on the card ... use them as the petals of the flower.
  5. Write "I'm nuts for you Mom" on the front of the card.
  6. Add glitter as an added extra.

ALLERGY ALERT: Before attempting this activity in a classroom environment, make sure there are no kiddos with peanut allergies in your care. If so, substitute packing peanuts, pop bottle lids or milk caps for the peanut shells.

Recommended Books/Products:

Mother's Day
by Anne Rockwell and Lizzy Rockwell
Each child in Mrs. Madoff's class explains how he or she will celebrate Mother's Day. Rockwell introduces a variety of youngsters, representing many cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Young readers will be intrigued by the multiple ways these characters plan their festivities, which include appreciating nature, enjoying family togetherness, eating special foods, and going to a museum. (Ages 4-8)

All New Crafts for Mother's and Father's Day
by Kathy Ross

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