The National Peanut Board honors local educators and applauds the crucial role they play in the lives of our nation’s students. If you’re a teacher looking for fun activities that explore peanuts and peanut production, you’ve come to the right place. Our peanut farmer experts pooled their knowledge, creativity and resources to bring you a dozen learning activities to engage your students in thought-provoking discussions.

History of Peanuts & Peanut Butter

Who invented peanut butter? Where did peanuts first grow? Trace the roots of peanuts and peanut butter here.

How Peanuts Grow

Like many natural foods, peanuts grow underground. From tiny seeds to brilliant blooming flowers and sturdy pegs, learn more about the life of a peanut plant.

George Washington Carver: A World-Famous Scientist, Inventor and Educator

As the "Father of the Peanut Industry," Carver developed more than 300 uses for peanuts. Even Franklin D. Roosevelt and Thomas Edison were fans. In 1916, he published the research bulletin, “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it For Human Consumption.” Growing peanuts contributed to the sustainability of farms, in part because peanuts naturally add beneficial nitrogen to the soil

25 Fun Facts about Peanuts & Peanut Butter

How many peanuts does it take to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter? Which presidents were peanut farmers? Find fun facts here.

Peanut Butter & Beyond: Fuel Your STEM Adventures

The universe is about to get nutty! Peanuts deliver 7 grams of powerful protein to help fuel your student STEM adventures. School nutrition pros and STEM educators who submit the best idea in the galaxy will win a virtual visit from STEM advocate Astronaut Starbright, mobile STEM labs, peanutty prizes for students and more! Visit nationalpeanutboard.org to enter.

Here’s How Peanuts Provide Beauty and Education at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

At the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, every plant that’s on display has a story behind it. But there was one particular plant that was an interesting part of the horticultural landscape in this year’s edible garden exhibit. Here's why it's more than just a beautiful addition. It's also educational.

Did You Know That There Are 4 Different Types of Peanuts?

There are four types of peanuts are grown in the U.S. Do you know what they are, where they're grown, or the difference between them? Here's everything you need to know about peanut varieties in the U.S.

Discover the Powerful Peanut

Discover the Powerful Peanut--A collection of 12, easy to implement 3rd to 5th grade activities that explore peanuts and peanut production.

Peanut Country, U.S.A.

Where are peanuts grown in the United States? Which state grows the most? Where are peanuts exported?

5 Free & Fun Things To Do With Kids This Summer

With summer in full swing, you may be looking for ideas to help your kids keep up the “learning momentum” they had during the school year and yet still have fun. Here are fun, free, educational ideas to do with your kids or give them a little push when they say, “I’m bored!”


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