- 1 Peanut, in a shell, or other item if the room is peanut-free due to kids with allergies
Recipe for Fun!
Who has the peanut? Have children sit in a circle, placing their hands behind their backs. Choose one child to be the "peanut passer" and with the peanut in his hand, have him go around the outside of the circle, sliding his hands through the other kid's hands until he decides to secretly pass off the peanut. Make sure he goes around the circle one full time before passing off the peanut. As the peanut passer is walking around the circle, teach the children the following chant: "Peanut, peanut, where can you be? Peanut, peanut, come to me!" Tell the kids to close their hands tightly and to keep them behind their backs, even if they don't have the peanut. Choose a child to begin guessing who has the peanut and have them keep asking different kids until the peanut is located. When the child with the peanut has been found out, they should chant: "We found the peanut, he, he, he! Now pass the peanut, but not to me!" The child who had the peanut should then be the “peanut passer.” Keep playing until each child has had a turn.