Earlier this summer my group made fresh lemonade. It’s such a fun process from beginning to end! They enjoyed squeezing lemons with different tools and even with their hands. Everyone had a small bowl to squeeze their lemon into. Each child got a turn with the “squeezers” (we had two for the group of 6 or 7 participating because that’s all I could locate!) and used their hands to squeeze while they waited their turn.
We squeezed a lot of lemons! Good thing since there was a mishap and a large amount of juice we worked so hard to get was spilled. Thankfully we still had enough to make lemonade! It tasted so good and it was a very rewarding experience for all of us.
- 2 cups of fresh-squeezed lemon juice (about 7 large lemons)
- 6 1/2 cups of water
- 1 cup of sugar
Pour over ice and serve.
We also made a lemonade stand for dramatic play:
- Printable banner from the Crafting Chicks. Super cute! I laminated ours so we could use it again in the future.
- The Open/closed sign is ever-popular in our store. Download a copy here: Google
Also included in our lemonade stand:
- plastic cups – decorated with green and yellow masking tape
- colander with plastic lemons and limes
- small pitchers filled with yellow pom-poms
- spatulas for stirring
- cash register
Along with these activities we worked on letter “L is for Lemonade” writing letter L and coloring lemons and lemonade.