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L is for Lemonade! Preschool Activities

L is for Lemonade! Preschool ActivitiesLet's make lemonade


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.

Making Lemonade in Preschool 1

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. Making Lemonade in Preschool 3

Fresh Lemonade
Stir together:

  • 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

sign 1 sign 2

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

Lemonade stand dramatic play

Along with these activities we worked on letter “L is for Lemonade” writing letter L and coloring lemons and lemonade.

Download L is for Lemonade

L is for Lemonade Clip

Deborah Stewart

Monday 12th of August 2013

I just love your photos and I love all things to do with the color Yellow and Lemons! Such a great experience on so many levels!


Friday 9th of August 2013

I'm so grateful for this post! I recently moved into a new house that has five lemon trees. Yes, five. What a great little afternoon activity!


Friday 9th of August 2013

Perfect! How great to have lemon trees!