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When Life Gives You Lemons, Create a Lemonade Stand

Jun 13 2011 - 5:36am

There are few sights as sweet as a tot-run lemonade stand! Whether run for charity, or for simple entrepreneurial reasons, the lemonade stand [1] is like a step back in time. On a recent scorching hot afternoon, I came across a group of kids selling the tastiest strawberry lemonade in the middle of a busy intersection. Their innocence and excitement each time a passerby stopped to buy a cup was inspiring. Here are my picks for creating the best lemonade stand on the block!

Source: Volume 25 [2]

Sassafras Mini Lemonade Stand Kit ($12)

Everything your tot needs to create a fun lemonade stand, the Sassafras kit [3] includes cookie mix, wooden spoon, lemonade mix, paper banner, and rhyming recipe.

Make It a Learning Experience

Over on First Grader at Last [4], first grade teacher Sarah Cooley used lemonade-making as a story-telling experience [5], having her students use the words first, next, then, and finally when writing out their recipes. The same exercise can be done at home in the days leading up to the lemonade stand.

Melissa and Doug Lemonade Stand ($120)

Melissa and Doug's Lemonade Stand [6] can be used season after season with its strong wooden construction. Best of all, reverse the awning and change out the bins' contents and it converts into a grocery market for pretend play.

Paper and Cake Lemonade Printable Collection ($20)

Catch passersby with Paper and Cake's printable lemonade stand accessories [7]. With designs for a banner, garland, cupcake toppers, straw markers, doilies, and more, the kit includes everything tots need to distinguish their stand from others on the street.

Vintage Lemonade Stand ($450)

Multiple generations of lemon squeezers will enjoy this beautiful vintage lemonade stand [8]. Made from real and vintage-inspired wood, the stand was originally made for a commercial photo shoot, but is now available for kids and adults alike!

TomKat Studio Lemonade and Bake Sale Signage (FREE)

The TomKat Studio lends its fun graphics and styling to this adorable set of free printable decor items [9]. The set includes a banner, dessert tags, and cupcake toppers for an ultra sweet lemonade stand.

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