Let’s face it it’s not truly summer until you start to see the lemonade stands popping up on neighborhood street corners! I love a good lemonade stand! Who can resist those little stands built with so much love. Not Me!! I’ve lost many quarters to those sweet little entrepreneurial cuties.
There are some great teaching moments in the process of a lemonade stand. It is actually a great little introduction into how businesses work. You have to plan for the most customers, what time of day, what will your display look like, will you have baked goods or not, will your lemonade be fresh or canned?
There is then the opportunity to teach about profits, savings and giving. How will you spend the money you make? This would be a great opportunity to raise some money for a charity. One of my favorites is Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Alex’s Lemonade Stand was started in 2005 by the parents of Alex Scott. Alex was diagnosed with cancer when she was four. She began raising money for childhood cancer research through her lemonade stands. Sadly Alex passed away at the age of eight and her parents created Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to continue the work their daughter started. June 10,1 1th and 12th marks the 8th Annual Lemonade Days hosted by Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Lemonade stands will be up all across the country raising awareness and money for this amazing organization. You can visit www.alexslemonade.org to learn more. Check out their free downloads to find signs and items you can use to promote your lemonade stand.
The lessons don’t stop there! You then can work with them in the kitchen by letting them help prepare the baked goods and lemonade. You may just find out that you have a budding chef in your midst.
So in the spirit of Summer Time I am offering an adorable set of Free Printables for your little one’s lemonade stands this summer! The set includes a sheet of tags that can be used to decorate baked goods, cups, straws…etc. Also included is the Lemonade banner, Welcome Sign and Food Table Labels. To download them click the image below.
Print as many as you need and be inspired to create one of those adorable summer stands to Celebrate Summer! I would love to see some pictures of your stands!
Let the lemonade squeezing commence!