Summertime has finally arrive after a long winter. After being cooped up all season in our farm-house, summer came like breath of fresh air. In the meantime, I’ve been brainstorming fun summer ideas to keep my kids occupied and a lemonade stand kept revisiting my mind! What a perfect opportunity for my kid’s to have fun outside and to learn about the value of money.
My family and I live on a 26 acre property in the country in South Dakota. Our state is a quite rural and a vast majority of people live on farms or homesteads. Our state is one giant community because we have less than 1 million people.
We hosted our lemonade stand from 9:30 am – 3 pm. At first, I was unsure how many customers we would get considering we live in the country. However, I was pleasantly surprised to get a steady stream of people throughout the day. We had everyone from neighbors & family to the Culligan man stop by.
Throughout the day, my kid’s kept busy filling lemonade cups, taking money and chatting with customers. Their faces just lit up every time a new customer would arrive. Also, I had fun teaching my kids the benefit of hard work and a basic understanding of money.
In the end, we earned more money than expected. As a result, my kid’s and I plan to visit Storybook Land, a theme park featuring storybook characters. Plus, they get to choose how they want to spend their earnings.
Useful Tips from our Lemonade Stand:
-Plan out how much lemonade and supplies
-Freeze ice cubes made from lemonade to help keep the flavor
-Fill a pitcher of water to keep in the fridge to refill
-Get a roll of quarters & some one dollar bills for change
-Put up a sign near the road that is easy to see with large lettering
-Advertise on social media or Facebook rummage sale pages
-Offer a bakery item to sell along with the lemonade
-Create decorations and props that are unique to stand out
Creativity and lemonade stands go hand in hand! A couple cute ideas include choosing a cute color scheme and adding cute straws to put in the lemonade cups.
Also, there are a variety of unique lemonade stand ideas and printables all over Pinterest! Discover lemonade stand free printables by Kristen from the blog Yellow Bliss Road.
While scheming up decorations, I couldn’t resist fueling my latest obsession, brush lettering. I created a a sign using Tombow dual brush pens and construction paper! Brush pens are awesome and they write so smoothly!
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Overall, our lemonade stand was a success. My children learned about relating to customers and earning money and I was able to enjoy the day outside! It was a win-win situation! Plus, my kids plan to spend their hard earned wages at a fun theme park!