DIY Lemonade Stands

DIY Lemonade Stand via Oh Happy Day

Lemonade stands are one of summer’s favorite activities for children. Setting up the stand, organizing and assigning each team member’s role, using math skills to process payments and giving change: there are so many valuable things a child can learn from selling lemonade! Get the instructions for the stand featured above from Oh Happy Day.

DIY Lemonade Stand via Lolly Jane

DIY Lemonade Stand via Lolly Jane

I remember my girls would spend days organizing their lemonade stand with their play friends, and we always made a point of choosing their favorite cause for cash proceeds. They were so proud of sending a check to the local dog shelter, or another cause dear to their heart. It also taught them to speak to customers in a polite manner, and it was always a good occasion for me to remind them about child safety and precautions when dealing with strangers.

DIY Lemonade Stand via Mr. McGroovy's
DIY Lemonade Stand via Mr. McGroovy’s

These are a few of my favorite lemonade stands. Most can be done as a DIY project without too many work tools, and come with a simple step-by-step tutorial.In any case, your child will have tons of fun and many hours away from the TV screen or video games. (And we say yay to that!)

Lemonade Stands from The Nerd's Wife, Daisy Mae Belle, and This Old House DIY Lemonade Stands (clockwise) via The Nerd's Wife, Daisy Mae Belle, and This Old House
DIY Lemonade Stands (clockwise) via The Nerd’s Wife, Daisy Mae Belle, and This Old House

DIY Lemonade Stand via Lil' Luna
DIY Lemonade Stand via Lil’ Luna

Happy summer and a big lemonade cheer!

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