When it comes to holidays, almost everyone loves the classics like the Fourth of July, Christmas, and Thanksgiving. It takes a real holiday nut to go crazy about holidays like Cow Appreciation Day and Lemonade Day. But if the shoe fits, right? I love making a big deal about minor holidays. I feel like it brings a sort of magic to the every day. And really, is nessecary to have an excuse to drink lots of lots of lemonade during the last few days of summer?
I didn’t think so.
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A Few Recipes
We’ve celebrated National Lemonade Day a few times before, so I’ve collected some delicious recipes. Here are two of our favorites.
Best Lemonade (Sampler size)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 lemon juice
- Mix together. 1-2 servings
- 1 cup raspberries
- 2/3 cup sugar
- Mash raspberries and sugar together. Let stand 10 minutes.
- Add 1 cup lemon juice and 2 cups of water.
Lemonade! Fresh Lemonade!
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with grabbing a can of Country Time, especially if you want to make a giant pitcher to drink throughout the day. If you do make a bunch, why not set up a pretend Lemonade Store and sell different flavors?
If your kids are young, you could simply add some food coloring and pretend you have different flavors. If you have older kids, grab some recipes and experiment with developing the best lemonade on the block!
Here’s a few recipes I found on Pinterest to get you started!
Princess Punch (Pineapple Lemonade) by Courtney at Tastebook
Setting up Shop
If you’re really serious about lemonade (and have some older kids), you could construct your own lemonade stand like Anne over at Little Bits of Sanity. It was a three day project for their house, but totally worth it. Check out the first of 3 part series here. Check out a picture of the finished project below!
About Lindsey Whitney
Lindsey Whitney is a mom of two, home day care provider and blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry. Growing Kids Ministry is a blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith. You can connect with her via twitter, facebook or you can email her at lindsey (at) growing kids ministry (dot) com