There is nothing better than a cold glass of homemade lemonade on a hot summer’s day and making lemonade was something that I remember doing a couple of times with my mum and LOTS when I lived in Costa Rica, all the children liked to help especially squeezing the lemon juice out of the freshly picked lemons. So whilst we’re celebrating summer T and I had a go at making this easy lemonade recipe for kids that I made up most days in Costa Rica.

Easy Lemonade Recipe for Kids

Making Lemonade is a great way to get some maths into a summers day without the children realising it – we were able to count, talk about half and measure all great maths skills for early years.

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Ingredients for Homemade Lemonade for Kids to Make

How to make lemonade with the kids

4 large Lemons
1/2 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Cup of Hot Water
4 Cups of Cold Water
Ice

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How to Make Lemonade with Kids

Measure out 1/2 cup of sugar – T was able to do this by spooning out the sugar from our jar into the cup as the jar she found difficult to hold (she’s very much “I DO IT” at the moment so I let her do it).

making traditional lemonade recipe for kids

Use just boiled water and place in a heatproof container. Pour in the sugar to the 1/2 cup of just boiled water.

Celebrate Summer - make traditional homemade lemonade with your children with this 3 ingredient recipe

Stir until all the sugar has dissolved and you have a sugar syrup.

cutting lemons to make simple lemonade for kids

Cut the Lemon in half – I recently bought a Safety Knife – they are strong enough to cut through most things including Lemons/Apples/Carrots but are made in such a way that you can’t cut yourself on them. T set about cutting the Lemon’s – It worked best if I held the Lemon steady for her and then helped support her cutting it in half.

squeezing lemons to make this easy lemonade recipe for kids

Squeeze the Lemons collecting all the juice possible from each.

Into a jug pour the lemon juice add the sugar syrup and stir.

step by step instructions on how to make lemonade with kids

Measure out 4 cups of water and add them to the mix

Stir well

Celebrate Summer - make traditional homemade lemonade with your children with this 3 ingredient recipe

Drop in a tray of ice cubes or more and then serve cold for a treat.

Celebrate Summer - make traditional homemade lemonade with your children with this 3 ingredient recipe

Homemade Lemonade

make traditional homemade lemonade with your children with this 3 ingredient recipe
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Course: Drinks
Keyword: Homemade Lemonade for Kids
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 litres
Author: Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • 4 large Lemons
  • 1/2 Cup of Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of Hot Water
  • 4 Cups of Cold Water
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Measure out 1/2 cup of sugar
  • Use just boiled water and place in a heatproof container. Pour in the sugar to the 1/2 cup of just boiled water.
  • Stir until all the sugar has dissolved and you have a sugar syrup.
  • Cut the Lemon in half
  • Squeeze the Lemons collecting all the juice possible from each.
  • Into a jug pour the lemon juice add the sugar syrup and stir.
  • Measure out 4 cups of water and add them to the mix
  • Stir well
  • Drop in a tray of ice cubes or more and then serve cold for a treat.
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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