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.
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.
Ingredients for Homemade Lemonade for Kids to Make
4 large Lemons
1/2 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Cup of Hot Water
4 Cups of Cold Water
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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).
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 – 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.
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
Drop in a tray of ice cubes or more and then serve cold for a treat.
- 4 large Lemons
- ½ Cup of Sugar
- ½ Cup of Hot Water
- 4 Cups of Cold Water
- 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 is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.