This DIY lemonade stand in a bucket makes a wonderful gift for kids at the start of summer! It’s a fun way to encourage entrepreneurship, while keeping kids busy in the summer! Learn how to make a simple lemonade stand kit to start off summer with the kids!
DIY Lemonade Stand in a Bucket
I got this idea from my son’s preschool teachers back when we lived in Massachusetts. It made a wonderful end-of-school year gift that all of my children loved! This DIY lemonade stand kit also makes a fantastic birthday gift idea for kids, especially children with summer birthdays.
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How to Make a Lemonade Stand Kit
The kit my son’s teachers gave him came with small containers of lemonade mix (old baby food containers), plastic cups, straws, and napkins, as well as a set of markers. I think it makes a brilliant summer gift for kids!
Johnny’s fabulous preschool teachers sent him home at the end of the year with this adorable lemonade stand in a bucket! He and the girls had so much fun with it!
You can make a deluxe kit or a simple one! Really, though you only need:
- A pitcher (we recommend plastic since this is for kids!)
- A good lemonade recipe or lemonade mix. We recommend a recipe if you have a child who loves to cook in a home where parents can handle the cooking! Try a mix for families that prefer less mess wherever possible.
- A nice spoon for stirring. I especially love wooden spoons.
- Disposable cups. Plastic is more common, but paper is usually more eco-friendly.
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Kids don’t have to sell lemonade to practice entrepreneurship! Here are some other fun pretend play shop ideas for kids.
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Please share photos if you make one of these lemonade stand kits for you child!
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