I don’t think there is anything more refreshing than a glass of delicious homemade lemonade on a warm summers day. It quenches your thirst like no other drink, and dances so delicately in a glass its almost irresistible.

what you need…

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 6 cups of water
  • 7 freshly squeezed lemons
  • saucepan
  • lemon squeezer
  • cup

what to do…

  1. take the saucepan, add the sugar with 1 cup of water and dissolve by bringing to the boil and stirring
  2. allow to cool at room temperature, cover and place in the fridge
  3. squeeze all the lemons to make a lemon juice and add the remaining 5 cups of water to this
  4. combine the both the chilled mixture and lemon juice mixture together in a large jug/glass bottle and stir
  5. add ice cubes, mint and lemon slices if need be
  6. serve and enjoy

into a little dream adventure…

  • this activity is a good opportunity to use early maths counting and quantity skills…asking questions like, how many lemons do we have? do we need a large or small jug for the lemonade? how many glasses will the lemonade fill? how many cups of water do we need?
  • you could make a picture recipe card for your child and see if they can follow and recite verbally back to you what ingredients and quantities that are needed
  • talk about what ‘dissolving’ means, what the heat is doing to the sugar?
  • collect jam jars for sun quirky alternatives to glasses and enjoy drinking through a straw
  • what other things could you create with lemons? maybe try printing with paint or watercolours? or drying lemons slices for decoration