Saturday, May 20, 2017

Lemonade For Sale

We just did another room transformation and I will have to say this is my most favorite of them all!

We had a lemonade stand! There are so many standards and skills covered in this room transformation! The kids learned so much and they had a blast doing it!

First let's talk about the room set up! Of course I have to have my giant @melonheadzillustrating kids! I had them inside my classroom and outside! 

I absolutely love the children cancer clip art! 

Thanks to @orientaltrading for the amazing lemonade stand!

This stand is so easy to put together and it is absolutely so stinking cute!!!!

But I got more then just the lemonade stand from @orientaltrading! I got the table cloths, banners, wall decorations, beachball minis and the sign!

Don't you love these cute tablecloths!!!

Isn't the lemonade sign adorns!! @orientaltrading is amazing!!!!

We learned so much during this unit! We covered goods and services for social studies. We read and learned about lemonade so we focused on nonfiction text and comprehension.  We wrote opinion pieces about which lemonade do we like better pink or yellow. We also wrote how to pieces on how to make lemonade. We made cards using scentos and paint stix and sent them to @stjudeschildrenshospital

We also spent a day and learned about Alex's lemonade stand and childhood cancer. Our focus that day was Empathy. We then made lemonade and sold it for 5 cents a glass. All money we raised will be sent to Alex's Lemonade! My kids had a blast making the lemonade! The pitchers from @target dollar spot are perfect for this!

My kids made the lemonade themselves. They worked on following directions and measurement! They also counted the coins and gave change when needed. So they worked on their money skills and counting skills! We had a cute money collector that I found @walmart and decorated it for our stand! 

Did you know that @alexslemonadestand has a curriculum for schools?  Well they do! The book is amazing and it helped my kids understand the importance and reasoning for the lemonade stands. This book allowed them to be more empathetic and understanding about childhood cancer! 

I also made supply buckets for their tables! I found these amazing buckets at Michaels!! 

Of course we had to have yellow mustache lollipops during our unit!!!!!

Here are some more pictures from our unit!

Even our morning message was a lemonade pitcher!

We had special thank you notes for all of those who supported us! They are printed on bright astrobrights paper!

 We made a total of $163.40 from our lemonade stand! We would like to thank Oriental Trading for the amazing lemonade stand and materials as well as All of those who helped us!


  1. This is AMAZING! Your kids are SO lucky to have a wonderful teacher! Thank you for ALL YOU DO! Wendy 1stgradefireworks

    1. Thank you soooo much for the kind words!!! They really enjoyed this unit and it certainly taught them about empathy!!!!

  2. I have looked but coudn't find you have directions/information on how to print the big clip art kids/pieces???
    Thanks so much! Denise

    1. I will write an blog post about it! Look for it by Monday! 😊