Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Lemonade Stand And School Holiday Fun

Well there's nothing like inspiring the kids to start a small business to keep them busy in the school holidays and earn a bit of cash on the side.
It keeps them occupied in all sorts of ways.  Painting signs, baking cookies and making lemonade.  Not to mention styling the look of your stall.  Even choosing a dress to match the space.

We originally thought we would set up down at the beach, but logistically we thought our first foray into the world of catering, should be on our street corner, so we could have easy access to a ready supply of water.  Business was a little slower than by the sea, but even so, it was a fun learning experience.

Although she didn't make a killing in this location, she learned alot about the importance of passing trade in relation to retail and hospitality. She managed to attract some passers by and thanks to the kindness of a big brother, who was her first customer and a generous neighbour who needed afternoon tea for her kids visiting that day, she managed to make $11 for her piggy bank.  Which when combined with the $5 she earns each week for keeping her bedroom constantly tidy, meant she now has 16 new dollars in her piggy bank, ready to dispose of as she sees fit. Not bad for a few hours work.

Oh the power of financial freedom.  You are never too young to learn the value of a dollar and the liberty that can bring.  As Mr Beach House always says,"Money doesn't buy you happiness, but you can buy a great big boat and park right next to it."

For the cookie recipe go here a cordial recipe here

I hope this is the start of many successful enterprises for her.

For more fun ideas in the garden with kids go here.

Today I am linked up here
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  1. This is beautiful. Kids getting outside using their own initiative to make a few extra dollars. Love it.

  2. Hmmm... my childhood bestie and I attempted a lemonade stand about 40yrs ago and sadly - it looked nothing like that. I'm not sure we even had a table... possibly just the jug and a sign. I'm not sure we had cups.

    I love this stand and I love that she made some money. (From memory ours failed miserably - no wonder as we lived in a cul-de-sac - but our parents bought a glass or two!

  3. This is such a great idea! What an adorable lemonade stand :)


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