We had a community garage sale with about ten houses on our block and Chris thought it would be the perfect time to teach the boys about working hard and earning some money. He drew up a cute little picture for them and then they got to work with a bunch of scrap wood laying around the garage.
They helped with everything including painting it a bright coat of yellow.
I made the paint chip banner to spice up the front and for two days they served lemonade to all the garage sale attendees and many family and friends who also popped by for a glass.
The boys set a goal to earn enough money for our second annual trip to the fair. We plan to go on Chris' birthday in a few weeks. They were hoping to get the "dizzy passes" so they can go on endless rides all day long and I am proud to say that they earned enough for all of us!
I am thinking the lemonade stand will become a tradition too - a great way to earn money for something so fun!
I don't remember doing any lemonade stands as a kid so I will admit that this was a pretty fun thing to do with my little ones!
What about you did you and your kids sell lemonade too this summer? And what's the going rate anyway - was fifty cents kind of steep? :)