Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lemonade Stand

Today was our first Twigs and Twirls, titled Lemonade Days. Wow starting off with a bang!! We decided it would be cool to let the kids make their very own Lemonade Stand. We had no idea how cool this would be...they loved it!! I know my boys ask me all of the time to let them sell something...anything...once my oldest Tommy asked me if he could sell Slim Jims!! I love the idea, but let's face is a lot of work for mom to help set up a stand! So that's why we thought this would be fun for these little entreprenuers! We started off the day with free play on the swingset. It was very hot out, but a gorgeous day and start to summer! They played great together. We had children from 3 years all the way to some "big" 6 year olds! I love how kids have to find out everyone's age! Can you imagine at an adult get together if everyone was asking your age? Funny stuff...that's why I love kids, they are so honest and innocent! After some free play we gathered around and discussed our plan for a sale. It was truly a hoot listening to them throw out their ideas!! They all have such sweet hearts and were really excited to share their ideas! We decided as a group to sell lemonade for 25 cents and cookies for 25 cents. We made the lemonade as a group, taking turns pouring and stirring and then we put the lemonade in the fridge to chill. We then decorated cookies, painted our bags, and played on the swingset. It was fun to work with each child one on one. I painted their hand to make a fish on their "Twigs and Twirl's' bag. Some of them love getting their hand painted and giggle and some of them darn right don't like it at all...cringing the entire time!! They all have their own unique personalities and they are all amazingly smart! OOPS I forgot to mention somewhere in here we ate lunch. We made PB&J sandwhiches, but I found out quickly some kids like a P sandwhich and some like a J sandwhich and some don't want the P, B, or the J!! LOVE KIDS!! Anways, we made signs to let our "customers" know the price of our goods and the direction to turn, again lots of great ideas!! Jennifer took a few on the corner and I stayed with the "servers" to wait for our customers. We were very fortunate that the first passer byer was a nice man who turned around to come to our sale, which by the way, we donated our money to the flood victims! Unfortunately, he was the only one ... the rest of our customers were our parents! This was a good lesson...I will NEVER pass a lemonade stand again! The kids looked so sad when a car would pass and not stop at our sale...a good lesson for them, too! That is how our day ended everyone had lemonade and cookie and hopefully went home and took a long snooze! See you next time!!

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