Making lemonade during speech sessions is such a fun, engaging activity with the potential to target a variety of speech-language goals. Even if you don't want to (or can't) make real lemonade, you can pair these activities with a lemonade-themed book such as Froggy's Lemonade Stand, a lemonade-themed art project, or a pretend play activity where students pretend to create a lemonade stand (with peers or with figurines).
This resource contains all of the following:
- Basic recipe for homemade lemonade using only 3 ingredients (no simple syrup necessary!)
- Blank lemonade recipe for kids to recall and fill in supplies, ingredients, and directions (using visualization)
- Lemonade photo sequencing cards with original photos depicting each step
- Sweet vs. sour visuals and list of social scenarios; students can listen to scenarios and identify whether the behaviors are sweet/sour (i.e., expected/unexpected)
- Vocab / context clues practice using lemonade-themed sentences
- Extension activities with lemonade-themed critical-thinking questions, compare/contrast, and category-naming