For this Take a Taste Tuesday, I wanted to share our recipe for Lemonade in a Bag. When making this with my daughter, I gather all the ingredients and supplies on a tray. All this activity requires is a lemon cut in quarters, sugar, water, and a sandwich bag. It gets pretty sticky, so I like to make it outside. I prepared a recipe to use as a visual that helps sequence the steps as we go (there is a printable PDF at the end of the post).
While preparing the lemonade, I give my daughter simple directions while pointing to the pictures in the recipe. I use first/second/then/last and put in. The majority of the activity I really let her have control. Her scoops might not make it entirely into the bag and she might take a bite of the lemon, but it’s more about the process than the product!
Lemonade in a Bag:
- 1/4 lemon
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 heaping spoonful of sugar
- Place all ingredients in the bag and close
- Squeeze the juice out the lemon
- Pour into a cup or insert a straw into the bag
Once we are done following the recipe, my daughter turns into a kitchen scientist by transferring, mixing, and tasting. Luckily, since we are outside, I can hose her off when we are done!
Print the recipe and take a shot at making your own lemonade in a bag. Let us know what you think!
Each Tuesday for the next several weeks a fellow mom/friend/community member will be sharing a fun recipe, tips to include kids in the cooking process, or a great family restaurant for “Take a Taste Tuesday.” If you are interested in sharing your eating and/or cooking fun be sure to connect with me via email!