Monday, March 14, 2011

Montessori Monday: Homemade Meyer Lemonade

Recently, when we went up to visit Dear Hubby's parents in South Carolina, my mother-in-law, Grandmom, asked me to please take some Meyer Lemons home.
If you have not tried Meyer lemons before, they are quite sweet and taste more like a tangerine than a lemon.
We brought them back home and have made a few different recipes with them, namely lemon-garlic chicken, salad dressing, and homemade lemonade.
The boys have had fun making a few batches of lemonade...so good, as it is sweeter than regular lemonade.
Making homemade lemonade is a great practical life activity for children in a Montessori inspired environment.
The process of having to cut and squeeze the lemons, then, adding the sugar, lemon juice, water, and ice cubes is somewhat involved but very fun for kids to do.
Also fun is if you let them experiment a bit with how much sugar, ice, water, and lemon juice to add...
Our family enjoys making fresh squeezed lemonade...hope that your family will too!
Yummy Meyer Lemons!
Meyer Lemons are a darker orange-yellow and are very sweet as well as tart
Delicious!
Ice and cups ready to go...
Big Bro squeezing some lemon juice...
Little Bro having a go at squeezing some lemons...
Little Bro found it a bit hard to really press at first, but then, he got the hang of it...
Lemon juice ready to go into lemonade...
Adding sugar to the cups...
Pouring lemon juice over the sugar...
Lemon-sugar slurry waiting to have water and ice added to the mixture...
Everything has been mixed and the boys are ready to try their creation!


Please be sure to check out the Montessori Monday Link ups over at One Hook Wonder.
You will be inspired to see all of the ideas for nice Montessori inspired works for children. 
I have linked up my blog post over at One Hook Wonder.



Also, be sure to pop by to read Jessie's post over at Mommy Moment about The Playroom: Montessori Style.
  There doesn't appear to be a place to do link ups over there this week, but you won't wanna miss Jessie's neat play space that she has created for her three daughters. So lovely!

3 comments:

Annette said...

This looks yummy and we have some Meyer lemons that need used up-- thank you!

Nicole said...

Yum! Looks like the boys had a great time. Thanks for linking to Montessori Monday! :)

Annette said...

Just wanted to let you know I included it in my weekend roundup post here:
http://ourseasonsofjoy.com/weekend-round-up/weekend-round-up-only-one-day-late/

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