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L Is for Lickety-Split Lemonade

Snacks that start with L - Lickety Split Lemon Squares

Enjoy the summery-fresh taste of homemade lemonade with this super easy recipe!

Most of the recipes in our ABC Snacks Series are designed to be made with just 1 or 2 kids, but with our Lickety-split Lemonade you’ll have enough to quench the thirst of the whole neighborhood!

And the best part is that a jug of this refreshing drink will mix up…well…lickety-split! Our two willing helpers made a great big pitcher to share with all their friends, and they had a great time doing it.

It’s the perfect treat for a summer picnic or pool party. And if the weather is dreary or cold, this sweet thirst quencher will bring back fond summer memories. There’s never a wrong time for ice cold lemonade!

Ingredients for lemonade Child putting lemons to make silly face

Lickety-Split Lemonade

Print Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make a pitcher of lemonade:

  • 10-12 lemons plus 1 for garnish
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Ice (optional)

Directions:

  1. Roll the lemons with slight pressure to release the juices.
  2. Squeeze lemons over a strainer into a bowl. Set the juice aside.
  3. To create a simple syrup, combine sugar and 1 cup water in a small pot over medium low heat.
  4. Slowly stir until sugar is dissolved, being careful not to bring to a boil.
  5. Cool the simple syrup.
  6. Combine the syrup, lemon juice, and remaining water in a pitcher and stir. Add ice if desired.
  7. Slice the remaining lemon into discs and add to pitcher.
Preschooler squeezing juice from a lemon Children making lemonade

Teaching Tips

  • While you’re savoring sips of lemonade, say /l/–/l/–lickety-split lemonade together.
  • For some finger-licking fun, spread a thin layer of sugar on a flat pan or plate. Write the letter L in the sugar with your finger. Lick fingers and repeat!
  • While drinking your lemonade, read about how Maisy Makes Lemonade.
  • Download ABC Snacks: Tips for Working on Pre-Reading Skills for more teaching tips.
Little boy enjoying hoomemade lemonade

Want More Snacks that Start with L?

For snacks that start with L and many more, get the entire series of ABC Snacks Cookbooks with more than 40 snack recipes for your preschoolers!

Free ABC Snacks Cookbook

Photo credit: Heidi Hess

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Pamela

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This is great! My kids love making their own lemonade.

Robin E.

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I hope your kids like this recipe, Pamela!

Katie Norling

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My son and I are working our way through the pre reading program and loving it! It’s always fun to add recipes and other new activities when we can, thanks for all the recipes on your website.

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Katie! I’m glad you are enjoying the Pre-reading level and the ABC Snacks recipes.

Carly

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Perfect!! We used lime, but it still worked out fine! My 2.5 year old loves sour drinks and helping mama as much as she can! Great blog post!

Robin E.

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Ooooo, I love the idea of limeade, Carly! I’m adding limes to my grocery list to try it myself.

Joe R

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Nothing beats an ice cold glass of lemonade! My daughter surely does put forth all her effort to make the best!

Julie

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Love the idea of using snacks with letter and sound recognition!

Germaine Harrison

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I love any new ideas for leamon aid. I make it all the time.

Robin E.

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I hope you like this recipe then, Germaine!

crystle tellerday

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that looks good

D. K.

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Were planning to make lemonade anyway, but the books suggestion was a great addition! Thanks!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome. I hope you enjoy the lemonade and the book!

Ashley Crawford

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We are going to have to try this. Yummy! 🍋

Robin E.

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I hope you enjoy it, Ashley!

Kylie

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Such a fun little activity to do with learning spelling!

Robin E.

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Thank you, Kylie!

Kristen N Amend

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Oh the abc snack recipe book is just what I needed for this year’s letter of the week activities!!!

Robin E.

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I’m glad the recipe book will be helpful for your learning this year, Kristen! I hope you have lots of fun with it.

Jennifer Ogden

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I love lemonade! Thank you!

Karla Forsgren

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What a fun idea—especially for the summer. Love incorporating food/drinks with learning. I believe fun ideas like this make the learning “stick”!

Robin E.

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Glad you like the idea, Karla. Yes, fun does help learning stick!

Cheryl Grecu

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Yummy! Tried it and the whole family loved it

Robin E.

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Glad to hear the whole family enjoyed this recipe, Cheryl!

Yurbani Made

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Refreshing and fun! Perfect summer drink.

Jenny

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This is right up my kids’ alley.

Jennifer Stephenson

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Making lemonade has become a staple in my house. We love experimenting with different fruits and herbs.

Robin E.

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I love experimenting with recipes, Jennifer! What’s your favorite combination so far?

Shelby k

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Perfect summer activity!

Jonie B.

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We have a juicer and lemonade is definitely a favorite in our house!

Brianne Manning

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perfect for hot summer day I love it

Serena

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I love al the activities that tie in with this.

Robin E.

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Glad you like the activities we offer, Serena!

Jamie Browning

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This is a great way to have fun in the kitchen while teaching your children at the same time!

Robin E.

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Thanks, Jamie. I hope you have lots of fun with this!

Lindsay Schnute

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So fun and allergy friendly!!!

Melanie

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Oooh! Great idea. I’ve downloaded the cookbook and we are going to have some tasty fun! Thank you!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Melanie. I hope you have lots of fun with the ABC Snacks cookbook!

Susie Decker

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That looks like something easy a child can do exclamations

Nadine

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My family adores homemade lemonade

Stefanie Villanueva

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Food makes everything so much fun! What a great way to reinforce a concept!

Robin E.

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Thanks, Stefanie!

Judith Martinez

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Sounds yummy!

Kelley Montenegro

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This looks like a quick fun activity for the kiddos!

Jenny Waldbillig

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so much fun!