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Lemon Ice Cubes

Lemon Ice Cubes Activity

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On a hot afternoon there’s nothing better than a cold drink. Instead of going through the trouble of squeezing the lemons and measuring sugar, your child can create ice cubes ready for whenever she has a hankering for a refreshing beverage!

What You Need:

  • 1 ice cube tray
  • 3 to 4 lemons
  • Hand held juicer
  • Paring knife
  • Small bowl
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • Mixing spoon
  • Ice cube tray


What You Do:

  1. Invite your child to slice the lemons in half, offering assistance as needed. Using a paring knife is an essential cooking skill, but does require adult supervision!
  2. Now get out the hand-held juicer and encourage your child to squeeze the lemons and then pour the juice into the bowl.
  3. Once the lemons are juiced, your child can measure and add the sugar to the lemon juice. She can also add the water and give things a stir.
  4. Now your child can carefully pour the lemony liquid in the ice cube tray and place in the freezer.
  5. Once the ice cubes are set, your child can experiment by adding them to her favorite beverages, or a nice tall glass of water, and seeing how things taste!

Did You Know:

Ice cube trays were invented in the late 1800s but didn’t hit it big until the stainless steel version, created by Guy L. Tinkham, became available in 1933.  

Sarah Lipoff has a K-12 Art Education degree and enjoys working with kids of all ages.

Updated on Aug 16, 2012
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