The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies is a great story to read aloud to your class or use with your small group. This story follows both Evan and Jessie (who are brother and sister) as they dive into the world of running a lemonade stand. Along the way you will read about their grudges, misunderstandings, and competitive nature while also learning some kid-friendly business advice. Today I want to share two activities you can use with your students while reading The Lemonade War: a lemonade craft and a vocabulary booklet.
lemonade war craft booklet
This lemonade craft booklet can be used during or after reading the story. I have included two covers – one has a title and clipart and the other is left blank so students can color it in to make it look like a glass of lemonade. I have also included templates to add a straw and a lemon wedge.
On the inside of the lemonade booklet, students can respond to the text in a variety of ways. There are three different templates to choose from (lined, blank, and a picture/writing combo). These pages would be great for chapter summaries, character studies, book reviews, and more! These lemonade craft booklets can be put on a bulletin board display when finished.
lemonade war vocabulary booklet
Since each chapter title in the story focuses on a business term, these words are perfect to use for vocabulary work! You can also use any other words you find in the story. As students find unfamiliar vocabulary words, you can stop and work on these words together using this vocabulary graphic organizer. When all the pages are complete, you can put them together into a Lemonade Words booklet. I have included a cover for this vocabulary booklet, too!
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You might enjoy my book companion for The Lemonade War. This resource contains comprehension questions and a vocabulary matching activity for each chapter of the story. There are also several graphic organizers to guide students while reading. You can find my full book companion here: