Start your children on the road to business success by teaching them the basics of running
their own lemonade stand. An actual stand isn’t necessary, you can bring out a small
table and chairs for the kids too. If it is a hot and sunny day, provide a beach umbrella
for the kids and their customers to get out of the sun.
Supplies needed to open a lemonade stand:
* Lemonade or other juice mix
* Juice jugs
* Paper cups
* Some coins to make change for customers and a place to keep the earnings
* A sign to advertise the stand and the price
* Garbage can or bag for the used cups
As your children are most likely going to come into contact with strangers (depending on
the location of the stand) it is best that an adult stays close by to supervise. In picking a
location, if you live on a street in a busy neighborhood the front yard is an ideal place.
But if this isn’t practical, why not go to a local baseball game at the park or other
gathering place. It will be appreciated by the attendees and your kids will have a captive
This activity is great for children’s math skills as they count money and make change. It
will also give them a confidence boost as they are going to be talking to many different
people and most likely having to make small talk. Let them decorate their signs or stand
any way they choose and be sure to take pictures of their first business venture.
When they are done for the day, have them count all the money they earned and share it
equally amongst everyone that participated. A good rule of thumb is to have them put
half of the money away for savings and they can spend the other half.
The Climate of the Philippines is either tropical rainforest, tropical savanna or tropical monsoon, or humid subtropical (in higher-altitude areas) characterized by relatively high temperature, oppressive humidity and plenty of rainfall. There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall. This is dependent as well on your location in the country as some areas experience rain all throughout the year.
Based on temperature, the seven warmest months of the year are:
- from March to October; the winter monsoon brings cooler air
- from November to February
- May is the warmest month
- January, the coolest
There are four recognized climate types in the Philippines, and they are based on the distribution of rainfall (See the Philippine Climate Map). They are described as follows:
Type I. Two pronounced season: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Type II. No dry season with a pronounced rainfall from November to January.
Type III. Seasons are not very pronounced, relatively dry from November to April, and wet during the rest of the year.
Type IV. Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.
Relative humidity is high in the Philippines. A high amount of moisture or vapor in the air makes hot temperatures feel hotter. This quantity of moisture is due to different factors - the extraordinary evaporation from the seas that surrounds the country on all sides, to the different prevailing winds in the different seasons of the year, and finally, to the abundant rains so common in a tropical country. The first may be considered as general causes of the great humidity, which is generally observed in all the islands throughout the year. The last two may influence the different degree of humidity for the different months of the year and for the different regions of the Archipelago.