Over the past few weeks, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Museum Apprentices have been hard at work creating their stands for Lemonade Day on Saturday, May 19th. To start this project, we divided them up into four groups and gave each group these challenges:
-Create a lemonade stand that is themed after an exhibit or icon in the museum.
-Create a unique recipe for your lemonade stand that will make it stand (ha, pun!) out from all the rest.
-Design an educational activity that will enhance your stand and teach visitors about the icon or exhibit you are featuring.
-Meet with members of the Children's Museum Marketing Team to create a brand and really cool signs that will immediately cause lemonade cravings.
The challenges were set, the MAPs accepted, and they have been tirelessly creating lemonade stand gold for the big day. Along the way, they sharpened their teambuilding skills, became experts of the lemonade culinary arts, and practiced their skills at creating fun and educational programming for children and families. They constructed their stands and spent hours in the test kitchen perfecting their lemonade recipes for the big day, and have arrived at the perfect lemon to sugar ratios. Millions of ideas were tossed around, and only the strong survived. What is left are four lemonade stands, four activities, and four recipes designed by the MAPs for the tastebuds and eager minds of our visitors.
I can't tell you all of the details, but I CAN tell you that you can expect to see some pirates, robots, dinosaurs, and explosions of color. Join us on Saturday, May 19th to buy lemonade to help support the Museum Apprentice Program and see what these amazing youth have been creating over the past few weeks. Learn more about the Museum Apprentice Program.