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Unless you’re offering your lemonade for free—and lots of kids like to do it that way too—you’ll need to do a little thinking about money. How much will you charge for each item you’re selling?

The “right” amount to charge depends a lot on what people in your area normally expect to pay. When in doubt, set a price and see how people respond. If you sell out quickly, consider raising the price next time. On the other hand, if you don’t have many takers it might be an indication that your price is set too high. Here are some general suggestions:

Lemonade and other drinks . . . $0.50 to $1.00 per cup

Cookies, brownies . . . $0.25 to $0.50 each

Cupcakes, muffins, and loaf slices . . . $0.50 to $1.00 each

Snacks . . . $0.25 to $0.50 per bar, bag, etc.

Another option is to go with a pay-what-you-can approach. Rather than charging set prices, ask customers to pay what they’re comfortable with. Especially if you’re raising money for a charitable cause, people are likely to be generous.

From The Lemonade Stand Cookbook: Step-by-Step Recipes and Crafts for Kids to Make--and Sell!, by Kathy Strahs (Burnt Cheese Press, 2017)