Last updated August 1, 2001.
I'm Rachel, and I'm proud to introduce you to our Kids Club.
Over the summer, visit here to find out about fun places to
go and things to do at the Jersey Shore. I'll be visiting miniature
golf courses, arcades, the Cape May County Zoo, local parks,
and other places. I'll tell you about my favorites, and what
I like about them. I like to discover things about animals
and sea creatures, so if you like to learn, you can read about
my discoveries and fun facts about crabs, turtles, and fish
at the shore. Check out the picture at the bottom of the page
- see what cool sea creatures I found recently!
I want to make the Kids Club really great. My daddy is helping me, since I'm
seven and just learning to write. If you have something to share about things
you like at the shore, send your e-mail to Rachel@shorebreeze.com ,
and I'll see if he will let me put it in the Kids Club!
Selling Lemonade at the Shore
Its a really hot morning, and you're riding your bicycle at the shore. Just
when you really need it, up ahead is a lemonade stand! Sitting in the shade
is a girl with a yellow hat. Its me! I'm selling lemonade. I'd like to tell
you about what I learned from selling lemonade this summer at the shore.
I learned that you need a lemonade stand. So I asked my daddy
to make me one. He said he would only do it if I gave him free
lemonade. I said sure. We built one out of cardboard last summer,
but it fell apart because the air was too damp. So this year
my daddy built one from plastic pipes. We put a plastic grass
skirt around the bottom,a yellow cloth cover over the top and
decorations and signs all around. Here I am in my new lemonade
We put our stand on the sidewalk near where no cars could park. Next, we needed
to make lemonade, the best we could make. We bought a mix at the ACME, and
mixed it up with water and ice. Then we put it in a clean container. Then we
took our plastic cups, a trash bag, sponge, and some money for change, and
we were ready.
We needed to figure out how much it would cost. I thought 25 cents a cup would
be good. Then I asked my sister to help. Here's where you have to be careful.
It always seems that whenever I have someone help me, they always want to drink
all of the lemonade up. I always ask my helpers to not keep asking for lemonade.
It doesn't matter with my sister, she will ask and ask until she gets her way.
All we needed now was a customer. First I stood there and lots of people went
by but nobody stopped. Then my daddy said, "Try to get people to stop, by asking
them to buy a cup". I yelled out, "Lemonade, 25 cents a cup, best lemonade
in Sea Isle City!" But my daddy said that we couldn't be sure of this, so I
instead yelled, "best lemonade on 66th street." All of a sudden, someone asked
for a cup of lemonade! I said "sure". I gave them a cup, and they paid me 25
cents and then some extra money because it was so good. I said "thank you,
come back soon".
I learned several things about selling lemonade. The first thing is, don't
be shy. Second, when someone says they can't buy now but will be back later,
I should learn not to say "yeah, RIGHT", too loudly. Lastly, don't promise
your daddy that he can drink all the lemonade he wants without paying, even
if he built your stand!
I like my lemonade stand. If you are in Sea Isle City and riding down Pleasure
Avenue, be sure and stop by!
Fun Facts About Shore Animals
I come to the shore, I see lots of sea gulls. I just learned that they are
not really sea gulls. They are laughing gulls. The noise they make sounds like
a laugh which is probably how they got their name. We found out that laughing
gulls live all along the coast from Maine to Florida. I see them at the shore
eating small crabs and they take clams and drop them from high up to break
the shells. They also eat french fries and potato chips but you should not
feed them because they need to find food for themselves. My daddy looked for
information with me on the Internet and we found three sites with lots of pictures
and even the sound of laughing gulls. Click
here for a web site about laughing gulls.
Come back in two weeks for my next Kids Club!