Grocery shopping with kids… we love it, right?!? It’s the best.
Well, okay I actually don’t mind it, as long as everyone is in a pleasant mood. But, sometimes that’s just too much to ask. The baby wants you to hold him, so you’re holding the baby with one arm, pushing with the other. Toddler is crying for a Spiderman PEZ Dispenser, and you have a week’s worth of groceries to buy! Unfortunately the answer isn’t always easy. I know for me, I don’t have time to go outside to give toddler a time-out in his car seat. I don’t have time to leave my cart and come back later. I need to get the dang groceries and go home to tackle everything else on my plate, including feed the baby and talk to toddler about behaving at the grocery store.
I love grocery stores that are stressed-out-mom friendly. One of our local stores has free snacks and balloons for kids. The employees are so sweet to offer them to moms. I love the service where you pay for your groceries, then pull your car up to their door, and they load them all into the back of the car for you. I applaud stores like that! They’re definitely going above and beyond. But, it’s always good to have a plan of your own… fruit snacks in your purse, an iPhone with family pictures on it, little trinkets that they can play with, whatever. That’s why I thought it would be fun to start offering Grocery Store Games on the blog! My kids love when I hand them my grocery list and they get to help me find the items. They would love fun grocery store games even more!
This grocery store game, Color Scavenger Hunt, will be geared toward the little ones, who can’t read yet, or are new readers. It’s a fun way to help them learn their colors, count to 10, and be observant. Plus, it will keep them occupied, so hopefully you’re grocery shopping is a little easier. It’s up to you if you want to let them pick a treat at the end of the shopping trip, once they complete their game. I’m excited to have my 5 year old try this!
If you don’t want to keep printing these grocery store games out, you can have them laminated and let the kids use dry-erase markers to check off the boxes.
Look for the next Grocery Store Game being released soon!! (like, probably next week.)
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