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Going to the grocery store with a young child can sometimes be challenging. Toddlers and preschoolers don’t have a lot of patience, so it’s great to find a way to involve them in the shopping! There are several ways to do this, but today I want to share with you my favorite one: the grocery store scavenger hunt for young kids.
Scavenger hunts are always fun and engaging for kids! Planning a scavenger hunt at the grocery store can be also very useful for parents! While the parent buys all the items on the shopping list, the child will be busy with his own task! 🙂
If your child gets bored easily and you are looking for ways to get him involved, I think that you’ll like this idea! You can download our grocery store scavenger hunt and use it anytime you go shopping! The game will provide you some quiet moments to focus on the shopping list. It is also a great way to initiate a discussion about food and the importance of healthy choices.
I use this game to make sure that I can be focused on what I have to buy while Bogdan has his own thing to focus on. The rule of the game is simple: the child looks for the items on the list and checks the box whenever he finds one of them. If I want to make the game even more educational, I ask my son questions about every item that he finds. (e.g. “Why are apples good for our health?”, “What species of fish do you know?”, “Why are natural juices healthier than other juices?”)
Download the grocery store scavenger hunt
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You can print the file on cardstock paper for durability or even laminate it for multiple uses. The file contains two pages: the first one with 9 items to find and the other one with 12 items to find. You can choose one of them depending on the age of your child or the duration of the shopping visit. I hope you will enjoy it!
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