- If you’re old enough, perhaps your mom or dad could send you on a mission to find an item on the grocery list.
- Bring a pad of paper and a pencil and go on a scavenger hunt. You can stay right with your parents while you search the shelves for items beginning with the letters of the alphabet A-Z.
- Have you heard of unit pricing? Look at the little tags on the shelves and try to find the most expensive unit priced item and the least expensive.
- A lot of food on the shelves is imported from different countries. Make a list of the countries that the food comes from.
- You can play “I Spy” with a brother or sister, or you mom/dad as you shop.
- It’s fun to guess how much some fruits or vegetables weigh and then use the scale in the produce section to see how close your guess was!
- Look for the most interesting and different foods that you find—pretend you’re having a party and make a list of the foods that you would like to serve you guests!
The most important thing about going somewhere with your parents is to make the best of it. Remember to be respectful of the other shoppers. They really don’t want yelling kids running around. Nobody likes a brat and somebody could get hurt.
What do you think? Do you have any strategies for when you go to a store with your grownup? Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you!