Grocery Game for Kids
I used to love grocery shopping… pre-kids. And I still don’t mind it too much if I can manage to get out of the house alone to do it. But grocery shopping with the kids has always felt like a chore to me. It’s so hard to focus on your shopping list while keeping track of the kids, too. And when I do luck out with a cool car cart to contain them, they still spend half the time elbowing one another inside it. I knew there had to be a better way.
I thought about making them a grocery list to help me. But Sawyer is just a new reader and Priscilla doesn’t read at all. So they needed some visuals. What better than the packaging from the actual products that we buy? Check out the super simple grocery game I put together to keep them entertained and help me stay sane.
DIY Grocery Game
Every time I went to throw away a box over the last few weeks, I cut off the front of it and saved it. Then I trimmed the edges, punched a hole in the corner, and threw them on a couple metal rings from the office supply store.
Now when we grocery shop the kids take their grocery cards and hunt for their products on the shelves. Sometimes I gave them a hint when we were in the right isle. They had so much fun and there were far fewer arguments and behavior problems. Fun for the kids and easy for mama!
How do you survive grocery shopping with kids? Do you have any sort of grocery game you play?
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