grocery shopping list

18 Aug

I take both my kids grocery shopping with me. Some days I consider going at night, alone, so that I can actually focus more on my shopping list and less on “Can we get that?”

Today, when we went grocery shopping I had a new plan that would allow me to focus on the list, have fun with my kids, and be a bit educational along the way.   Before we left, I had Silas make his own shopping list.   I told him a handful of the  items that were on my grocery list and then he drew pictures of those items.  Then, together, we worked on writing the names of each item below its corresponding picture.   It was actually a lot of fun and Silas really enjoyed making his list.  He was excited to go to the store and even more excited to find his items.  It was almost like a scavenger hunt for him.

I highly recommend this. It was fun to make the list, he had a lot of fun finding his items, and he had fun working on his Alphabet/Spelling. All in All… A Success!

My Kids Make a grocery shopping list, and yours can too! See the pictures for more ideas:

(yes, yes. He is running to find the cereal on his list)

~Do you have any little shoppers? Have a shopping list you want to share with us?  Send your pics of your kid’s shopping lists.

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5 Responses to “grocery shopping list”

  1. nonna 18. Aug, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    Looks like lots of fun! Silas, did you get the cereal with the frosting on top? Oh no, I know which one it is, the one with the raisins that stays “crunchy” :o )

  2. becky 18. Aug, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    you are right about the cereal! The raisen “crunchy” kind. he found it in seconds.

  3. Betsy & Curtis 18. Aug, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    What a great idea! Did it help minimize them asking for things not on the list?

  4. Nana and Grampa 18. Aug, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    Great idea Becky.
    Silas, your shopping list is so good. Looks like you had fun at the grocery store.

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