Grocery Shopping With Your Grandchild! “Are you kidding me?” you say to yourself. “When I go grocery shopping I want to stay focused, get what I need and hustle out as quickly as I can!”
If this you, I have a great idea to change this experience. Why not take your grandchildren with you next time you go to the store? Here is how it can be turned into a super fun and creative experience.
Before you actually head out the door, sit down with your grandchild. Ask him to help you plan a grocery list. I know, I’m sure he’ll insist on C A N D Y and of course, like all good grandparents who spoil their grandchildren, you’ll make sure that’s No 1 on the list!
Maybe you even want to get out a recipe. If he is old enough, have him write down the ingredients you’ll need at the store. Don’t forget to take a pen or pencil with you so your grandchild can cross off the items as you go.
Try to have him find at least 2 fruits and 2 vegetables. If possible, ones that are grown in your own State. Talk about where they are grown, what season they grow in, etc.
Next, try to buy one thing your family has never tasted before. I know, that can be quite a challenge!
Name all the different colors you see. Maybe he could even write them down. I wonder if he could think of a color that is NOT there.
Weigh a potato and a tomato on those really cool produce scales. Ask him which one he thinks weighs more. Which one weighs less? Was he right?
If your grandchild is old enough to read, see if he can read five signs in the grocery store. If he is too young to read, you can read the signs to him.
I bet he could even pay at the checkout line. Try to find that one clerk who has that special “I’d love to play” look.
Back at home, both of you draw a picture using as many fruits and vegetables as you can. Remember to think of all the colors you saw and use them in your drawing. Ask your grandchild to create a new sign for the store or for a product.
Many local Children’s Museums often have a grocery shopping area for children. You might want to check that out!
What else can you think of that you could incorporate into your grocery shopping journey? I would love to hear your ideas! Maybe attach a picture! This definitely can be another memory making day!
Mother’s Day for Grandmothers
Since it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday, don’t forget to get out my Mother’s Day Blog.