My cousin recommended this idea after seeing J’s grocery list on this post (My Little Helper: Grocery Shopping) and we finally tried it out at the store.
Prep: I did a quick search for some of the logos of items on my grocery list, copy and paste and I’m done. The internet makes this so simple and quick!
I didn’t pull it out at the grocery store until I knew we were about to start hitting the items on the list so basically we’d already gone through produce and meats. J’s list also did not include everything on my list. It was funny how he immediately knew what certain items were when I handed him the list. Like he knew that the Yoplait logo meant yogurt or the Lactaid logo was milk. This not only keeps them busy while shopping, it was also great practice with word recognition and letter recognition.
J really liked this, even better than the other grocery lists honestly. I think it helped too that I gave him a highlighter to check off his list rather than the normal crayon or pen 🙂
For younger ones, I would put the items in the order that you’ll reach them in the store. Another thing that works well is to fold the list in half or in thirds so they are just looking at a few items on the list at a time.
You could use this as a scavenger hunt rather than a grocery list that kids would love (which means they’re focused while you shop!). And this would actually make the list even easier to create since it wouldn’t matter which items you included.
Age attempted: 33 months