Are you looking for a fun activity for the kids? This Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt is the answer! It’s a great free printable that will have them thinking about everything in and around a grocery store. Be sure to check out my Fall Scavenger Hunt for another fun game!
The fun part about scavenger hunts is that you can go to the store and do them – or have a pretend store set up at home and make it happen. (but if you go to the store, go over some rules with the kids first!)
This scavenger hunt is a great activity for all ages because we’ve made it easy for all to use. Not only do we include the pictures for the kids to see, but we also have the word of the picture.
This means that even if they can’t read or have difficulty reading a word, they can still use the picture as a clue – which is fantastic!
Little kids will have the ability to do this one their own and gain that independence!
What is the learning benefit of this printable?
This printable is about getting kids to put together pictures and where they are. This activity is a great way for them to stop and think and find that item.
You can also talk to them about shopping at the store and picking out good food items. The options are endless on how the kids can learn!
What it includes:
This printable scavenger hunt is a checklist for items found at the grocery store. They can go down the list or bounce all over the page to find the items shown.
There doesn’t have to be any order to complete this, which is part of the fun!
Fun ways to use this printable:
Even though the purpose is to use this scavenger hunt to find the items, think outside the box, and find other ways to stretch the learning fun. Here are some simple ideas that I think would be cute and fun to do!
Make a food-related scavenger hunt
Add some food items that the kids will eat to the list – and have them help with grocery shopping! They can easily get the items, put them in the cart, and help with shopping for the week!
You can also talk to them about what to look for when shopping for food, like the expiration dates, etc. It’s a great lesson in knowing how to shop for groceries!
Make a meal
Once they’ve gathered up all the food items on the list, why not take the time to work together in the kitchen to make a meal? It’s a simple way to have them find food, buy food, and then make it.
Talk about a lesson in growing up, right? I love this idea because it also promotes communication and family time!
Have them do a budget scavenger hunt
The other fun activity that you could have the kids do is to have them do a budget scavenger hunt. Where you give them a blank sheet of paper and tell them that they need to find 5 items in the store to make a meal, but it can’t total more than $10. (or whatever amount you want to set)
This will have them thinking about money, pricing, and more! You can do this for any meal or snack – and do this often.
More Printable Activities for the Kids:
Here are other fun activities for the kids they can also have fun with! Learning doesn’t have to be boring – at all! And these printables and game ideas prove that!