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1 Grocery Store Games Activities to make shopping trips fun and educational for the kids.

2 Food BINGO Directions: Bring the Food BINGO game with you to the store to keep your kids distracted and entertained while you get your shopping done. Your kids can use the BINGO game card or the blank template (add your family s favorite foods). As you place food in your cart, your kids can mark off each item on the card. To give them extra help, call out some of the BINGO coordinates as you make your way down the aisles. If they get BINGO (five in a row across, down or diagonally) before you are finished shopping, they ve won! 1

3 Food B I N G O 1 Cereal Pasta Yogurt Pretzels Carrots 2 Apples Eggs Mac n Cheese Milk Strawberries 3 Chicken Juice Free Space Lettuce Broccoli 4 Rice Cheese Hot dogs Blueberries Green beans 5 Peas Fish sticks Bread Grapes Popsicles 2

4 Food B I N G O Free Space 4 5 3

5 Guess the Weight During Directions: imagination) your next of fruit supermarket and vegetable trip, weights. test your child s knowledge (and To pineapple, play, ask or your another child fruit to guess or vegetable how much purchase three apples, might weigh. a Then and see put how the close item or your items child you re came. planning to buy on the scale Mix and see it up whether by telling he or your she child can guess the total how weight many of items a fruit will or vegetable, make up that amount. For example, you might say, We need take a pound to apples. How many apples do you think that will be? of If example, playing The with peppers older children, cost a dollar relate for the three questions pounds. to simple How many math. For peppers will be a dollar s worth? The Price Is Right As Directions: your you children make your to guess rounds the price through of the products aisles, ask are going to purchase. Whoever gets the closest you price their designated without going shopping over can bag put or that side product of the cart. in check out, the child with the most products is the At winner. 4

6 Hum-a-Song Making Directions: hum with music your with kids your to keep kids them is a distracted great way and to pass entertained the time. during Sing or shopping trips or long waits. those To can play, guess take the turns name. with Stick your to favorites kids humming like a song and see who holidays, hum other seasonal well tunes. known children songs. During the Old Mix monotone. it up by clapping out a tune, and humming a song in a Or try to do a one-note hum-along. To alternating play, choose turns a until song. the Each whole person song hums is sung. a single note Old Man, and Word Jumble MacDonald,This This Directions: entertained is a great so you brain-buster can get in game and that out of will the keep grocery your little one store quickly. To and play, store use displays the aisle all signs, around product you. names, The words object can be of made the game out is of to the see letters how on many The orange juice container, for example, the sign. contains When you the and words your rang, child play ran, together, and ice. using the same sign until it stumps one of keep The last player to get a word from the sign you. winner. is the 5

7 Shop for a Sentence Directions: What can you do to entertain your kids with the thousands of products in the grocery store? Turn them into sentences, of course. To play, give your kids a time limit to collect words they see in the aisles. These can include object names, descriptions of the items they see and hear (such as brown for the bags, squeaky for cart wheels, and so on) and actual words from signs. When the time s up, your children use the words they ve collected to create as many sentences -- serious or silly -- as they can. I ve Got Your Number Directions: Kids won t think about the skills they re building, but asking and answering questions about numbers helps them understand the characteristics and meanings of numbers. To play, have your child think of a number. Then try to guess it by asking 20 or fewer questions. Once you guess the number, let your child take a turn as the guesser. For younger children, start with a lower range of num bers, such as one to 20 or one to 50. By putting a limit on the number of questions asked, your child will exercise reasoning and judgment. For example, if the number is greater than 50, it s better to ask whether the number is greater than 75 than whether it's between 50 and 60. 6

8 Name Date Off to the Grocery 7

9 Name Date Healthy Food Choices 8

10 Balancing Your Diet Name Date 9

11 Name Extend Your Thinking 2-16 Critical Thinking Joanne saw a grocery advertisement in the newspaper showing the following items. Daisy Hill Grocery Regular Price Sale Price apples $0.99 per lb $0.69 per lb frozen corn $1.19 $0.99 napkins $0.70 $ gallon of milk $2.10 $1.85 orange juice $0.85 $0.75 bread $1.23 $1.05 margarine $0.99 $0.79 Joanne needs to buy 1 loaf of bread, 1 gallon of milk, 2 pounds of apples, and margarine. 1. If Joanne buys her groceries from Daisy Hill during the sale, how much will she pay for all her purchases? 2. If the items are not on sale, how much will Joanne spend? 3. How much will she save if the items are on sale? 4. Stop and Save offers triple coupons. Their items cost the same as Daisy Hill regular prices. Joanne has a coupon for $0.30 off margarine. At which store will she pay the least for her groceries? How do you know? 5. Joanne decides to add frozen corn to her grocery list. She has a coupon for $0.35 off. At which store will she pay the least for her groceries? 6. If Joanne buys a gallon of milk and orange juice on sale, how much would she save? Scott Foresman Addison Wesley 5 Use with pages

12 Name Extend Your Thinking 2-16 Critical Thinking Joanne saw a grocery advertisement in the newspaper showing the following items. Daisy Hill Grocery Regular Price Sale Price apples $0.99 per lb $0.69 per lb frozen corn $1.19 $0.99 napkins $0.70 $ gallon of milk $2.10 $1.85 orange juice $0.85 $0.75 bread $1.23 $1.05 margarine $0.99 $0.79 Joanne needs to buy 1 loaf of bread, 1 gallon of milk, 2 pounds of apples, and margarine. 1. If Joanne buys her groceries from Daisy Hill during the sale, how much will she pay for all her purchases? $ If the items are not on sale, how much will Joanne spend? 3. How much will she save if the items are on sale? 4. Stop and Save offers triple coupons. Their items cost the same as Daisy Hill regular prices. Joanne has a coupon for $0.30 off margarine. At which store will she pay the least for her groceries? How do you know? 5. Joanne decides to add frozen corn to her grocery list. She has a coupon for $0.35 off. At which store will she pay the least for her groceries? Stop and Save 6. If Joanne buys a gallon of milk and orange juice on sale, how much would she save? $1.23 Daisy Hill; $6.30 $0.90 ( for triple coupons) = $5.40, which is still more than Daisy Hill s sale price. $0.35 $6.30 Scott Foresman Addison Wesley 5 Use with pages

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