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Grocery ABCs

Grocery ABCs
Grocery ABCs – Warning: This activity isn’t for everyone! Only do this if you are ok with not having your groceries put away right when you get home. I wanted to stop about half way through, but at that point it was too late.
 
grocery abcs
 
As you are unpacking groceries, give your child a chance to group them by letter. For example, all of the items that start with B in a pile (shown above).
 
This turned into a huge vocabulary opportunity that I wasn’t expecting. B wanted to put an N on the noodles but the box said penne, the bones said rawhide, etc. So that was confusing.
 
 
What I had in mind for the activity was the top picture, but B had a different plan (shown here). He wanted to label each item with a sticky note and forget about piles. (Notice the Fiber One was labeled B for bar.)
 
If piles or sticky notes aren’t for you, you can also circle the letter that it starts with and talk about it as you put the groceries away. You can also hunt for numbers and try to put the groceries in order from 1-10.
 
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5 Comments

  • Reply Rachel

    Looks like fun! Great Spelling activity! Way to go B with the penmanship

    August 2, 2010 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Heather

    lol! Thats a great idea! I think I will wait until I have a small trip to the store! You are just too cool!

    August 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Jackie H.

    Great idea! I started letting Logan sort groceries by boxes and cans when he was about 16 months old. He used to love that but has lost interest as he has gotten older. I can’t wait for him to be ready for this new version. Right now he’s really tough on the bread, though!

    August 14, 2010 at 12:52 am
  • Reply kewkew

    What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

    August 30, 2010 at 6:38 am
  • Reply Jill @ A Mom With A Lesson Plan

    Very creative! I’m going to get out the sticky notes. . .I have grocery shopping tomorrow!

    May 18, 2011 at 2:54 am
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