Next time you are hunting in a grocery store for snacks with your kids give our super easy DIY picture scavenger hunt a try!
Hunting around the grocery store for some good snacks for the kids again!
This time it was different.
We had a simple grocery store scavenger hunt that we made.
That you can make too, with whatever foods or snacks it is that you’d like to find.
Of course, this was a hit with the kids!
But this was also such a fun way to do an activity away from the house.
It’s rare when we do activities anywhere but home.
I may have gotten a few odd looks… but that comes with the camera I believe and not the activity.
Grocery Store Picture Perfect Scavenger Hunt
Before heading to the grocery store, I clipped some pictures of the snacks I wanted to buy out of the weekly ads in the newspaper.
I also clipped the label off of products I still had at home that we needed to get more of.
You could easily print small pictures off google too if you don’t get flyers.
Then I simply taped them onto a piece of thick card paper.
Some of the items I included a picture of in our grocery store scavenger hunt:
- Capri Sun Juice Drink
- graham crackers
- baby carrots
- trail mix
- string cheese
Grocery store picture scavenger hunt ready!
P.S. This is also a great way to involve the kids in any grocery shopping trip! It’s their own visual grocery list.
Time to Hunt in the Grocery Store!
I tried really hard to not help the kids and lead them to where the items of food were in the store.
I took this as a chance for them to learn where things are at in the store.
As we went long in our scavenger hunt at the grocery store I prompted some questions to help them navigate.
Is it a cold item?
Where do we keep it at home? In the fridge, freezer or pantry?
We wandered around the store a lot. Looking for every item on the list.
I also took this as an opportunity to get the boys to kindly ask for help when they needed it. Something I’ve been working on lately.
Instead of throwing a tantrum, or whining, asking for help goes a long way!
Plus, it gave them the chance to step outside their comfort zone of asking mom for help, and instead asking a store employee.
If they got stuck during their scavenger hunt they would find a grocery store employee and point to one of their pictures.
Where I can find…. this?
More Scavenger Hunts for Your Kids:
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- Magazine Scavenger Hunt with Paper Tearing
- Road Trip Bingo Scavenger Hunt
- Preschool Scavenger Hunt to Find Colors
- Toy Color Scavenger Hunt to Make a Rainbow
Please don’t criticize what’s on my snack list. My kids are not the best eaters (and neither am I), but we’re trying. Instead of any criticism, I would appreciate any suggestions for healthy snacks that my picky eaters would love to try.