Hunting around the grocery store for some good snacks for the kids! 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.
I am excited to have our grocery store scavenger hunt sponsored by Capri Sun Juice Drinks. I’ve been on a hunt for some good snacks to have in the house to have for after school snacks. And Capri Sun is becoming a favorite in this house (fruit punch especially!) and I don’t mind the kids drinking them since they have 25% less sugar than leading regular juice drinks*.
Their pouches are also handy to have on hand when we’re running to and from activities (peewee soccer is this fall for Henry!).
Did you know that Capri Sun Juice drinks have no artificial color, flavors or preservatives? They also have clear bottoms so you can see that the juice inside is free of artificial color!
Before heading to the grocery store, I clipped some pictures of the snacks out of the weekly ads in the newspaper. I also clipped the label off of products I still had at home.
And just taped them onto a piece of paper.
Some of the items I included in our snacks grocery store scavenger hunt:
- Capri Sun Juice Drink
- graham crackers
- baby carrots
- trail mix
- string cheese
Done. 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.
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.
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 ways!
Plus, it gave them the chance to step outside their comfort zone of asking mom for help, and instead asking a store employee.
Where I can find…. this? and pointing to their picture.
More scavenger hunts for your kids to go on:
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.
What do you set out for after school snacks?
* This product has 16g sugars; leading regular juice drinks have 22g sugars per 6 fl oz serving.