This is Supermarket Week! Appropriate considering next week is Thanksgiving!
Learning Themes: money,budgeting, nutrition, meal planning, social interaction, same and different, sorting.
Games to play: Grocery store, obviously! Grocery store bingo. Divide the pie. Bean sorting.
Arts & crafts: Glue pictures of food on paper plates-more fun than it sounds- and try to plan a healthy menu.
Field Trip(s): Take your kids to the grocery! My kids also love to play with the grocery center at our science museum.
Activities: Cook with the kids! Perhaps they could be in charge of planning a whole evening’s menu and could plan, shop and prepare as much as possible. This is something we do on a regular basis, but seems especially appropriate for this week.
Please note that the grocery is a great place to practice social interaction. You are quite likely to run into someone you know and thus children will generally be allowed to practice making polite conversation. Even if you don’t meet a friend, you will have to speak to the cashier, and I try to have the three and five year old take turns greeting her by name and looking her in the eye. Have fun at the supermarket!