The Grocery Store Card Game for Kids was invented by yours truly (or at least, I hadn't heard of it before) when I was contemplating a trip to the grocery store with two kids, at 4pm on New Year's Eve.The kids love to help put things in the cart-- but how to occupy aisle after aisle? And keep them in the cart while I'm at it?
Game Pieces:I grabbed some scrap paper and cut them into small cards-- one red, one yellow, one green. (If you aren't a scrapper, check your junk mail for colourful paper):
How to Play:As we walked through the grocery store, we started looking for foods or packaging that matched the cards. I'd called out "Red!" and they turn their heads from side to side, looking for something red. Of course, we didn't buy everything they found. I'd say, "Oh, we have that already", or "That's too expensive here", and they'd move on to the next colour. It worked like a charm. One woman actually noticed what we were doing and stopped me to say she was going to try that with her kids.
The Prize: A fairly painless trip to a very busy grocery store.