Looking for grocery store activities for preschool? This creative application of grocery store ads is perfect for a grocery store theme for preschool. This activity also pairs beautifully with the Kidcraft grocery marketplace, if you are lucky enough to have one in your preschool or home.
Preschool Grocery Store Activities: A Creative Application for Grocery Store Ads
Kids love to play shopping games. This grocery store themed preschool activity uses those grocery store ads we all get, while building fine motor skills.
Note: I first published this post on March 19th, 2009. I’m republishing now with new improved printables!
Grocery Store Activity Materials
Take a bunch of grocery store ads, and have your child choose items that they want to “buy”. They can then glue the items onto the cart or stock them on shelves (see templates at the bottom of this post). Depending on the age of your child, you may need to help cut out the items.
Store shelves template – for an older child you could label shelves or let them label shelves.
My daughter LOVES window shopping, so we’ve done this activity several times. We’ve also done some activities sorting fruits from vegetables, desserts from dinner items, etc. It’s a good opportunity to talk about what makes a food item a fruit or a vegetable, which foods might go well together, what you can make out of certain foods, etc.
I have a flyer from a local hardware store that we’ll use to plan an imaginary garden – and then maybe we’ll go out and buy some materials to plant a proper garden if the snow in our yard ever melts…
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