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This post is sponsored by Ibotta and all opinions expressed in this post are my own including all of these easy grocery shopping games and challenges that can make the weekly chore feel like less of one!
I’ll admit that I often use online grocery pickup or delivery for our major grocery needs during our busiest weeks. But it’s not quite the same as getting in the store and being able to check things out, so I still find myself at Walmart each week. When I have the kids with me, I do my best to keep it quick and make it a bit more fun. These easy grocery shopping games and challenges make the weekly chore feel like less of one!
It keeps them engaged and actually helps me feel better about having to get it done!
GROCERY SHOPPING GAMES & CHALLENGES TO PLAY
If our list isn’t the longest, then we like to have a little fun with it and set a timer. I decided on an amount of time that we want to spend at the store and then we see if we can find everything on our grocery list and check out before the timer goes off. If your kids aren’t in a great mood, this is a simple way to get them engaged. It also works well if you’re short on time!
CAN YOU FIND?
- Find 5 red items in this aisle.
- Find something that starts with A, then something that starts with B, and then something that starts with C. (You can use any combination of letters, but I usually give them about 3-4 to search for in the aisle.)
- Find something with a number one on the label. Now find something with a number two. (Again, you can change up the numbers and make it more challenging with larger numbers for older kids.)
- Find two products that together cost more than $5 but less than $10. This is a great one for the older kids and really gets them thinking and searching!
- Pretend you have $5 to spend in this aisle and you have to buy three things. Go! This can be another great math challenge for older kids!
- A fruit/vegetable I like
- A curly food
- Something that smells good
- One of my favorite foods
- Something you can slice
- A food I haven’t tried yet
- Something that costs less than $1
- Something you eat for breakfast
GROWN UP SCAVENGER HUNT FOR SAVINGS
Yes, we can be kind of silly sometimes, but that’s how you keep the shopping chore from feeling like a chore! You have to be a little silly to make it fun! Hitting the grocery store with the kids doesn’t have to feel like a chore if you just take a few minutes to get the kids engaged. My kids love games so grocery store games and challenges are something they seem to even look forward to now!