Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Creative Application for Grocery Store Ads


  • Grocery store ads
  • Shopping cart and/or store shelf templates
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

The idea for this post came from our library’s weekly toddler craft time. 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.

Emma LOVES window shopping, so we’ve done this activity several times since we discovered it at the library last week. 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…

Store shelves template - for an older child you could label shelves or let them label shelves

Grocery cart template

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