Do your kids drag their feet when you ask them to follow you grocery shopping? The supermarket may look like an ordinary boring place but with the right attitude it can be an amazing place of exploration. Let's make a fun activity of your next trip to the supermarket.

This printable set is a fun scavenger hunt for things commonly found in supermarkets. There are riddles to be solved, aisles to search and great fun to be had. Grocery shopping has never been this exciting!

Printable & Activity Objectives

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Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing pencils

In this activity, your child will participate in a scavenger hunt by solving a list of food related riddles and trying to locate them in your neighbourhood supermarket.

It will help your child or student:

  • Exercise their knowledge, imagination and critical thinking skills in solving the various food related riddles.
  • Train their spatial awareness through navigating their way around the supermarket aisles to locate the different food items in the scavenger hunt list.

On your marks, get set, go!


How to Get Started

Simple steps to take before your supermarket trip:

  • Research and find out about how groceries and goods were sold before the rise of e-commerce shopping. Here's a nice historical feature of the evolution of the grocery store.

Here's another video of how "general stores" provided all sorts of goods and services to the people living in small towns before the days of the supermarket.

  • Depending on how much time you have, you could either get your kids to complete the riddles before heading out and search for the items when you get there or start everything at the supermarket.

What's in the Printable Pack

This printable pack consists of 2 different printable scavenger hunt lists complete with food/groceries related riddles to complete.

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