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Cure Cabin Fever Day 12: Go Shopping!

Posted by on Feb. 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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Play grocery store with items from your pantry!

Set up the items in “aisles,” give the kids baskets or shopping bags (laundry baskets or pillow cases will do!), and let them go shopping! You can set up a checkout counter with a calculator “cash register” and let them check out with bags or pillowcases. This is also a great learning opportunity: new vocabulary words, counting money, buying and selling, etc. So what are you waiting for? Go have some shopping fun!

Do your kids love to play grocery store? Do you have a fake “checkout” counter? (Did you always want a cash register as a kid like I did?!)

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by on Feb. 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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Dragonmamas
by on Feb. 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM

 Cute idea!

VintageWife
by on Feb. 17, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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My kids love to do this. We even got them kids size metal carts for Christmas and our oldest gets out his play money and everything :)

barnwell84
by on Feb. 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM

My daughter used to like "grocery shopping" from our pantry when she was 2.  Now she likes to "cook" for us in her play kitchen.

SarahSuzyQ
by on Feb. 17, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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This is a great idea! He loves the play grocery store at the children's museum, but I've never thought to do it at home. Definitely going to try this.

We don't have a register, but I like the calculator idea.
Cafe Kristin
by on Feb. 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Omg, toy shopping carts?! I love it! I would have been in heaven if I got those as a kid!

Quoting VintageWife:

My kids love to do this. We even got them kids size metal carts for Christmas and our oldest gets out his play money and everything :)


ShhhItsASecret
by Member on Feb. 17, 2012 at 12:02 PM
AMy kids always play store
RobynS
by Robyn on Feb. 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM

My kiddos have a toy shopping cart and lots of toy food. They love it!

Starchild84
by Member on Feb. 17, 2012 at 12:05 PM

I used to play grocery store with my friends all the time when we were little.  Our parents would save boxes from food after it was gone, and we used that with our toy food.

Jemia
by Shekella on Feb. 17, 2012 at 12:06 PM

My kids sometimes do this with their toys so they will love this.

Sophie4910
by on Feb. 17, 2012 at 12:06 PM
My kids have a toy register and cart with food. They like it a lot.
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