JDaniel’s Mom had a great guest post from when I was on maternity leave, it was brilliant. She used colored paint chips and had a color hunt grocery game that she did with her preschooler, Daniel. We adapted it slightly last week when we were at the new Save-A-Lot that opened in Grand Prairie, TX. Many thanks to LeeAnn, from Mommy’s Wishlist, for joining in our game (and mostly helping to keep me sane, Baby K was pretty cranky!). The kids each picked a color from our paint chip collection and would tell me when they found an object that matched their color.
Save-a-lot also had a game idea that they had some local kids play (not mine as much as the Quirky Kids wanted to, the photo is staged). Basically, the store made cards of typical items to put into a family’s cart. Then local kids raced to see who could fill their carts up with the items first. I could easily see this game being adapted for a family. I might just print pictures of the items we are shopping for and have my kiddos fill the cart for us next time we are out!
How you enter for a chance to receive 100$ worth of groceries at a Save-A-Lot Grocery store near you:
- Leave your tip on how you wrangle your preschoolers while shopping
- Tell someone about this giveaway! There is no limit to the number of entries you can make with this option – be sure to link to me so I can find it.
- Go join my friend Alyssa in her challenge of generosity and thanksgiving, 30-Day Giving Challenge. Be sure to tell me how your following!
- …and of course follow QM on Facebook, twitter or wherever else you can find me.
Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. Winner will be chosen randomly next week.
Disclosure: For my participation in this post, I got to meet Julie (a super sweet PR gal!) and get a cart of groceries. The kids enjoyed eating their Oreos! Thanks Save-a-Lot!