Writing Shopping Lists Together

Activity Items Needed

A note pad A pen or pencil

Activity Directions

When you sit down to write your shopping list provide your child with a shopping list note pad and pen and sit together writing your lists. As you write talk about what you are writing down “We need more milk”. “I need some tomatoes”. Ask your child to write down what he/she thinks you need to buy. Take your shopping lists with you when you go shopping and refer to them as you go round the supermarket. “This says I need to get some tomatoes”. “What does your list tell you to get”. Don’t worry if your child’s marks and squiggles don’t look like words, your child will be able to recall what his or her marks mean.

Activity Tips

When you sit down to write your shopping list provide your child with a shopping list note pad and pen and sit together writing your lists. As you write talk about what you are writing down “We need more milk”. “I need some tomatoes”. Ask your child to write down what he/she thinks you need to buy. Take your shopping lists with you when you go shopping and refer to them as you go round the supermarket. “This says I need to get some tomatoes”. “What does your list tell you to get”. Don’t worry if your child’s marks and squiggles don’t look like words, your child will be able to recall what his or her marks mean.