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Sponsored: Kids in the Supermarket

Do you grocery shop at Ingles Markets with your children? Sometimes this can be stressful and difficult to manage. Here are some ideas on how to keep kids engaged, learn something new… and maybe even lend a helping hand.

Spelling skills 

  • Have them help make up a shopping list at home on a piece of paper, their phone or your phone. Dictate what you need and let them type or write the items in.
  • “I spy”.  Challenge them to find items that begin with a certain letter, e.g. Find foods or other products that begin with “T”: tomatoes, turkey, tea, towels, tuna…and write those items down on a smart phone or say them out loud.

Math skills

  • Have them weigh items. 
  • Running total. Have them keep a running total of products on a calculator or a phone.


  • For younger children try an “I spy” for certain colors of foods or colors on labels.

Label reading

  • Challenge children to look for specific things on labels …e.g. a cereal with the most fiber; a cereal with the least sugar.

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

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