Today's Grocery Adventure is great for children in the early elementary-school years or children who are learning about categories. The grocery store offers us endless options for food in a relatively organized fashion. Next time that you are shopping with your kids, point out the way that foods are grouped together. Challenge your little ones to describe the ways that the foods are similar or different. Here are a few examples.
Produce: Fruits and veggies are the primary foods found here. How are they grouped? Round foods together? Leafy foods together? Is there a section for produce that is from another part of the world?
Dairy: What kinds of foods make up the dairy section? Cheeses, yogurt, milk, and maybe a few other treats. Talk about why these foods all belong in the same category (made from milk, cold, etc.)
Meats/Fish: It's always important to know where our foods come from. The best place to see these foods might be the butcher counter. What foods are red, pink, white, gray, or even black? What animals do they come from? Be careful, you might end up with some little vegetarians on your hands!