Grocery Shopping

Help students understand the concept of money and its relative worth for things they need!

This activity has been revised and was originally created by Mary Jane Clark and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992).  The second edition is available for purchase.

Grocery shopping is an activity that incorporates a number of skills, including reading, categorizing, estimating, sorting, and understanding the value of money. This activity takes students through the steps to plan and execute a trip to the grocery store. Lessons include English Language Arts, Math and Independent Living Skills.



Money Skills

Begin with a small local grocery store and work up to a full-size grocery store. Using a small shopping list, have the student estimate the cost of each item to determine how much money to take to the store.

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