We’ve been spending time talking all things grocery shopping in the life skills/ daily living class I am in at the middle school this year. I thought I’d share some things I’ve made and others I’m using.
First up, Shopping List!
I had this shopping game from my preschool days. I wasn’t sure if it would be too ‘young’ for my middle schoolers. Turned out to work for a few of them and was too young for some others.
I jazzed it up by using this real mini-shopping cart instead of the cardboard versions. My students all need to work on the vocabulary included in the game so it was really appropriate. The amazon affiliate links are below for your convenience.
I also made my own materials. The packet is 47 pages. I made it for my middle school daily living skills students. I hope you’ll find it flexible enough for many of your students! The packet starts with a 3 page book describing the process of grocery shopping.
Images from the book are included as flashcard for use with a wide variety of skills.
My students are really into ‘winning’. Non-verbal to very verbal they all love bingo type games. We play SHOP-O at different levels from just identifying the picture named, identify functions, or expressively naming.
It also includes vocab matching. There are three levels of fill in the blank vocabulary activities: Fill in the blank with many images. Fill in the blank with only the included answers.
The most supported option includes fill in the blank sentences with the images filled in and WH questions with images choices. The packet includes social situation cards and practice identifying people who can help. Social expectations in the grocery store are discussed along with hypothetical situations.
Other products are for identifying costs.
My students really LOVE to look for pictures to print online. This is often their ‘reward’. I decided to have them search for images of the targeted vocabulary activities!
Identifying grocery stores.
Identifying items on the shopping list.
Identifying food and its container.
Making shopping lists for food items. You can find the full download for sale on my TpT store here.
The Goodwill Community Foundation has some AWESOME simulations online. We used the Grocery Shelves version during this unit. Make sure you check out this free resource if you haven’t before!
I’ve been using the News2You Shop ‘n’ Pay App. It addresses the skills of shopping and paying for items. You can find it for $3.99 in the app store.
The Shopping Cart Game can be more difficult to navigate but addresses similar skills and vocabulary. The app is $2.99. I’m excited to give one of you a copy if this activity set! Just enter using rafflecopter below! a Rafflecopter giveaway
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