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Writing and Math with Shopping Lists
|Grades||K – 2|
|Activity Time||30–45 minutes plus time for shopping|
Children will use a variety of mathematics and literacy skills as they create shopping lists to use at the store to buy their favorite treats. They will also develop problem-solving skills while they work to stay within a budget.
Grocery shopping provides many opportunities for children to develop language and math skills. As they plan and conduct a shopping trip, they practice skills such as writing, reading, addition, and subtraction. This activity is a great way to combine writing and math problem-solving in a real-life situation.
This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "Authentic Writing Experiences and Math Problem-Solving Using Shopping Lists."