Make Shopping Fun for Kids, Too!


My bloggy friend, Christine Koh, from had to run an errand to Target to returnKoh_about some things. She wanted to make the experience fun for her daughter, benefiting both her daughter and a mom with a contented child!  I suggested she make the trip into a scavenger hunt for Laurel, and here is what she did with it!


Despite my attempts to simplify and streamline life, I still have plenty of errands to run. And the other week, when I couldn’t rally Laurel to get excited about the pile of returns I needed to take back to Target (tantalizing, I know…), I queried on Twitter, “How can I get Laurel to think an errand to Target this morning will be fun and exciting (other than offering to buy her the entire store)?”

I adore the fluidity of conversation on Twitter; within minutes I had several suggestions, my favorite coming from the lovely Sarah of Real Life. Sarah suggested turning the errand into a scavenger hunt, and the minute I suggested a scavenger hunt to Laurel, lame errand turned into fun adventure. Here’s what I did to keep the outing budget friendly, fun, and functional:

Read more about Christine’s shopping scavenger hunt…

Grocery shopping kids

I love what she did and I’d like to hear your suggestions as well! What do you do to make routine shopping fun for your kids?.

About Sarah

Sarah Pinnix is a blogger, vlogger, new media marketing coach, and mom of three. Sarah began blogging in 2007 with Family Life & Faith blog Real Life Blog. She lives near Boone and works a social media specialist for a Non-Profit.