Friday, 11 April 2014

Kids Go Shopping

I believe it is important that our kids get to know about money because it is something that we use in every day life. I think our children should be aware of what it is used for and just what certain things that we buy can cost. So my mum and I decided to take the kids shopping. May sound boring but we gave it a fun twist.

We asked the girls what they would like for their dinner on Wednesday, they finally after much arguing discussion decided upon stew. Freya then wrote a shopping list of the ingredients we would need.


Then it was on with our shoes and jackets and out the door for a casual stroll around the supermarket.
Once inside Elise decided she would carry the basket and Freya and Gracie were going to help pick the items off the shelves. Each item that we picked up, I pointed out the prices and we looked at the difference in cost between different foods. Freya was also ticking off the items on our list as we found them.


At the checkout the girls helped to put the food on the conveyor and they even helped to pack too. 



When the cashier told us how much the shopping came to, my mum showed Elise the notes she had in her purse and Elise worked out the correct money to hand over. Freya then collected the change and worked out how much we had been given back.

A successful shopping trip and it goes to show that kids can be learning something wherever they happen to be!!

How are you teaching your children about money??

xxxx

16 comments:

  1. Ooh I like it and you're right, it is important for them to understand the value of things I think. Monkey isn't even 2 yet so it's a bit early for him but I like this idea for when he's older! xx #pocolo

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    1. haha yes I'm sure he would be more inclined to just play with the money at that age :) x

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  2. I agree - it's so important to teach children about the value of things. What a lovely way to do it too - I think real life examples are the best! #PoCoLo

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    1. It was nice because even my 4 year old could join in to some degree x

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  3. This is nice! I usually do this with my then small cousins (they are taller than me now) and they love doing shopping and being responsible for some of the job that goes with it =) #pocolo

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    1. I think it is nice to teach them about responsibility, all part of life :) x

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  4. Great way also for kids to actually enjoy the shopping trip while learning about money. #pocolo

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    1. certainly kept them entertained :) x

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  5. This sounds like it was a great exercise for your girls. Something I should do with mine to be honest. Ellie loves popping to the shop for me though {only at the end of our road} but she's not one for bringing you back change! lol #PoCoLo

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  6. What a fabulous idea - this is something that I should do with Grace so she understands shopping better. We do it a little bit at the mo, but not enough! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo :) x

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  7. Such a good idea, it's so tempting to do everything for them and take control but sometimes it's so much better to give them a little responsibility and teach them life lessons. Although I don't think I'll be letting Arthur do the weekly shop just yet - only so much chocolate we can eat!

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  8. I only do this a bit at the moment - our oldest two are at the age now where they can begin to really appreciate the value of money. They're used to having a budget set for them when we're on a day out and they want to buy things from gift shops, but that's about it for now.

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    1. that's great understanding about budgeting though!! x

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