This week the Pre-K class got to visit our local Giant Supermarket. They had a great time. Our tour guide was wonderful and the children we so good.
During our visit we got to find the health care items, good foods like whole grain cereals and organic items, the deli, the bakery, meat department, dairy, and fruits and vegetables.
Some of their favorite parts were a "name the fruit game" in the produce section. Our leader had some fruits and veggies in a bag. The children had to close their eyes, pull something out, and see if they could tell what it was by feeling and smelling it.
They also got to pet "Larry the Lobster" in the seafood area. Some were a little hesitant, and some we couldn't get away. I thought this was pretty neat myself.
They also got to enjoy a piece of cheese from the deli and a yummy cookie from the bakery. I also got to enjoy a yummy cookie from the bakery--no way I was passing up a chocolate chip cookie.
One area we did not get to was the back room. Giant is a large place and we did a lot of walking. We thought it might be good to skip that. Next year, I am thinking maybe to skip the milk aisle and see the back room. I thought it would be fun for them to see where the food comes in and how it gets sorted. They were ready to be done though. The trip lasted about an hour.
Before we left we got a Giant reusable grocery bag with an apple, water, granola bar, and a Giant work hat. I thought it was a wonderful trip.