Grocery Store Literacy Activity Sheets

Everyday activities are a natural and effective way to begin teaching your young child about letters and words. Download and print these colorful "take-along" activities the next time you go to the grocery store or farmer's market. Turn your regular trip into a reading adventure!

This full set of 8 activities features familiar characters from PBS KIDS programs Word World, Super Why!, Sesame Street, Between the Lions, and Martha Speaks. (In English and Spanish)

Sample activity sheet

About these activities

These activity sheets were developed by PBS KIDS Raising Readers, a national literacy campaign and part of the Ready To Learn initiative, focused on building reading skills at home, at school, in child care, and in the community.

Funded by a Ready To Learn grant from the United States Department of Education, the Ready To Learn initiative is developing engaging PBS KIDS Raising Readers television programs, exciting games, playful websites, and easy-to-use learning resources for kids, parents, caregivers, and teachers — all with the goal of helping children ages 2 to 8 get ready to read. Visit the PBS KIDS Raising Readers website.

PBS KIDS Raising Readers (2009)


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The supermarket is truly a great learning classroom! How about including a rating scale, or thumbs up/down for whether each item is a healthy choice? Kids need all the education they can get for selecting good nutrition.

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