TRYING to do the food shop with little ones can seem like an endless mission. Tantrums in the aisle, meltdowns over snacks and trying to keep them in their seat can be impossible.
But one mum has shared on her Instagram account an insanely easy trick to get children to stay calm whilst you do the shopping and it is beneficial for the kids too.
Kate Bast shared her hack-tivity with her followers on InstagramCredit: Instagram/@thebastfam
Kate, posted the video on her account The Bast Family, where she shares lots of wonderful hacks and activities for children.
In the video it shows an incredibly quick and inexpensive way to keep children entertained so you can concentrate on your shopping whilst your child gets involved in the process.
Kate says the hack is really simple, take photos of your favourite foods you usually buy in the supermarket.
Then print the photos out all the same size on a piece of a4 paper and laminate the sheet.
“PARENT HACK for keeping mini humans happy at the store!”
Next, simply cut the squares out and that is it!
You can then bring the cards with you every time you go shopping and give them to your child so they can help select the items off the cards.
In the caption Kate writes: “PARENT HACK for keeping mini humans happy at the store!
“Hope you enjoy this hack-tivity as much as we do.”
It seems that people do in fact the love the hack as much as the Bast family, with over 60k likes on the video.
It also serves as a great learning tool for kids to help teach them about colours, matching items and speaking.
One user wrote: “OMG DOING THIS. My kids love to ‘help’ at the store.”
Another user wished she had seen the video before shopping with her kids: “Literally needed to see this 5 days ago! You always have the best tips, Kate.”
A third user wrote: “This is so cute that’t it’s focused on making her experience better, not just on making it easier for you. A+ parenting.”
The food cards are simple to make and give kids something to focus onCredit: Instagram/@thebastfam
It’s a great learning tool for little ones learning colours and wordsCredit: Instagram/@thebastfam
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