I love this activity because not only is it fun for the kids but they can learn so much!  Sometimes we assume that children know what food groups different items go into such as fruits and vegetables when they don’t.

So this is a perfect opportunity for your child to pick out their “favorites” to put on shelves while also teaching them about the different food groups. We worked on fruits and vegetables and then just sorted by boxes, beverages and cans. 

But feel free to get more in depth with meat, dairy, desserts, etc.  I clipped some coupons (or your child can work on cutting) and then I glued the first item so my son knew how to sort and then he just needed some help with what goes where.