A great scavenger hunt activity using supermarket catalogues.


  • A few supermarket catalogues
  • Scissors


  1. Lay out the catalogues in front of your child and then get them to search for pictures that match certain criteria. If they are capable, they can cut them out, or they can be circled with a pencil, or cut out by a parent.

    Some criteria could be:

    1) Searching for items in each colour of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet), cutting and sorting them into colour groups.


    2) Something that: lived in the sea, grew on a tree, something you wear, sometimes food, healthy food, for a baby, that daddy would use, you would use in the shower, you would put in a sandwich. The possibilities are endless!


Depending on the age of your child, this can be a really great activity to work on their cutting skills (you'll note from the photos that my 4 year old is still learning!). It's also an activity that you can adapt for different ages depending on the criteria you use.

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  • Schmoofie1983
    • 18 Jun 2015
      2:00 pm

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  • This is a clever idea, adaptable to a number of ages.


  • Such a great idea! Too bad they are now trying to phase out paper catalogues!
    My toddler really wants to learn how to use scissors.


  • And it’s a great way to recycle too!


  • We create healthy eating charts in our preschool using the old supermarket catalogues.


  • This is a great idea especially the colour groups and healthy products my son would enjoy finding them and cutting them out. Not sure if he would last long but worth a try to keep him quiet and busy for an afternoon.


  • What a great idea!! I might spice it up with my 7 yr old and a budget! Never would of thought of this! Thank you!


  • We had lots of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts for my kids. They had fun and I had five minutes for a quiet cuppa


  • My little humans are a bit too young for this but it is a great activity.


  • Great idea for kids to do when they are “bored”


  • An excellent way to amuse the kids


  • This is really creative well done


  • What a great wet weather scavenger hunt. Keep the kids occupied for a little while


  • I like this sound of this game

    • We are always getting catalogues, we never run out


  • An interesting and creative idea,thanks!


  • Good way to recycle junk mail.


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