The A to Z of Shopping

The A to Z of Shopping

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What you need

  1. A shopping bag or basket
  2. 26 alphabet cards, with the letters A to Z on


Let’s go on an imaginary shopping trip for fun! This game gets people thinking about all the things they could buy at the shops beginning with a particular letter. The answers can be anything they like – and the sillier the better! So answer quickly and see what weird and wonderful things pop into your head and out of your mouth.

The Activity

  1. Place the letters in the basket or bag
  2. Invite the group to sit in a circle
  3. Give the bag or basket to the first person and ask them to choose a letter
  4. Say to them “I went to the shops and bought a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _” and invite them to finish the sentence by thinking of something beginning with their letter e.g. if they have a G, they could say something like golf balls, goose or gazebo
  5. Write down the item they say
  6. Put the letter to one side and pass the bag to the next person
  7. Keep going until all the letters have been used
  8. Take a look at what each each person has bought and enjoy a chuckle at some of the more unusual combinations!