When developing your shopping list, give you child her/his own paper and crayon so that they can create a list, too! Allow them to write whatever they create with the crayon and ask them to interpret for you what they've written. To connect this activity with actual experiences, pick up some of the items that child has "written".
"Written" may include pictures, scribbles, made up letters, etc. Anything counts when the child is exploring writing experiences.
* Activities should be monitored by an adult to ensure safety.