My class loved this activity! You can buy cheap grocery items, like the toddler kitchen items of cereal boxes, milk boxes, fruit, veggies, etc. and set them all out on a table.
The students get to participate in their own shopping spree! I gave my class $2.00 in various amounts of plastic quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies and they could choose one item at a time to "buy." The students enjoyed using the coins as manipulatives as well.
The second page is a receipt the students will create as an extension of the activity.
It was a total hit and the kids loved being able to choose their own grocery items :)