Super Grocery Shopper
Your goal in the game is to spend as little money as possible while maintaining a balanced diet in the whole week. Each day you will be given a certain budget to purchase food ingredients in order to fulfill the calorie goal of that day. You can click the shopping cart at the bottom of the screen to view the content page of your shopping cart. A food pyramid will be displayed at the bottom, which shows the current number of items belonging to each of the four food groups, namely Sugar and Fat, Meat/Fish/Milk/Dairy, Vegetables/Fruits, and Grains/Cereals from the top to the bottom. You need to choose the food items carefully according to the optimal proportion of each food group. When the diet is balanced, the "Healthy" message will appear under the pyramid. If the current food items bring an unbalanced diet, a warning message that writes "Unhealthy", "Harmful" or "Dangerous" will be shown, and you will need to choose the appropriate items again. The current cost and the total amount of calories will be displayed on the right of the pyramid. Items will be sold out after a certain time, and the game will be over if all products are gone. Click the Checkout button at the bottom right corner to end the shopping for that day. Spend your money wisely and stay healthy!
When the game starts, you will receive $100, and you can click to choose a desired food item so that it can be moved to your shopping cart. You can click the shopping cart at the bottom of the screen to view the content page of your shopping cart, which is divided into two parts. The current items in your cart will be displayed at the top, and you may click to remove any unwanted item. The current cost and the total amount of calories will be displayed on the right of the food pyramid. Click the OK button to close the page, then accomplish the calorie goal shown on the board at the bottom left corner. You may also like to purchase the specific ingredients of that day so as to receive bonus budget and points. Remember not to take too much time when choosing the items as they will be sold out after a certain time, and the game will be over if all products are gone. At the end of each day you will receive a summary which lists your available budget for the next day and your current score after counting the rewards and bonuses. Continue the process for the remaining days, and you will receive a report which shows your final score after the 7th day. A grade will also be given based on your accumulated score, the money saved, the number of days of balanced diet and the level of completeness of the bonus objectives. During the game, you will lose if your available budget is not enough to purchase the items and cannot fulfill the calorie goal of the day
Game Categories: Attention and focusing
, Common Core Grade 5
, Common Core Grade 6
, Executive Functioning
, Grade 3-5
, Grade 6-8
, Visual-spatial skills
Specific Skills Addressed: budget
, Disengaging Attention
, Food Pyramid
, Goal-directed Persistence
, Time Management
, Verbal (Auditory) Working Memory
, Visual Discrimination
, Visual-Spatial Working Memory
In this game players have to balance a daily budget with nutritional and caloric needs to get through the week. Shopping trips have to stay within the allotted budget, but also fill all the other requirements including special purchases for family members, and creating healthy meals. Players must juggle all this information, while finishing their shopping trip before all store items run out.
There is a lot of information to integrate in this game, and players will have to use both visual and verbal working memory to succeed. Some players might want to write notes on a paper while they play, but they will still have to work within the time constraint of each day and finish before the store is empty of items to buy.
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