Behind the Scenes at Publix {& a scavenger hunt activity for you and your kids}

Going being the scenes is one of the highlights of going on field trips.  It is always an experience to see our common places with a different vantage point.

Behind the scenes tour of Publix grocery store

Publix, our local grocery store, allowed our homeschool group to see all the happenings behind the scene.

Our first stop was the bakery.  Our guide was sharing with us the different freshly baked products Publix offers to the customers.

Bakers in training at Publix

Bakers in training at Publix

After we learned about baked goods,  the bakery manager demonstrated to the group the art of making flowers with icing on a toothpick.   It was really impressive.

at the Publix deli

at the Publix deli

Our next stop was the deli.  The Publix deli has both hot and cold foods. 

Digging their new style

Digging their new style

Before we were able to go behind the counter, we had to get properly fitted with these lovely hair nets.

The produce department was our third stop.  We watched as they assembled fresh fruit containers.  We also sampled some watermelon that was actually sweet even though watermelon season was over in the states.

There's plenty of action back here ( can't remember what she calledthis area), but it houses product that isn't on the shelves. There was a delivery happening, and a local food bank was picking up food donations from Publix.   There's not a lot of space for many people, but we made it through. 

We kept the hair nets on while we watched ground beef get packaged, weighed, and labeled.

Meeting a lobster at Publix

Meeting a lobster at Publix

Our tour of the store ended with meeting this guy.  The lobster was a big highlight which is usually the case with most living animals.  I was surprised that most of the kids touched it even my youngest.

After the tour, we went on a scavenger hunt.  Publix had these handy clues printed for us to use on our scavenger hunt. We split up into smaller groups to find the items.  This particular clue led us to the bananas. 

Want to go on a scavenger hunt at your local grocery store?  Use these scavenger hunt clues.

When the scavenger hunt was over, we enjoyed cookies from Publix's bakery.

Taking a behind the scenes tour was fun and educational.  We were able to see areas of the store that we never get to see as everyday customers which was a nice experience especially for the kids.

Have you taken your children to tour your local grocery store?  Share about your experience in the comments.

Free Printable Scavenger Hunt Clues