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Kids loving helping out! Pick a few chores they can do each week and fill in the chart as they go. Pick a reward—go out for ice cream, a special toy, movie night, etc—and set a goal!

Summer is for trips to the beach, family time, playing outside and—reading together! So we’re excited to announce our new summer reading program! Whether you read a bedtime story, curl up for an afternoon read, or your kids practice “reading” by themselves—if you’re spending time with a book it counts!

Print off our Summer Reading Chart below and color in a circle for each book you read. When you’ve filled in all 30 dots, it’s time to reward your little ones with a sweet treat! Take your completed chart to Putnam Pantry and you will be rewarded with a junior sundae!

Happy reading!

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For a summer treat, try freezing yogurt to make these refreshing snacks!



  1. Mix the yogurt and honey together until well combined. Add the raisins and stir again.
  2. Line a baking tray with foil and pour the yogurt mixture on top. Spread it depending on how thick or thin you want your bark to be.
  3. Sprinkle the strawberries and chocolate chips on top and place in the freezer for 2-4 hours or until it is completely frozen.
  4. Remove from the freezer and use a sharp knife to break the bark into pieces. The bark can be stored in the freezer in food bags.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! Memorial Day is this weekend, the perfect time to bring back this sweet summer treat. Even better? You can make it yourself—with just a bag!



  1. In a small resealable plastic bag, combine half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla. Push out excess air and seal.
  2. Into a large resealable plastic bag, combine ice and salt. Place small bag inside the bigger bag and shake vigorously, 7 to 10 minutes, until ice cream has hardened.
  3. Remove from bag and enjoy with your favorite ice cream toppings.

These fruit rolls up are healthy, delicious, and super simple!



  1. Line a small baking tray with plastic wrap so it hangs over the edge a bit. Preheat your oven to its lowest setting.
  2. Puree all of your ingredients in your blender until combined. Spread into an even layer on your prepared pan.
  3. Bake 6-8 hours or until your fruit is no longer sticky to the touch. Start checking around hour 4. Slice and roll.

Tip: You can use strips of parchment paper when you roll them so they don’t stick together. Store them in the fridge or freezer!

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Print out these food cards and let your kids sort the healthy and not healthy foods!



  1. Cut a 3-sided opening in the top of your box using scissors or a box cutter. Lift up the flap and crease on the side that’s still connected to the box.
  2. Cover the inside of flap with a large piece of aluminum foil. To keep the opening lifted, use a wooden skewer or stick.
  3. Line the bottom of the box with aluminum foil.
  4. Use graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallow to make your s’more and place it inside your box.
  5. Lift the lid of the box and put a layer of plastic wrap over the lower section of the box, covering the opening. Use painter’s tape to make sure there are no gaps or holes in the plastic to ensure that you create a real greenhouse effect.
  6. Place your solar oven outside in direct sun, positioning the top flap so that the sun reflects into the box.
  7. Enjoy your delicious s’mores!