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Step 1: Get maple syrup.
Step 2: Explore the syrup.
Such a viscous or thick liquid moves really differently than water. If you like, put out a bowl of water, too, and welcome kids to notice what is similar and what is different. Kids who are sensitive to tactile sensations may also appreciate a damp towel to wipe off their sticky fingers.
Step 3: Make maple syrup snow cones
Step 4: Make maple syrup snow candy.
- maple syrup
- a baking dish
- a stove
- (optional) popsicle sticks
Syrup: Boil a cup of maple syrup until it bubbles. Then, get your snow ready and packed into your baking dish. Pour the boiled syrup over you packed snow and watch carefully. As soon as it appears to firm up quickly, roll the firming strands of syrup around popsicle sticks. We love to sprinkle them with a little sea salt, too to get that salty-sweet goodness going!
Let them cool and enjoy!
Step 5: Learn more about how maple syrup is made.
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