The following activities and resources were prepared by Kathy Johnson, a wonderful media specialist from Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria, MN.  
 
Sugarbush Spring

Sugarbush Spring

illustrated by Jim Daly
published by HarperCollins, January 2000
ISBN 0688149073
Ages 4-8, 32 pages

Sugarbush Spring is when the sap runs from the maple trees and the family gathers to make maple syrup.

Measure the ingredients for one of these maple syrup recipes! Click here.
Look at real photographs of the process of making maple syrup in the Newbery Award-winning book Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky.
Make "Jack-wax" by pouring maple syrup over crushed ice. Trace a maple leaf and write words that describe the taste and feel of jack-wax when you eat it.
Invite someone who taps trees to come and talk.