A DYI Sugar Shack at Home

Visiting a Maple Syrup Festival is one of the highlights of Spring break yet many of the larger festivals are cancelled due to COVID-19. Some have remained open since they accommodate smaller crowds. If you've chosen to hang back this year, why not bring the Sugar Shack home to your family! Maple glazed beans and ham, sausages, pea soup, pancakes, sugar pie and more – Mmmm. Then, have fun and sweet 'maple syrup' related activities for the kids to teach them all about the process.

This is how you do a Sugar Shack at home!


Maple-Glazed Ham
A super easy, classic baked ham with the most incredible maple, brown sugar glaze. Get recipe from Taste at Home.

Maple-Glazed Sausages
Your sugar shack meal is not complete without sugar-and-spice-kissed sausages. Get recipe from Taste at Home.

Best-Ever Pancakes
Look no further for the perfect homemade pancake recipe! Get recipe from Delish.

Homemade Quebec Maple Baked Beans
These baked beans can easily be made in your slow-cooker or oven. Get recipe from She Loves Biscotti.

Parker's Split Pea Soup
A delicious and hearty split pea soup. Get recipe from Food Network.

Tarte au Sucre
A visit to the sugar shack is not complete without Tarte au Sucre. This easy sugar pie from Quebec is deliciously rich. Get recipe from Food52.


Maple Syrup Snow Candy
If there's snow in your backyard, making homemade candy on the snow is a great activity to do with the family. Get recipe from Happy Hooligans.

Explain the Process to your Kids
Visit the Pure Maple from Canada website with your kids to show them where maple syrup comes from, how it's made from start to finish, and learn about tree tapping. There's also a great video that explains the entire process. More

More Maple Syrup Fun Activities from TRCA
Check out the TRCA Maple Syrup Festival website where you can download activity sheets for the kids. You'll find puzzles, word games and more. More

Maple Syrup Activities from Educatall
This website provides a ton of activities – all designed to learn about Maple Syrup. You'll find sticky crafts, outdoor play, early science activities, and many more sweet ideas for exploring maple syrup. More

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