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Maple Syrup on Snow Candy – Winter Activity for Preschoolers

Oh My goodness, if you haven’t tried this maple syrup snow candy before, it is a must. Kids will be giddy because this snow candy is super quick and EASY to make. Plus this Snow Activity for Kids makes such yummy maple syrup taffy that is as fun as it is delicious. Playing in the snow is fun, no matter what you are doing, but having a purpose and delicious result is even more exciting. Let me tell you exactly how to make Snow Candy with your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grader.

Oh My goodness, if you haven’t tried this maple syrup snow candy before, it is a must. Kids will be giddy because this snow candy is super quick and EASY to make. Plus this Snow Activity for Kids makes such yummy maple syrup taffy that is as fun as it is delicious. Playing in the snow is fun, no matter what you are doing, but having a purpose and delicious result is even more exciting. Let me tell you exactly how to make Snow Candy! 

Maple syrup snow candy

Not only is maple syrup snow candy super easy, it is quick too. From beginning to end, each piece of candy can be made in less than a minute. Seriously! There is no prep and very little clean up (because you can make it outside!). So as you are looking for a fun winter activity for kids as something to do with lots of snow – you’ve got to make snow candy! This maple snow candy is fun for the whole family from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students!

Snow Activity for Kids

Snow Candy

So what do you need to make this maple candy snow are the following items;

  • Maple Syrup
  • A Spoon
  • Snow 

What maple syrup? I don’t think it matters. We used what we had in the cupboard and it worked perfectly the first time.

Snow Candy

Snow candy recipe

Grab the syrup and a spoon and head outside. If it is too cold to be outside, grab a big bowl full of snow and take it back inside.

All you have to do is make sure there is a significant amount of snow, at least a couple inches. This is because the maple syrup will start to sink, all on it’s own, and you don’t want it to sink down onto the table or bowl, you want it to stay in the snow.

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Maple Syrup on Snow

Once you have made a mound of your snow, take the maple syrup and pour or squirt some in the snow. The first couple times we just squeezed it into one spot, like a ball. One of the last times, though, we made a circle design with it.

When you squeeze it in, it will start to sink, let it go. It will stop as it hardens. Once it starts getting hard, we used the spoon to move it around in the snow. It reminded me of when people make taffy. It’s not exactly the same, but the pulling motion was similar. We mixed the maple syrup around in the snow until it was almost solid. 

You can pull it out and it is no longer a sticky mess like syrup is. It’s like a piece of taffy that sat out in the sun all day. So it would still be considered a liquid, but not so much that it runs down your fingers. 

Maple syrup snow candy

Winter Activity for Preschoolers

At this point, you can go ahead and taste the maple syrup taffy! It tastes like maple syrup, but the texture is completely different. It is smooth and creamy almost, but it also melts in your mouth, like chocolate does. 

Snow Candy recipe

Maple syrup candy experiment

It is so delicious and as you can tell, so easy. The only clean up we had was to wash our hands and clean off the spoon. That’s it. There is literally no other mess. Unless you could the puddles around our boots from the snow melting. 

snow candy 

Looking for more yummy snow recipes? Take your snow candy to a whole new level with this quick, homemade maple candy!  Or whip up one of our family favorites – snow ice cream is quick to make and seriously tasty!

Easy to make snowman puffy paint recipe  glue snowman craft for kids  Snow Volcano - Clever winter science experiment for kids of all ages  I love using a variety of different materials to make really fun, pretty, and unique craft projects with kids. So as the seasons begin to change, I decided to make a fun tree craft for preschoolers. For these tree crafts for kids we used paint swatches to get different shades and colors to make a fun effect with our tree arts and crafts. You can turn this into a pretty winter craft for preschool, toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders or a colorful fall craft if you prefer.

Winter Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun winter crafts and winter activities for kids of all ages? Don’t miss these winter activity ideas!

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Winter Science

Looking for more fun winter science projects for kids? We’ve got lots of fun ideas for you to try!

If you are looking for fun, creative snowman craft ideas, you will love this adorable snowman suncatcher craft. This winter craft for preschoolers is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and up! All you need are a few simple materials to make this cute paper plate snowman project! Snowman Wreath Craft This outrageously FUN snowman activity is a combination craft, activity, and winter stem activities too! This snowman launcher is simple to make and loads of fun as a snowman activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade and up! Follow our step-by-step how to make a snowball launcher for an adorable snowman craft and winter activities for preschoolers in January! Looking for cute and fun-to-make Christmas or winter craft ideas? You will love this colorful snowflake craft for kids that uses chromatography to create stunning diy snowflake decorations for December and January! These arts and crafts snowflakes are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up to make. You've got to try these winter craft ideas!

Preschool Winter Crafts

FREE Winter Worksheets for preschoolers - kids will have fun practicing counting, tracing letters, matching uppercase and lower case letters, and more with these super cute snowman, snowflake, snowball, igloo themed toddler, perschool and kindergarten age worksheets to make learning fun.  FREE Winter themed Alphabet Matching - this educational winter activity for preschool and kindergarten age kids working on matching upper and lowercase letters and practicing matching beginning sounds #beginningsounds #winterprintables 3prek Snow Globe Letter Find Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten age kids Beginning sounds worksheets can be so dull for our preschool kiddos, but they don't have to be. Engage your preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age child in a fun winter printables that is an abc game where they unknowingly practice early literacy skills. Your child will love "racing" you to the end as you try to get your polar bear back to his den in this alphabet games. This is a great game to add to your list of winter activities for preschoolers. Simply print pdf file with alphabet games for kids and you are ready to practice letter recognition and phonemic awareness with young kids.

Winter Printables

Looking for snowman worksheets and educational snowman activity ideas? You will love these resources! Plus don’t miss these winter books for preschoolers.

Counting snowman Activity - super cute snowman craft and math activity for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners all in one! Includes free printable snowman template #snowmancraft #snowmanactivity #snowmanmath #counting #preschoolers FREE Snowman Printable Shape Puzzles - this fun winter theme shape activity is perfect for preschool and kindergarten age kids to learn to identify shapes for kids and learn their names. #shapes #preschoolmath #snowmanprintable #education FREE Snowman Coloring Pages - toddler, prek, and kindergarten age kids will have fun with these winter coloring sheets that help them learn new vocabulary, work on alphabet words, and strengthen fine motor skilsl too. Perfect educational activity that is NO PREP and perfect for cold snowy days #preschool #coloringsheets #winterprintables #snowmanprintables FREE Beginning Sounds Snowmen - help prek and kindergarten age kids work on phonemic awareness with this free printable, hands on educational activity for winter. Perfect for literacy center or extra practcie at home #preschool #snowmanprintable #beginningsounds

Snowman Printables

FREE Winter Playdough Cards - toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids will have fun strengthening fine motor skills and building vocabulary while making winter themed objects out of play doh using these playdough mats #playdough #winterprintables #preschool FREE Winter Counting Practice - Young learners will have fun practicing counting to 10 with this FREE printable, hands on winter Counting Practice using cotton ball snowballs. #wintercounting #preschool #preschoolmath #wintertheme FREE Winter Snapcube Printables - these free printable pattern block templates are a fun preschool math activity for winter! LOW PREP and perfect for january themes and math centers with preschoolers and kindergartners #wintermath #snapcubes #education #preschool #kindergarten

Winter Activities for Preschoolers

 

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Deanna

Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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