Make a Mokuk

Native Americans used birch bark buckets to store maple sugar. Make your own bucket from construction paper. Click here to download the pattern Fold the construction paper in half. Trace the pattern along the solid lines and cut out. Trace the dotted fold lines on your cutout. Decorate the mokuk while it is flat. Use Native American Designs or make …

Diameter and Circumference

FACT: A maple tree should be approximately 8 inches in diameter to be tapped. Diameter is the measure from opposite edges across the middle of the trunk. The sugarmaker can’t cut down the trees to measure 8 inches of diameter because he would have no new trees growing in his sugarbush. The sugarmaker does know that there is a relationship …

Maple Facts

Maple sap is a sweet, water like liquid that is collected from the maple trees. Rock Maples make the best sugar maples. A high concentration of sugar maples is called a sugarbush. The building that the maple syrup is produced is called a sugarhouse. The person who makes the maple syrup is called a sugarmaker. Native Americans were the first …