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Children with Nicholas snowman
Belgian postcard, 1940
St Nicholas Center Collection

A Voice from the Fourth Century: Nicholas by Anne Neuberger
     Period background and activity suggestions
SAINT NICHOLAS: Love in Action by Lois Rock
     Background Preparation
     Discussion Ideas
     Ideas for Giving Projects
Celebrate St. Nicholas in Schools by Anne E. Neuberger
     Ideas for bringing St. Nicholas into the classroom
People of Faith: Saint Nicholas of Myra
     Middle school activity sheet
Celebrate St. Nicholas by Giving
     Children bring items to put in their shoes for St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas: Feast Day Ideas  by Anne Neuberger
      Story, food, activity, song/prayer & more
St. Nicholas Visits a Classroom
     Ideas from a German Waldorf school
Saint Nicholas Speaks to the Children
     Sample script for Saint Nicholas visiting a Waldorf classroom
Ideas for using St. Nicholas Across the Curriculum by Susan Jordan
     Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Enrichment
Roll for St. Nicholas: A Game
     Roll the die to draw St. Nicholas, reinforcing St. Nicholas recognition
Who Is St. Nicholas? Activity Sheet  
     Fill-in the blank with St. Nicholas facts

Print a mini-poster of Saint Nicholas
     Coloring picture with information and a prayer
     Posted with permission of Loyola Press. Please visit Loyola Press for more faith-nurturing resources. The illustration is also availble as a simpler coloring picture.
St. Nicholas in Ukrainian Tradition
     Cultural notes and a fun-learning idea
St. Nicholas in Storyland
     Which favorite characters know St. Nicholas?
Telling the Legends by Nicola Currie
     Classroom activities
Lasst uns froh und munter sein/Let's be glad and full of cheer  by Resi Schwarzbauer
     St. Nicholas song in German and English with related activity
St. Nicholas Memory Game to Print
     Traditional memory game with 30 pairs of cards and some playing variations
The Gift Game
     A matching game to print
Interactive Sight Word Reader: Here is St. Nicholas by Maria Manore
     Learn the word "here"

Activity sheet: The Feast of St. Nicholas  by Anne E. Kitch
    From What We Do in Advent: An Anglican Kids' Activity Book with 27 activity pages divided into Advent's four weeks, plus pages for Christmas Eve, St. Stephen, St. John and Epiphany. Activities include puzzles, color-by-number, word finds, mazes and more. Purchase from, or

Fun with St. Nicholas: Coloring & Activity Pages
     From Fun with Saints, Pauline Books & Media

All About Saint Nicholas
     Lesson review activity sheet adapted from Catholic Icing.

Stories for classroom use
Discussion Ideas
Lesson Plans

More Helpful Ideas

Plays, Skits & Scripts
St. Nicholas Craft Projects
Stories & Poems
Symbols of St. Nicholas
Props to use with St. Nicholas Stories
Ideas for St. Nicholas treats
Ideas FROM Teachers

A quick and simple idea for St. Nicholas Shoes from Maria Manore
Color, cut a slit at the top of the shoe, tape to locker or other surface; add candy cane from St. Nicholas.

By Maria Manore, download PDF from KinderCraze.

Decorating St. Nicholas cookies at Sancta Familia Academy, Melbourne, Florida

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Photos: Dorotny Noonan


St Nicholas
Illustration by Wendy Edelson, from A Baker's Dozen
Used by permission

     The Bakers' Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale, retold by Aaron Shephard, adapted for reader's theater by the author, from the picture book published by Atheneum, New York, 1995. Reading level is for grades 3-7 with readers age 6+; time, 6 minutes. Script may be freely copied, shared, and performed for any educational, noncommercial purpose.
    Lessons & Study Questions using The Secret of St. Nicholas by Ellen Nibali. Discussion and activity ideas for five different age groups.

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