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
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
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
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 amazon.com, amazon.ca or amazon.uk.
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
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.