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Stories for Classroom Use

Stories particularly suited to classrooms include an echo story, a story to illustrate with simple drawing, Godly Play-type stories, gentle Waldorf tales, one story in Spanish, and more

Nicholas tossing gold
Online coloring activity
St Nicholas Center
Now We Call Him Santa Claus

St. Nicholas – December 6 by Julie A. Petras
     Simple story scripted to tell while drawing a symbol for St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas, the Generous Bishop by Page Zyromski
     An echo story with discussion questions and prayer
An Interactive St. Nicholas Story
     A response story
Nicholas of Myra by Kathryn Lucchese
     A short story for use in classroom or chapel, all ages
A Gift in the Night  by Anne Neuberger
     Story for classroom use
A Good Secret by Anne Neuberger
     Dowry story with discussion suggestions
A Man Named Nicholas by Ann Marie Gidus-Mecera
     A simple story for pre-schoolers
And Now We Call Him Santa Claus by Kay Tutt
     PowerPoint presentation of a short introduction to St. Nicholas, appropriate for classroom, please preview story here before requesting password
Saint Nicholas: Bishop of Myra, Friend of Children by Carol Myers
     Introduce St. Nicholas to younger children in discovery-based approaches to Christian formation, such as Godly Play, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and Children in Worship
Saint Nicholas: Bishop of Myra, Friend of Children—and All in Need by Carol Myers
     A more complex version for older children in discovery-based approaches to Christian education, such as Godly Play, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and Children in Worship
St. Nicholas by Amy Welborn
     Basic story makes excellent connections to faith, giving, and Christmas
Six St. Nicholas Stories for the days before St. Nicholas Day, December 6
     Gentle stories in the Waldorf tradition by Christine Natale
From Saints for Kids by Kids
     Kids Tell About Saint Nicholas
     What Does It Take to Be a Saint, Anyway?
     Kids' Prayers to Saint Nicholas
St. Nicholas in Trouble
     Felix Timmermans popular story
The Legend of Saint Nicholas
     Spanish version, too
     A story suitable for use in public schools
St. Nicholas Cookie Legend
     Unique, simple story

Discussion Ideas
Classroom Activities
Lesson Plans
Interactive St. Nicholas Storytelling

More Stories
Folk Tales
Complete Picture Books
Poems

Traditional Stories & Legends
Classic Primary Sources
Life of St. Nicholas shown in images
Modern Miracles

Links

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

     The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale, retold by Aaron Shepard, adapted for storytelling by the author, from the beautifully illustrated picture book published by Atheneum, New York, 1995.This early American Dutch Colonial folk tale is intended for children ages 5 and up; the retelling takes 6 minutes. Theme: generosity.
     The Baker's 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.
     Five St. Nicholas stories from Saint Nicholas the Wonder-Worker by Anne Neuberger, Our Sunday Visitor. Five of the eighteen stories from this book that has other helpful suggestions for teachers.

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