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Telling the Legends

By Nicola Currie

 

Nicholas with child
St-Nicolas
Greeting card, France
St Nicholas Center Collection

The legends about St Nicholas bring together the Advent and Christmas themes of expectation, excitement, gift-giving and goodness. They provide a rich resource for the teacher.

Retell some of the legends about St. Nicholas.

The story about how he stills a storm has been a favourite subject in Christian art. A class could do its own collage of this event using sponge-painting to create the sea with a card boat jutting out of the waves.

Children could act out the incident when St Nicholas secretly gives gold coins to three poor women; or play a game trying to throw chocolate coins into three large Christmas stockings.

From Festive Allsorts: Ideas for Celebrating the Christian Year, Nicola Currie, National Society/Church House Publishing, London, Copyright © 1994 Nicola Currie, p. 6. Used by permission.

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