Christmas in July!
A St. Nicholas Activity Afternoon
Keep St. Nicholas’ spirit alive in the summer! He is a good model for living all year long, not just during the holiday season.
Invite other families with children for an afternoon of stories, crafts, and snacks. When families have gathered, find a nice spot in the shade to tell or read the story of St. Nicholas. Encourage discussion about things St. Nicholas might do if he lived in our neighborhoods today. Help children think of kind and caring things to do within families and for friends and strangers.
Prepare a number of St. Nicholas related craft activities, such as coloring pictures, making holy cards, and St. Nicholas figures (the one shown is an adaptation of our St. Nicholas Clay Pot Figure). Set up each activity in its own station with all the needed supplies—scissors, glue, markers, crayons, and other items. Children may then move around from activity to activity as they choose. Here are suggestions of things to talk about while doing St. Nicholas activities.
Families may choose to end the day with a picnic in a nearby park.
Adapted with permission from Summer with the Saints by Marci Krull, 6Hands2Hold.