Craft & Activity Books
• = some of our favorites
Saints of Christmas: Activity Book
Liguori Publications, 2013
Coloring pages, cut-outs and more for each of the six saints in the "Saints of Christmas" series: Francis of Assisi, Nicholas of Myra, Martin de Porres, Lucy, Mary and Joseph, and Gianna Beretta Molla.
Santas around the world: 12 patterns of Santa Claus, St. Nicholas and Father Christmas in Old World costumes
SNG Publishing, 2006
Twelve full-sized patterns large figures—nearly sixteen inches high. One is a Saint Nicholas identified as from Poland.
The Santa Collection: Historic Gift Givers from all over the World
Grace Publications, 1996
Directions and patterns for making 24 wood Santa ornaments, including four of St. Nicholas: Dutch, Polish, Czech, and as Bishop of Myra
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What We Do in Advent: An Anglican Kids' Activity Book
Morehouse Publishing, 2006
Ages 4 - 8
38 one-page activities (puzzles, color-by-number, word finds, mazes, etc) for the weeks of Advent and Christmas help children understand the symbols and meaning of the seasons. Parent guide included. St. Nicholas has a page, too.
• More Creative Mission: Over 40 further ideas to help church and community celebrate special days and events throughout the year
Barnabas for Children, the Bible Reading Fellowship, 2013
A very useful resource
44 chapters to celebrate feasts and seasons: seasonal activities and sections for Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer. Special days include All Saints, Remembrance, St Martin, St Cecilia, St Andrew, St Nicholas, Christingle, St Paul, and others, such as, Granny & Grandpa day, star gazing, Easter, Noah, open farm and much more. Each chapter has a key Bible verse, Bible links, identifies key focus and key group, with activity ideas, music if appropriate, prayer and further ideas to develop the theme
Purchase from Barnabas for Children
Festivals for You to Celebrate: Facts, Activities, and Crafts
Festivals from around the world, includes directions for making Swiss St Nicholas mitre/headdresses
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• Fun with Saints: Coloring a & Activity Book
Pauline Books & Media, 2009
Saints included: Mary, Joseph, Paul, Nicholas, Monica, Patrick, Benedict, Francis of Assisi, Anthony of Padua, Elizabeth of Hungary, Clare, Catherine of Siena, Joan of Arc, Juan Diego, Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Rose of Lima, Lorenzo Ruiz, Martin de Porres, Isaac Jogues, Kateri Tekakwitha, Bernadette, Damien of Molokai, Thérèse of Lisieux, Bl. Jacinta & Francisco Marto, Faustina Kowalska, Bakhita of Sudan, Katharine Drexel, Pio of Pietrelcina and Bl. Teresa of Calcutta.
A coloring page and activity page each for 30 different saints, some well-known, others less so.
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Folk Crafts for World Friendship
Some background information for many festivals; rhymes for Sinterklaas surprises
Happy Saints eBook 2
Parusian Publishing, 2012
Printable PDFs for 15 saints: Ss. Anthony of Padua, Catherine of Siena, Dominic of Guzman, Elizabeth of Hungary, Joan of Arc, John Bosco, Josemaria Escrivá, Maria Goretti, Maximimilian Kolbe, Nicholas, Patrick, Philomena, Rose of Lima, Thomas Aquinas & Vincent De Paul.
Printables include posters, greeting cards, prayer cards, coloring pages and badges
Purchase from Happy Saints
St. Nicholas Mural
C. E. Visminas Company, 1990, distributed by Morehouse Publishing, 1990
Background on Nicholas' life, timeline of his era, 11 stories, and pictures to color and mount to make an icon-type picture with scenes from the life of the saint—for teachers and families
• Saint Nicholas Activity Mural: The Life, Legends, and Miracles of St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra
Morehouse Publishing/Dumb Ox Publications, 1990, 2016
Background on Nicholas' life, timeline of his era, 11 stories, and pictures to color and mount to make an icon-type picture with scenes from the life of the saint—for teachers and families. This is a complete reprint of the original published by Morehouse. The individual scenes of St. Nicholas life are to be colored, cut-out, and mounted to form a 18x24-inch poster of a hagiographic St Nicholas icon.
Purchase from Dumb Ox Publications
Basic Books about St. Nicholas
Picture Books for Younger Children (and all ages)
Picture Books for Older Children
Older Children's Books
Saints Books for Adults
Saints Books for Children
Activity Books and Other Resources
Christmas Books with St. Nicholas
Books in Other Languages
Children's Books in Other Languages