Classroom Activities

Children with Nicholas snowman
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
Background Preparation
Discussion Ideas
Ideas for Giving Projects
Celebrate St. Nicholas in Schools
by Anne E. Neuberger
Ideas for bringing St. Nicholas into the classroom
Celebrate St. Nicholas by Giving
Children bring items to put in their shoes to give St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas Visits a Classroom
Ideas from a German Waldorf school
St. Nicholas in Ukrainian Tradition
Cultural notes and a fun-learning idea
Telling the Legends by Nicola Currie
Classroom activities
Interactive Sight Word Reader: Here is St. Nicholas
by Maria Manore
Learn the word “here”
Coloring & Activity Pages: Fun with St. Nicholas 
From Fun with Saints, Pauline Books & Media
People of Faith: Saint Nicholas of Myra
Middle school activity sheet

Activity Sheets—PDFs to Print

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#1 & #2 Who Is St. Nicholas? Activity Sheets
Fill-in the blank with St. Nicholas facts in color or black and white

#3 The Feast of St. Nicholas: Activity Sheet
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 and help support stnicholascenter.org; thank you.
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#4 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.
#5 simpler coloring picture of the illustration

 #6 All About Saint Nicholas
Lesson review activity sheet adapted from Catholic Icing.

Activities in other sections

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: Feast Day Ideas 
Story, food, activity, song/prayer & more
St. Nicholas in Storyland
Which favorite characters know St. Nicholas?
Saint Nicholas Speaks to the Children
Sample script for Saint Nicholas visiting a Waldorf classroom

Games

Roll for St. Nicholas: A Game
Roll the die to draw St. Nicholas, reinforcing St. Nicholas recognition
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

Stories for classroom use
Discussion Ideas
Lesson Plans

More Helpful Ideas

Activities
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

St Nicholas cookies
St Nicholas cookies
St Nicholas cookies
St Nicholas cookies
St Nicholas cookies
St Nicholas cookies
St Nicholas cookies
Photos: Dorothy Noonan

Links

St Nicholas
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.

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