A Voice from the Fourth Century: Nicholas
by Anne Neuberger
Period background and activity suggestions
SAINT NICHOLAS: Love in Action by Lois Rock
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
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
#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.
#4 Print a mini-poster of Saint Nicholas
Coloring picture with information and a prayer
Posted with permission of Loyola Press.
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#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
GamesRoll for St. Nicholas: A Game
Roll the die to draw St. Nicholas, reinforcing St. Nicholas recognitionSt. Nicholas Memory Game to Print
Traditional memory game with 30 pairs of cards and some playing variationsThe Gift Game
A matching game to print
More Helpful Ideas
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
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.