Simple Preschool St. Nicholas Lesson

Red and blue slipper

Story

Chose a simple story for young children
St. Nicholas by Julie A. Petras
Simple story to tell while drawing a symbol for St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas, the Generous Bishop by Page Zyromski
An echo story with discussion questions and prayer
A Man Named Nicholas by Ann Marie Gidus-Mecera
A simple story for preschoolers
And Now We Call Him Santa Claus by Kay Tutt
PowerPoint presentation of a short introduction to St. Nicholas, appropriate for classroom
Saint Nicholas: Bishop of Myra, Friend of Children by Carol Myers
Introduce St. Nicholas to younger children in discovery-based approaches to Christian formation, such as Godly Play, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and Children in Worship

Song

St. Nicholas Song
simple song in the Waldorf tradition

Activity

Coloring sheet
St. Nicholas Slippers
Suggestion: modify pattern to make a lacing project. Cut both pieces from foam sheets, punch ¼-inch holes for lacing. (I cut the top piece narrower than the pattern.) Lace with thick yarn, decorate with stickers and use scribble paint for children’s names. The slippers can be put out on St. Nicholas Eve and filled with chocolate gold coins to surprise the children on December 6th.

Coloring Page

A simple coloring page makes an additional activity

Take-home

A bookmark, prayer card, or prayer-card-to-print makes a take-home reminder. Or one of these could also be put in the slipper.
Bookmark
Prayer card
Prayer card

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