Celebrating the Feast of St Nicholas

There was much excitement Tuesday morning when the children awoke to find their St Nicholas gifts.  Gifts consisting of chocolate coins, candy cane and a book to help them grow in their Faith.

This year we were extra excited as we were to host our first St Nicholas Day party.  The party began with the arrival of St Nick himself, heralded by the ringing of his bell.

 

The children were rather taken with St Nick and happily listened as he regaled them with the story of his life.

Visiting directly from Russia.

 

Much to the children’s delight he distributed candy cane and chocolate coins.

Coins that looked rather extra special. 

We had various activities set up around the room and each activity was supervised by four lovely teens.  The speculaas men were hugely popular to decorate (my secret wish is to own a St Nicholas cutter).  Grain free gingerbread were also popular.
* I really could not have managed without the help of our teens:)

Also popular was the Santa makeover,

turning chocolate Santa Claus’ into St Nicholas.

Colouring as always retained its popularity.

 

Although I had printed out some figures they did not prove as popular, but the older children enjoyed the Ship Game and Word Searches.

The ideas shared at Catholic Cuisine and the St Nicholas Centre are amazing.

A successful day:)

8 thoughts on “Celebrating the Feast of St Nicholas

  • December 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm
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    So lovely! Our St. Nick day was low key, as many of us were sick. How many families came to your party? I love how the ideas are the actual making of the little goodies!

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  • December 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm
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    2 families plus us = 2 babies, 15 kids, 4 teens and 3 mums.
    Getting the kids to make the goodies was, I thought, a stroke of genius;) so much easier, particularly asking the teens to man a station and it included them that way too.
    Our first non low key day.

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  • December 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm
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    Erin,

    What a fabulous St Nicholas! Love all the ideas! God bless.

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  • December 10, 2011 at 4:07 am
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    Oh what fun! I don't think I'd realised before what a handsome fella that St Nick is!

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  • December 10, 2011 at 6:58 am
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    An Awsome day, we had such a great time, so much time and thought went into it, thankyou so much,

    God Bless

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  • December 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm
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    Sue and Jeanne

    I did think he made a fine St Nick

    T
    Thank you{} So pleased you came, glad to hear you enjoyed it all. Next visit will be more low key.

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  • December 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm
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    Hi, Erin!

    I enjoyed reading about your St. Nicholas celebration! Looks like everyone had a lot of fun!

    It's kinda funny, I found your blog last week through your link up at Catholic Cuisine and then again today from Every Bed of Roses.

    We are a CM/Real Learning homeschooling family too & I'm encouraged by your blog 🙂 Looking forward to following you!

    Blessings,
    Collette

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  • December 15, 2011 at 11:11 pm
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    Colette

    Welcome:) always thrilled to hear from my followers. That is amazing that you stumbled across me twice. So honoured that you are encouraged.
    Always love to meet CM/Real learning families. btw do you mean Real Learning as in 4Real or as in Natural Learning?

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