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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:)

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  • Erin

    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.

  • Collette

    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!


  • Erin


    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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