Sunday, the 5th, is the eve of Saint Nicholas‘ feast day. We will be putting a shoe filled with a carrot and gingerbread (apparently Saint Nicholas likes it) by the front door for him to fill. The Saint Nicholas Center has lots of information about the saint and tons of ideas as to how to celebrate the day.
On December 6th, Bear will get to slip candy canes in her classmates’ folders without them noticing – her good “St. Nicholas deed”. Back home we will sing songs like this one and Bear will enjoy eating her candy cane and chocolate coins. I also made each of them a little surprise that I will blog about Monday.
There is an online story of Saint Nicholas that I will read with Bear, even though we have read a couple of books about him already.
This last book was the easiest to understand for Bear. The second book was too long and the first was really about the St. Nicholas Cathedral, not the man himself.
Does anyone else celebrate Saint Nicholas day? If so, what are your traditions?