Holland Christmas Tradition Craft

In Holland, children put out wooden shoes to await the arrival of St. Nicholas, who comes by ship on December 6. After leaving the ship, St. Nicholas rides a white horse to children’s homes.

The children fill their wooden shoes with straw for St. Nicholas’ horse. the horse eats the straw and St. Nicholas fills the shoes with treats for the children.

Art project – Make a wooden shoe pattern out of oaktag. Help the children trace it on their oaktag and cut it out (you need 2 for each child). Have the children place the two shoes together and staple around the edges of the shoes, leaving an opening along the top. Tell the children to pull the shoes slightly apart so that they may be filled with treats. Get some inexpensive treats and fill their shoes.

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