vrijdag 12 november 2010

Pimp Saint Nicholas

In the folklore of the Netherlands, Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) is a yearly feast on the evening of December 5th. Sinterklaas celebrates his birthday by distributing presents to all good children. Half November Saint Nicholas comes with is steam boat out of Spain to Holland. With his helpers, a lot of Black Pete's, he visits schools, hospitals, stores ands families. Sinterklaas is dressed in a red toga, with a white slip under it. On his hat he wears a miter. Besides a steam boat, he has a white horse to transport himself. On this horse, Sinterklaas walks on the roofs, to throw children's presents through the chimney's.

You need:

  1. white drawing sheets A3 size
  2. pencil
  3. crayons
  4. scissors and glue
  5. red construction paper
This lesson is about Sinterklaas's clothes. Sinterklaas is so tired of wearing that old dull miter and those boring black shoes; he has never had a fancy bow in his long white beard! Time has come to pimp the Saint! Write some ideas on the chalkboard: a cap instead of a miter, braids in the beard, sneakers instead of black shoes, a flower toga or a cane with glittering stones or feathers. Of course our pimped Sinterklaas has no dull book anymore, but a cd-rom in a fancy case; he has an Ipod with the newest Spanish hitsongs and the latest cellphone. Everything is allowed, with one restriction: there must be one thing in the drawing that remains us of our old Sinterklaas! Children scetch their pimped Sinterklaas and colour it with crayons. Cut all Sinterklazen and glue them on red construction paper.

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