So tell a story of St. Nicholas generous example of giving in secret to those in need. Then encourage children to identify a kindly "Nicholas deed" to do for someone else. Have children fill their shoes with pieces of carrot or bits of hay for his white horse or donkey. Place shoes outside bedroom doors or on the hearth. See that a candy treat
(a candy cane represents Bishop Nicholas' crozier) and simple gift appears by morning on December 6th.