Monday, November 23, 2009

Fun with Flat Stanley

My daughter was chosen by one of her friends from Louisiana to be the person to have fun adventures with Flat Stanley. (I kept calling him Flat Bob, I thought it was funny.. K. not so much).

If you are not familiar with this story, it is a children's book about a boy who was flattened by a bulletin board. He discovered being flat was fun, and ended up traveling to California in an envelope, and had many adventures. This is where we come in. K is also in the 3rd grade (but we are not doing this project). K's friend from Louisiana mailed Flat Stanley to K. with a short letter explaining what he is and told her to have fun adventures with him and send him back with a letter and pictures of Flat Stanley's adventures.

We had fun with Flat Stanley. He went horseback riding, rode bikes, and played in the leaves. He also went in the car with us, to lunch and through the tunnel. We went to a paint your own pottery place to paint some Christmas presents. Flat Stanley came with us and helped K paint.

We are mailing Flat Stanley back today. Our adventures with him are over.

I think this is a cute project for kids. It teaches them to write letters, address an envelope and it was fun. It was a nice surprise when we got him in the mail Saturday. We had no clue it was coming. Which was a shock since G's mom, (the little boy that sent Stanley to K) and I talk all the time. She is one of my best friends. I imagine the kids in G's class are going to have so much fun reading the letters and looking at the pictures of all of the Flat Stanley's adventures.

I hope everyone had a great weekend.


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