Saturday, June 23, 2012

Flat Me/Flat Stanley Project

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have you ever heard of Flat Stanley?  it's a fun idea that can bring students together from all around the globe.  basically, theydecorate a template and send it to friends, penpals, etc who photograph the Flat Stanley somewhere in their location and then pass him on. 

Flat Stanley started out as a small project, but has grown into a huge online network and has several books based on it.  you can go to FlatStanley.com to learn more.

the postcard exchange that Bear and i participated in through Teach Preschool ended last month.  so i organized a Flat Me Summer Exchange program between myself and some other great bloggers. 

City Girl Gone Coastal
Living at the Whitehead's Zoo
Kindergarten and Preschool for Teachers and Parents
Glittering Muffins
One Artsy Mama-Flat Me: Some Summer Fun
Tiaras and Bowties- Flat Lolly!
Christy's Cuties
Mama's Little Muse
Iowa Farmer's Wife
my life...His Mission

i created a journal for the participants to track their Flat Me's travels.  the owner got to decorate the front cover.  inside were pages for each "host" to write or draw a picture in.

then, Bear decorated the template that we used {not a typical Flat Stanley} one.  he wanted to use fabric, so we got out our scraps.  i pretty much let him have free reign over it because it's his project.  what's the fun in it if i guide him on how to make it?




 once it was done, i glued it onto a manila file folder and cut it out for added stability.  then we packaged it and the journal together and sent it over the Atlantic to Ethan, one of Amanda from City Girl Gone Coastal's son.


i can't wait to share with you the finished project at the end of the summer!

 
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6 comments:

Paula said...

What a neat idea! In the area that I live in, Flat Stanley is a standard experience in the 2nd or 3rd grade. All my sons loved this project!
Kudos to you for finding a way to extend this great learning experience!
Kinda makes me wish I had another little one to do this project with!

Paula said...

Oh, and thank you fo following, I love your blog!!

MaryAnne K said...

SO fun! My kids would love this - maybe we'll participate if there's a repeat next summer :)

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

Love your post and we just love this project! Sweet P is ADORING Alivea and I'm sure she can't wait to get the next one! Thank thank thank you for putting this together! Can't wait to see the end result!

Valerie @ Glittering Muffins said...

Nico loved the figures so much he didn't want to send his or the one he got, back. We had to carry his new friend (C from the Whitehead Zoo) everywhere, lol. They both left in the same envelope today, he was ok with going with C. Thanks for putting this together and introducing us to this project :)

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

WE are having a great time with this Andie. It fit in perfectly for our summer adventures!

Valerie we loved our photos of C. Looked like Nico took such special care of him.

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