My cousin Jennie’s daughter sent me Flat Stanley, a project for her second-grade class. There is a book of the same name in which a boy is flattened under a bulletin board and then, because he is flat, sent all around the world in an envelope to explore it. I was really excited to “host” him! I went online and couldn’t find a lot of examples, so I’m going to post the whole book in hopes that it will help other Flay Stanley foster families. 🙂 I took him around with me for almost two months.
My advice: make several copies of Stanley as he gets pretty abused along the way. I had four Stanleys. 🙂 Buy a composition book to make the journal. I wrapped mine with a “recycled” map of California. Make yourself a kit for Stanley: place him in a sandwich bag along with a roll of scotch tape. That way he can be stuck to things. He will move quite a bit in the wind, so tape can help him stick to your hand also.
Souvenirs include a t-shirt from Orange (my city), sticker and keychains from the area, keychains from Disneyland, a bottle of beach sand, and California license plate with her name on it.
I added an article about the big earthquake we had the night I packaged this all up, then added tissue and some air packs, making Stanley a comfortable bed for his return trip.
I hope Isabella likes it! I think Stanley had fun. 🙂