Who is Flat Stanley?

And what is the Flat Stanley Project? Many of you are unaware of who Flat Stanley is and why he visits different parts of the world. Click on this link to get more information Flat Stanley. Some elementary school teachers have their students color and cut out a flat figure of Stanley. They then choose victims willing participants to send him to and ask for the willing participants to take Stanley around with them and document interesting sights in their locale. When it’s time to send him back you include information, history, photos of where Stanley has been. Laura and I had a lot of fun with Flat Stanley. He will have a few more adventures with Josh and Laura before he gets sent back to Skylar, our Grandniece in New York.




We took Flat Stanley to see the beautiful blooming cherry blossoms on these great trees in the Quad at the University of Washington.

Many more photos from the Cherry Blossoms at the University of Washington’s Quad will be in my next post.

We are home again and getting ready to attack our Spring clean up on our acreage. All the snow has melted off our property revealing all the work that needs to be done. I hope to catch up on visits to your blogs in the next several days.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Who is Flat Stanley?

  1. When I was a substitute teacher’s aide, I got to work at a school library one day. One of the teachers encouraged her students to take Flat Stanley on vacation with them during the summer. She stapled their photos on the wall of the library and their stories about their Flat Stanley experience. I had an artist draw her rendition of a native american Flat Stanley, for me, years ago.

  2. I can’t believe I have never heard of Flat Stanley. What a great idea! It reminds me of something similar I saw with a garden gnome.

    Beautiful cherry blossoms! Breathtaking.

  3. Flat Stanley came to us from Virginia – in the mail – and we took him to a number of places, including Stanley Park, in Vancouver! It was fun to have my friend’s son find out that there was such a park!

  4. Love the idea of Flat Stanley. In Jersey when I was teaching the children took it in turns to take a small bear home and photograph his travels. I remember bringing him to the Rockies and making a jumper for him while he was there. Happy memories. Love the blossom tree. B x

  5. Here in the UK the young children have turns in taking a toy – a cuddly school mascot or a teddy bear – on holiday with them. The photos would then be shared with the class. It was fun and a good learning experience. The blossom is beautiful.

  6. That flat guy sure gets around. How lucky he was to see those breath taking cherry blossoms – WOW! SO beautiful. I know what you mean about seeing what needs to be done outside when the snow melts – eek!

  7. Thank you for letting me know who Flat Stanley is, Ellen, I think this is a wonderful project! My those cherry blossoms are so beautiful,, have a blessed day.
    Sue

  8. Cyndi and Jeff (daughter and SIL) fostered for quite a while and one of their girls did this project when Bill and I were traveling full time. Her teacher had each student be their own ‘flat Stanley” … coloring and cutting out a self portrait. We had fun taking her image to places in North Carolina and Tennessee where we were during the weeks she traveled with us. And Cyndi said her foster-daughter got lots of great feedback … we were always honored to be foster grandparents whether near the real live children or traveling with their flat images!

  9. Flat Stanley!! I haven’t thought of him in a long time! If I remember right, one of our girls had that project. The time I remember the most though is a friend from high school mailed him here from San Diego because her youngest son was doing the project, and asked us to take him around Seattle. We took him to the Seattle Art Museum and a Mariners game, then sent back the pictures with Flat Stanley. What fun memories!

  10. LOVE the idea of Flat Stanley! How fun for both the participants and kids! I’ll have to check out the link and learn more about it. Beautiful, beautiful spring blossoms–loved your pix🌷
    Peace, Aimee

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