I started using Flat Stanley in my classroom last year and it was such a hit that I had to do it again. It's a great activity to help get us through these long winter months....especially since there is no snow in sight which means no snow days anytime soon! :)
I created a Flat Stanley Pack last year that we are using again. It has reading and writing activities along with a Flat Stanley project and a Flat First Grader project. You can visit my post about it from last year here.
I have 2 copies of a Flat Stanley. Each weekend 2 kiddos get to take him home and spend the weekend with him. They take home a parent letter explaining everything and a journal page that they fill out. They write about what fun things they do together and then either attach real pictures or draw pictures of their weekend together.
I've told my kiddos that Flat Stanley is kinda like our class pet. He hangs out with us all week and then goes home with someone on the weekends so he doesn't get lonely. They love this!
We have also made Flat First Graders. Each kiddo has a flat version of themselves which we mail to friends and family across the country.
I have a few kiddos who don't have anyone to send their Flat First Grader to and they're so sad.... :(
It's really easy. Take a few pictures of your adventure and fill out the journal page so we can learn a little about where you live. We have several going to other states so we can learn about places outside of Ohio. We'd love to learn about more states or even other countries!!
All of my Flat First Graders have found a place to visit! Thank you so much for volunteering!! :)
Thank you for making a first grader very happy!! :)