Who is Flat Stanley and where in the World is he?

yr-1-flat-stanley-nov-2016-1Stanley is a book character boy who lives with his Mum, Dad and his brother Arthur. He went to bed one night and whilst he was asleep a bulletin board fell and squashed him flat!

After visiting the doctor for a checkup, amazing things start to happen to Stanley. He is flown like a kite by his brother, he goes down a drain to rescue his mum’s ring and he gets to help the police catch two dangerous art thieves, he even gets mailed to California for a vacation.

Year 1 thought it would be fun to send their own Flat Stanley’s on vacation too. We thought this would be a really fun way to learn about lots of different countries. Right now Flat Stanley can be found in the Year 1 classroom, he is looking at the world map and checking out where in the world he is going on vacation. All the children in Year 1 have chosen a friend or relative to mail their own Stanley’s to and we are excited to find out where they are all going. So far, we have Hungary, Canada, India, USA and England on our list. We are hoping to ask Mrs. Yorka to help us send Stanley to Chile.

The Year 1 class are excited to learn about the countries he will be visiting. We hope to make a big class book to show what we have learned. Watch this space to find out more about Stanley’s adventures over the next few months

This is one of our Year 1s who took her Flat Stanley with her on holiday to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and the Epcot Centre.


Amazingly, they also met another lady who had a Flat Stanley with her!








A Canadian teacher, Dale Hubert began the Flat Stanley Project in Ontario, Canada. He had the great idea of having children create their own Flat Stanley’s and mailing them to friends and family around the globe, in order to create meaningful literacy and geography activities for kids and get them excited to learn and write about Stanley’s adventures in a variety of countries. Jeff Brown, author of the original book, Flat Stanley, was delighted with the Flat Stanley Project. Although Flat Stanley looks like a young boy, he is actually more than 50 years old as this story was written in 1964! Since then, Flat Stanley has become quite famous and many more stories have been written about his worldwide adventures which you can learn about at www.flatstanleybooks.com

Today, the Flat Stanley Project is a global literacy activity that engages hundreds of thousands of children on a daily basis. Can you believe that the project involves more than 6000 schools registered in 88 countries around the globe!



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