My nephew recently sent us Flat Stanley for a visit.   For those of you not acquainted with this guy, here is some background…The Flat Stanley Project began in 1995 in Ontario, Canada, and is based on the book, Flat Stanley, written in 1964 by Jeff Brown.  More info here…

The book is about a boy who is flattened by a bulletin board.  Because Stanley is now flat, he can visit his friends by being mailed in an envelope.  The Flat Stanley project is done within a class, typically kindergarten – 2nd grade.  The students begin by reading the book, and then make paper “Flat Stanley’s” and keep a  journal for a few days, documenting the places and activities in which Flat Stanley is involved.  The Flat Stanley and the journal are mailed to other people who are asked to treat the figure as a visiting guest and add to his journal, then return them both after a period of time.

K was very interested in Flat Stanley, and was excited to show him the city.  We took him into DC last week, and had a great time visiting the touristy places.  Because we did it all on foot, we couldn’t get close to everything- 2-year-olds do not put up with the stroller for very long!  Check out the pictures from our adventure!