Have you ever heard of the Flat Stanley books by Jeff Brown? I know I've heard the name but I've never read them ... but while we were at a hockey tournament this weekend, one of my son Brayden's friends had a "flat-Stanley" of himself (ie: a "Flat-Caiden" since his name is Caiden) that he had made and colored to be like himself. He was taking photos of him at the pool, the hot tub, at the hockey tournament etc. Apparently "Flat Caiden" had just spent 2 weeks with Caiden's grandma & grandpa in Northern Minnesota, visiting the iron ore mines, snowmobiling, ice skating etc. after being mailed to them and they were reunited poolside when they all met up for the hockey tournament. After looking more into this there are tons of Flat Stanley adventure books out there! Who knew?!
SO ... I was thinking that we might make a Flat Brayden, Easton and Nolan with the boys and have them send them on an adventure of their own. If anyone would be interested in receiving these flat boys and taking a digital photo of them to send back of their adventures while on the road, let me know. I just thought this was such a COOL idea to teach kids about taking adventures, different places in the world/U.S., the mail system and writing letters, as well as differences that we all have (apparently Stanley used to be a regular boy who was flattened like a pancake and had to adapt to being different which actually has many strengths! One of which is being able to go through the mail on adventures.) Leave me a comment if you'd be interested in hosting one of our flat boys for an adventure or two. We'd love to host in return as well. If you're interested in doing this check this website out. And this one too! For a Flat Stanley template click at the bottom of the text on the first website I listed. It will direct you to the official website and from there you can link to the free template. Very sweet. I can't wait to make ours!
I'm a freelance graphic designer and an artist ... but my current professional title is M.O.M. I am blessed daily by being a wife to an incredible man and a mom to three wonderful boys. I love to sew and would love to create something special for you.