Flat Stanley Project

Dear 2nd Grade Families,

We recently finished reading the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. In the story, Stanley, the main character, is flattened by a bulletin board that falls on top of him while he is sleeping. Luckily, he isn’t hurt, just flattened. Later in the story, Flat Stanley wanted to visit some friends in California, so his parents folded him up, put him in an envelope, and mailed him to California. After a nice visit, his friends sent him back to his family.

Please help your child color, decorate, and cut out their Flat Stanley project!

  • You have 2 options: Please mail Flat Stanley (BY NEXT WEEK!), along with the attached letter, to a friend or relative that lives some distance away from the Bay Area. Each student is required to return Flat Stanley on Monday, January 27th, 2020. Please choose a friend or relative who would be a good host by showing Flat Stanley around their town or city and taking Flat Stanley to local areas of interest. Have Stanley’s host write in the journal where Stanley went and what they did together. They can take pictures and send back souvenirs. After his visit, your friend or relative will need to send Flat Stanley back to you so your student can bring it to school and tell us about Stanley’s visit.
  • If you and your family plan on doing fun things over Winter Break, you can take Stanley on your own adventure! Write in the journal about where Stanley goes and what you do together. Take photos and collect souvenirs and add them to the journal. Return to school on Monday, January 14th.

We would like to have all of the Flat Stanleys returned to Stonebrae by Monday, January 27th, 2020 where your child will present their project to the class. We are looking forward to learning about all of the places that our Flat Stanleys travel!

Thank you in advance!
Stonebrae 2nd Grade Teachers


If you’ve lost the assignment sheets, you can download them here:


Flat Stanley Template 20

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