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I had my students send their Flat Stanleys to a relative (preferably the one who lived farthest away, or in an interesting place). We wrote letters explaining the project, and sent SASEs along with Stanley so that he could be sent back along with pictures, maps, letters, etc. We received some very interesting things and learned so much about our country and our world. Stanley was pictured with Santa, Yoda, riding a camel, making dinner, riding a roller coaster in the West Edmonton Mall, etc. One recipient even created a website for our Stanley.
We mapped where Stanley went, calculated how far he had travelled (the equivalent of 3 trips around the world...), and graphed the countries he visited.
Once we were finished, we wrote thank you letters to his "host" and gave them a copy of the information we gathered.
My kids loved this project and insisted that I read the rest of the Stanley books...there are quite a few.
Hope your project is a great success! If you would like, I can e-mail you the letters we sent along with Stanley. Unfortunately, my Stanley template is a photocopy.
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