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Flat Stanley

Meet our house guest, Flat Stanley.  He has been with us a couple of days and leaves for London tomorrow.  During his short stay, he has seen Yousef and Noor in traditional Kuwaiti clothes, sampled (the aroma of) Kuwaiti food, driven around in 48°C heat for sightseeing, and even found time for the beach.

We received the letter below along with Stanley from friends in London.  Their daughter is four years old.  

Dear Parents,

In order to encourage the children's interest in Geography, we have introduced 'Flat Stanley' (a little boy who was flattened by a notice board.  This proves to be very useful as he can go on holiday to visit his friends in an envelope!).

Please can you send the enclosed Flat Stanley to family or friends abroad?  Hopefully he will return before the end of the term with lots of information, pictures and postcards about where he has been and the adventures he has had!

In this way we hope to build up a collection of items for our classroom, which the children can enjoy together.

Thank you for your help. 

This is what I call creative learning!

Reader Comments (19)

this is so wonderful! a lovely idea! a great one! sure stanley wouldve had a great stay, albeit a scorching hot one! :)

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteronlooker

Loved the idea!

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterC2B

lol very cute i love the idea !!

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter:::ShoSho:::

don't forget to give him some pocket money before you send him back ;-)

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdrenaline

Very nice shots and interesting idea!

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

Very cool!
It's like a new twist on pen pals!

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereleventh.st

It was too hot... but he's made of paper :)

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thank you! We sent some Kuwaiti notes :)

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef


great school !!

June 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterQ80 BOY


June 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersadia


June 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercasttro

Flat Stanley was one of our son's favorite books. Honestly, it always gave me the creeps, a little, based on how he became flat, but the books were sweet and funny.

Good for you, for making the project so much fun for the whole family!

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterintlxpatr

So did we.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Very original!

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thanks :)

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef


June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

I think it's one of the best in England.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

:) it is a little creepy... That and the fact that there are many 'versions' of him traveling the world simultaneously!

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

I love this idea!! Hopefully more people will create similar projects to help our future generation learn about other cultures around the world.

Cheers, Elaine

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterelaine

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