Hi everyone! I'm taking volunteers for those who would like to participate in my daughter's Flat Stanley project. If you have kids, especially younger ones, chances are all you moms out there have heard of the national F.S. project or perhaps your child has/is participating in it now. Great! For those who don't know about F.S., its a children's book written by Jeff Brown, titled Flat Stanley. Its about a boy who gets accidentally squashed "flat as a pancake" & while he's really flat, he's perfectly fine. Since his family doesn't have enough money to send him on a trip to visit a friend, because he's so flat, they decide to fold him up & mail him off instead. The story goes on to tell how Stanley discovers the advantages of being *flat*. Its a really cute story. Anyways, my daughter's Kindergarten class are now making their own *Flat Stanley's* & as a class project everyone has to mail them off to as many people as they'd like, family & friends all around the world. The idea is that you treat Stanley as your guest for a day & then send him back to me with a short note describing Stanley's *adventures* while he was in your care. Many people send back postcards describing the cities they live in, etc, souvenirs & pictures of Stanley on his adventures. This has been an on going project that many many schools have participated in all across the country. Here is the official website for those who'd like to check it out so you know I'm not some crazy person. I'm just a mom trying to make this project super fun for my child. www.flatstanley.com Her class will also be going on a fieldtrip to see the Flat Stanley musical. I'm sorry this is so long. Now for those of you who'd like to invite Stanley to come spend a day with you at your home, job, etc please just pm me with your address & tell me what you plan for Stanley to do while he's in your care. I will prompylt mail him off to you & send along a self addressed stamped envelope as well for you to mail him back home no cost to you. Our Stanley has already visited our local chicken hatchery, my father's farm down on the Gulf, a 1st grade classroom from a relative who teaches in another state, he's been on a hiking trip thru Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, etc. It would be neat if he could go to...say any kind of animal farm or if you think your job is interesting then take him to work. Please take a few pics & email them to me & don't forget to write details about Stanley's visit. My daughter will pick out all her favorite replies & make a posterboard for school as show & tell. So your pics, postcards, etc could end up being an exciting learning experience for a SW Missouri Kindergarten class! Thanks everyone! PM me if you have any questions! Sorry so long.