The Original Flat Stanley Project

“Kids- if YOU keep your sense of humor, and reach out to other kids in ALL the world, and get them to reach out to you in their own way, there may be a human race here in another 100 years!”

- Pete Seeger, written to Dale Hubert on the back of his Flat Stanley
Copyright © 1995 - 2015 by Dale Hubert
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Created way back in 1995 by Dale Hubert, M. Ed.

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How the Flat Stanley Project Works

One of the reasons the Flat Stanley Project has become the longest-lasting literacy project on the web is due to the simplicity of the concept. Kids send a flat visitor to a school, a celebrity, a family member, a politician or anyone of interest and the recipient returns the little flat guy along with a completed journal and perhaps some souvenirs such as post cards, photos, or special items.

Sample Cover Letter from Students     Sample Cover Letter from Teachers

Sample Journal (PDF Download)

To arrange exchanges you can add your name to the List of Participants either as a classroom or a homeschooler. Those on the List will have access to others on the List so you can make contact and arrange exchanges. Alternatively, you can arrange your own contacts.

The site offers flat character templates that you can use or you can create your own. The site also offers a free blog account where you can add your own text and images for the world to see.
Say Some More AAC, the iPad communication app that provides a voice for those who can't speak for themselves.
Ideal for kids on the autism spectrum and with developmental delays.

"The best, most affordable voice output app I've used in years!"

K. Murphy, ECSE Speech/Language Clinician
Antarctica visit 2014 Flat Stanley in Antarctica Flat Stanley visits Antarctica
Visiting a Castle - Flatman of the Guard Narrowboating in Scotland A Scottish police officer
President Obama has been a great supporter of the Flat Stanley Project At the Pyramids in Egypt Flat Stanley and the Riddle of the Sphinx
The Egyptian Museum Egyptian Kids Amethyst rock in Nunavut, Canada
Traditional Inuit heater and light Ancient Inuit soapstone box Inuit kayak in Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut
Musician Christine Lavin Singer and songwriter Tom Paxton Snowdonia
Jessica and Eric - Flat Stanley helped Eric propose! Dale Hubert, creator of the Flat Stanley Project with a red-tail hawk Catherine Ellis, TV reporter and celebrity
In the Aegean Sea Colin Powell In Afghanistan
Regis and Flat Stanley Bill Clinton and Flat Stanley On tour in Baghdad
Baghdad Noah Wyle With Ali and the ancient step pyramid
Careful! Toad crossing in Wales Flat Stanley and Clay On the top of Mount Everest!
American Idol Buzz Aldrin and Flat Stanley Bill Nye studying the science of flatness
Governor Schwarzenneger Scuba Stanley Clint Eastwood
First Lady of Arkansas, Ginger Beebe, a valued Flat Stanley supporter The Governor wants to pump him up! Musician and all-round great person, David Bradstreet
This is how deep the water was in the great flood of 1937 in London, Ontario Brandon Routh Jack Hanna
Bronx Zoo Caryl Stern, CEO of UNICEF