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Educational Toy - Flat Stanley Visits California

Updated on October 19, 2014

Aunt Linda & Flat Stanley Selfie

Flat Stanley Comes To Visit

Flat Stanley is an educational geography toy. And Flat Stanley is also a friend of my niece, Emily. Emily lives in Ohio and I live in California. I was at Emily's house last Thanksgiving; so I was very happy that Emily sent Flat Stanley to visit me. We had so much fun!

We played hide and seek as soon as Flat Stanley arrived. He is so good at it - I never could find him! He played with my dog, Jackson Blue, and my two cats, Tigey and Trouble. He saw a skunk too! It was hiding in my back yard; but no one got sprayed.

Essentially, Flat Stanley is a paper doll that is mailed hither and yon to teach the little ones geography. Wonderful idea and fun too!

Ok then.

Emily, Flat Stanley's friend in Ohio

Emily, Flat Stanley's friend in Ohio
Emily, Flat Stanley's friend in Ohio

Where are you, Flat Stanley?

Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure!

Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure!
Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure!

This is the first time Flat Stanley appears in public. You go, Flat Stan!


Coyote Alert In San Francisco

Fairview Elementary School

Sherwood, Ohio

Emily and Flat Stanley are students at Fairview Elementary School. Fairview Elementary is in Sherwood, Ohio.

Here is a picture of Flat Stanley on the nature trail, looking for coyotes. We did not find any coyotes, but we had fun looking for them.

This sign is in San Francisco at Lincoln Park.

Flat Stanley And The Haunted House

Trees Please!


Flat Stanley, Traveling Boy

Flat Stanley had lots of fun in California and I had fun with him. We went hiking, rock climbing, and saw redwood trees, the biggest trees in the world.

The weather was warm and we stayed outside as much as possible, just enjoying nature.

Click on the photo to read Trees Please.

Flat Stanley's Trip - From Ohio to California

This is very far away, almost across the whole country, 2,298 miles. It would take 34 hours to drive this distance, with very short stops.

show route and directions
A markerAunt Linda's house -
Vallejo, Ca
get directions

B markerFairview Elemetary School -
get directions

Flat Stanley with Tigey


Flowers For Fairies

Stanley with the Stone Angel
Stanley with the Stone Angel | Source

A Swell Trip

We played, we laughed, and we had a lot of fun. Flat Stanley really loves California.

Here is a picture of Flat Stanley and a Stone Angel.

Stanley is a sweet boy and he really likes to get his picture taken.

Come back soon, Flat Stanley!

© 2012 Linda Hahn

Tell Flat Stanley Where You Are - Or Say Hi!

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      Round about Seattle, in the great Pacific Northwest. Send Stanley around.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      wow. suddenly he is in california

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      Hmm? Flat Stanly hasn't passed by my home yet.

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      marsha32 4 years ago

      I always have wanted to get in on a Flat Stanley but never figured out how to get on any list anywhere :(

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      Nathalie Roy 5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Maybe Flat Stanley would like to come to Paris? He'll eat very well here and learn a thing or two about France :)

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      poppy mercer 5 years ago from London

      Flat Stanley hasn't made it to the UK sadly...such a great idea, and good fun.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi, I am in New York city, New York, USA. IT would have been a blast...1

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Great idea

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      Well, Flat Stanley, I am in The Columbus, Ohio area! A shame I did not get to meet you while you were in the Buckeye State!

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Delightful! We love Flat Stanley! Stanley, I am in South Carolina, USA!

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      jballs6 5 years ago

      Great Idea, my son's girlfriend work for a playgroup and she is presently in mexico with their teddy (forgot name) having a vacation. A brilliant and innovative way to teach geography. I'm in Suffolk UK

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      This is such a creative, cute and fun lens!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      California is a great place to go visit, I like to go to Disneyland the best.

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      pcgamehardware 5 years ago

      Hello Flat Stanley, From the Blue Grass state. I hope you had a great trip to California. :)

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      Hey Stanley - I'm in Oxford, London! But I used to live in Columbus, Ohio! O-H...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi, Flat Stanley! Greetings from Alabama. Y'all take care, now, ya hear?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hello from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan! Bring a coat if you come up here, Flat Stanley, cuz it's COLD here today!

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      bossypants 5 years ago

      Do you like cheese and milk, Flat Stanley? Greeting form America's Dairyland!

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      How fun!

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Aloha Flat Stanley! :)

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      Coreena Jolene 5 years ago

      We did Flat Stanley with our grand daughters for their school project. One Stanley went to the LA Zoo. The other Stanley went camping with us. The kids seem to really enjoy this kind of project.