Think back to your elementary school days, do you remember "Flat Stanley"? For those of you who do not know what I am talking about, the purpose of the Flat Stanley Project was to send a paper "Flat Stanley" to other children around the country (or world) while encouraging writing and creativity. The child would write a story about Stanley's adventures while journeying to the location in which he is being sent.
Well, here is a fun "Flat Stanley" project (with a twist!)that you can do with your family or as a group project for with your school, church, office, or simply do it on your own. while teaching them the importance for helping others that are less fortunate than them - It's called "Flat Monkey"!
The Flat Monkey Story
How did Monkey get flat, anyway?
Monkey was sad. He had heard about a place in the United States called Appalachia. It is the poorest area of the U.S. Many people there don’t have food regularly for their family. Some don’t even running water or a house!
Monkey wanted to help the people in Appalachia, but he didn’t know how. As he walked around one day, scratching his head and thinking about how he could help, he looked up at the banana tree. “That’s it!” Monkey thought. “I’ll send them bananas to help!”
Monkey climbed the banana tree and reached waaaay over to pick bananas. As he was leaning, he heard a loud crack and realized that the banana tree was breaking. As Monkey fell to the ground, the big banana tree fell smack! right on top of him!
As Monkey wriggled out from under the tree, he noticed something unusual: the tree had smashed him and one of his bananas flat as a piece of paper! It was then that Monkey had a great idea! He realized how he could help the people of Appalachia. He would mail himself around the United States, telling people about Appalachia and asking for donations to help! What a great idea!
Flat Monkey is here today to ask you to help the poorest people in the U.S. Will you?
Get started today! Click HERE to find out how to start your own Flat Monkey.
Each Flat Monkey is fueled by donations. If you receive the Flat Monkey, you make an online donation (in any amount) and then physically mail your flat monkey to the next person. If the flat monkey was registered, everyone in their group can track it on the Flat Monkey Map!
Still confused? Check out the Flat Monkey FAQS page.
Will you start a Flat Monkey? If you can't give financially, send one off anyway! He may reach someone who can! ;-)