Saturday, January 25, 2014

Terry T-Rex and his travels!

The package that came home with Terry  T-Rex
from Tennessee
Hey guess what?? Do you know what a flat traveler is?  Well let me tell you a little about it.  There is a set of books called Flat Stanley and the books are about a little boy who gets flattened and decides to mail himself across the country.  So here came the idea that someone had to do just that. Let kids make Flat Stanley's and mail them to friends that would take them on adventures around the world.  And this is where we come in at.

What our Journal looks like. It has 2 pages
that the host family tells facts about their state,
and 8 pages to tell of their adventure's with Terry. 
We have been participating in a group that supports Flat Travelers and connects them with new friends to mail them to. Since I am pre-schooling my son, we made a flat traveler.  His name is Terry T- Rex, and he is a baby tyrannosaurus dinosaur. Since my son loves dinosaurs this fit perfect.  We made a journal to send along to the host family with information about Terry T-Rex and we send a introduction letter with our beliefs in where the dinosaurs come in at in the bible.  The host family fills out the journal by telling us about their state and by telling us what they have done with Terry each day to make his visit fun.  They send back the flat dino and the journal to us along with whatever else they want to send back to us as far as learning materials goes.  They exchange picture of the dino doing things with them.  I am going to be putting a scrapbook together about each travel for my son.  Its not only fun but a learning experience because we can go and learn about the different things each family does with our dino.  So far our Terry has went to Tennessee, Michigan, and Georgia.  He stays for 8 days and comes home. I am very thankful to those host families for participating.

Terry with a picture of the fort in Tennessee.
Terry at the state park that the
host family took him to in
Tennessee.


 
I have yet to host a flat traveler, but I am waiting for someone to ask us too. Below is some pictures. Enjoy and I hope you become interested in doing that with your family.  If so just ask and I will point you in the right direction to finding out how.


In Michigan at the Rain Forest Cafe

With Tracy Tree in Michigan

 My prayer is that this post will bless someone and encourage you to do something fun with your children.  Help them to learn about other places by making it fun. God Bless!!

Peggy McCoyle
SAHWM and Homeschool Supporter









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