Look at the family fun we have!Families had a great time at one of our Family Fun Day’s called Where is Stanley at the Museum? Melding ideas and activities from two well-known children’s book series, Where’s Waldo? and Flat Stanley, kids first set out to find the Stanleys hidden throughout the Center of the West… Where is Stanley hiding in these two photographs? Click each image to get a closer view! Once the kids found Stanley, story prompts helped them let their creativity run free!
Here are a few highlights:
Kids finished this story in the Plains Indian Museum:
Traveling with the Tsistsistas is hard work! They walk for many miles each day. Stanley’s short legs have a hard time keeping pace, so he rides on the travois with the supplies. Stanley does not want to be left behind. In the front, the scout leads the way to the new summer camp, close to buffalo herds and fresh water. In the distance, his sharp eyes see…Ethan Thomasson finished the story this way: “…many a buffalo running across the prairie, the prairie wolves sharp on their heels.”
Kids filled in the blanks to finish a story in the Buffalo Bill Museum:
By Ethan Thomasson:It is the middle of nowhere , and Stanley has been out scouting on the prairie with his idol, Buffalo Bill. Stanley gets off his horse to get a sip of water, when he suddenly finds himself surrounded by wolves . A little afraid, Stanley hides in a prairie dog hole . He can see Buffalo Bill, and tries to get his attention by firing his gun but Buffalo Bill does not notice because he is looking at a grizzly in the distance . Suddenly Stanley hears a roar and he decides it is time to run .
By William Law:It is the middle of nowhere , and Stanley has been out scouting on the prairie with his idol, Buffalo Bill. Stanley gets off his horse to get a sip of water, when he suddenly finds himself surrounded by robbers . A little afraid, Stanley hides in a tree . He can see Buffalo Bill, and tries to get his attention by shooting but Buffalo Bill does not notice because he is looking at the robbers . Suddenly Stanley hears “ahhhhhh” and he decides it is time to kill .
Kids tried their hand at writing and drawing a comic strip:The hunt took families to the Draper Natural History Museum where kids got a partially completed storyboard that they finished drawing and captioning. What kind of trouble do you think Stanley is getting into here? Click the image to find out the rest of this story by a participant named Johnathon!
Now it’s your turn!
Click here to open your very own storyboard. Print it out and finish the story of Stanley’s adventures!