Cumberland Presbyterian Adventure Pal Project
Flat Stanley is the main character in a children’s book in which a boy named Stanley wakes up one day to find that he has been flattened by the bulletin board that hung over his bed. He was flattened to a size that he can now easily fit into an envelope. This begins his adventures as he is mailed by friends and family to many locations and explores and travels the world. The book Flat Stanley, has been used by many classrooms and groups of children as they have created their own Flat characters to take with them on adventures in their community or when they travel away from home, or have mailed them to family members who live in other places. Wherever the Flat character ends up, pictures are taken to document the adventures and stories are written to explain more about the location or activities that the Flat character is participating in. This activity becomes a tool to teach many topics and skills including geography, communication, writing skills, and group building. And, it’s a lot of fun!
In June and July of 2018, Cumberland Presbyterian children are invited to join in a similar project called the
CP Adventure Pal Project. Children in the Cumberland Presbyterian church can create a CP Adventure Pal and take the pal with them as they travel and participate in summer church activities. Their CP Pal could go to church camp, vacation Bible school, church picnics, mission trips, or any where you find a group of Cumberland Presbyterian children.
Follow the steps below to participate in the CP Adventure Pal Project.
How to create your own CP Adventure Pal:
- Click on this link to get your copy of the CP Adventure Pal. (Coming very soon.)
- Print the CP Pal onto paper or heavy card stock and personalize and decorate it for the summer activities ahead.
- This project can be done by an individual child or by a group of children from a Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The child or group of children are invited to take the CP Adventure Pal with them as they attend church activities during the months of June and July and document their adventures by taking pictures and writing stories about their CP Pal.
- Please get permission from a parent/guardian to take pictures of the children. If it is not possible to get permission, make pictures of CP Pal only and let the children contribute by writing about what the CP Pal is doing at the church activities.
- Share the CP Adventure Pal pictures and stories on the Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Ministries Facebook page.
- Another way to share this project is by printing the pictures and putting them on a bulletin board at your church.
- Contact Jodi Rush, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to share CP Adventure Pal photos and stories.
Let the adventures begin!