Puzzles and Games

by Marian M. Miner


[Riddles]

Why does the moon go to the bank? To change quarters.

Which stars should be subject to the game laws? Shooting stars.

What ant lives in a house? Occupant.

What is worse than a giraffe with a sore throat? A centipede with sore feet.

Straw-Blowing Pictures

Before beginning your pictures, be sure you have on old clothes. Cover the floor and working area with newspapers.

Drop blobs or spots of watercolor, poster paints, or colored ink on a sheet of paper.

Then, blowing through a drinking straw, push the paint in spidery lines. Be sure to blow until all the paint is used. Do one blob of color at a time and blow quickly before the paint dries. You will want to make several pictures.

Baby Bird Maze

Help baby bird get back to his nest. Which line should he follow?

If I Were in Nursery Rhyme Land

This is a double puzzle. First there are some verses for you to rhyme. The words to fit the blank spaces are in the column [below]. There are extra words, so be careful. Second, different nursery rhymes are mentioned in these verses. Can you identify and say each one?

If I were the King
With the merry old _____,
I’d buy Simple Simon
A new fishing _____.
If I were Jack Horner
And had a plum _____,
I’d call Jack-a-Dandy
To see if he’d _____.
If I were a blackbird
That sat on a _____,
I’d not miss that tumble
Of poor Jack and _____.
If I were Down Dilly
And wore a green _____,
I’d ride a Cock Horse
To Banbury _____.
If I were the piggie
That had some roast _____,
I’d give Mother Hubbard
And her dog _____.
If I were the fair queen
Who ate honeyed _____,
I’d not be the Heart Queen
Who made tarts so _____.

night

bread

shoe

Jill

hill

red

sky

pole

belief

relief

pie

day

town

gown

wife

soul

beef

buy