Puzzles and Games

by Marian M. Miner


Paper Sculpture Flower

Cut circles from colored paper. Alternate two or three contrasting colors. Cut fringe on outer edges. Use the flat part of the scissors to scrape the edges to make the fringe curl. Glue circles together or fasten with a brad. Add leaves as desired.

If I Had

Choose word from the columns [below] that fit the proper animals. Be sure each of the four-line verses rhyme.

Be careful! There are extra words in the list.

If I had a mouse,
I’d feed him _____.
If I had a parrot,
He’d say _____.
If I had a monkey,
I’d teach him _____.
If I had a hen,
She’d hatch seven _____.
If I had a lamb,
We’d play all _____.
If I had a horse,
I’d choose dapple _____.
If I had a donkey,
I’d hear him _____.
If I had a deer,
He’d pull my red _____.
If I had a cat,
She’d softly _____.
If I had a rabbit,
I’d stroke his white _____.
If I had a camel,
I’d ride his _____.
If I had a kangaroo,
I’d measure his _____.
If I had all these,
I’d have a _____.
And
If I had a zoo,
I’d invite _____.

jump

sticks

purr

fur

chicks

stir

day

peas

zoo

you

sleigh

play

bump

moo

tricks

wagon

hump

bray

gray

meow

cheese

ease

pretty please

Frilly Flower Cups

Materials needed are: crepe paper, aluminum foil, and a bottle cap from a pop bottle.

Take the cork liner from inside the bottle cap and cover both liner and cap with aluminum foil.

Next cut three layers of crepe pater in the outline of a pretty flower. You could use three different shades of colored crepe paper or even have the bottom layer green to look like a leaf.

With the flower layers on top of one another, center them between the covered bottle cap and the liner. Press the liner back into the cap, securing the flower petals between the two.

Carefully pull and stretch the crepe paper flower petals to form a cup. Place nuts or candy in the center of each flower.