Puzzles and Games

by Marian M. Miner

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    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.