Fun ’n Friendsy

by Julia Cook


Turkey Shoot

You will need: an empty cereal or shoe box, scissors, felt-tipped pen or crayons, and five marbles.

Cut three openings about one-inch square on bottom of one side. Draw three turkeys over one opening, two turkeys over another opening and one turkey over the middle opening (see illustration).

Shoot the turkeys by rolling marbles into the openings in the box. Each player sits about six feet away from the box and has five turns. Keep score by counting the number of turkeys above the openings into which the marbles roll. The player with the most points wins the game.

Turkeys and Pilgrims

One player is the turkey and stands in the center of the circle, and the other players are Pilgrims and form the circle. They have a big soft ball or an old pillow. The Pilgrims try to hit the turkey with the ball, and the turkey dodges and runs to keep from being hit. The first Pilgrim to hit the turkey trades places with the turkey, and the game continues.

A Word Search

By adding the correct letters in the blanks, you will be able to make a new word for each clue.

1. Cow in a boat

__ cow

2. Light in a snub

__ light

3. Tree in an avenue

__ tree __

4. Horn in a sticker

__ horn

5. Rain in a gutter

__ rain

6. Map in a tree

map __ __

7. Dish in a vegetable

__ __ dish

8. Pin in a whirl

__ pin

9. Oil in the ground

__ oil

10. Trap in leather

__ trap

Answers:

(1) scow, (2) slight, (3) street, (4) thorn, (5) drain, (6) maple, (7) radish, (8) spin, (9) soil, (10) strap.

A Relative Puzzle

Complete the following statements by writing the correct answer in the proper blanks.

1. Your father’s wife is your __ __ __ __ __ __.

2. Your mother’s father is called your __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __.

3. Your sister’s mother’s mother is called your __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __.

4. Your father’s sister is called your __ __ __ __.

5. Your father’s mother’s son’s daughter would be called her __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __.

6. Your mother’s sister-in-law’s husband is called your __ __ __ __ __.

7. A boy child (not yourself) born to your mother is called your __ __ __ __ __ __ __.

8. Your father’s son’s daughter would be your __ __ __ __ __.

9. A child born to your uncle’s wife is your __ __ __ __ __ __.

10. Your mother’s son’s (not yourself) daughter’s brother would be your __ __ __ __ __ __.

11. Your grandmother’s husband’s daughter’s son would be called her __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __.

12. Your brother’s grandfather’s son who is married to your mother is called your __ __ __ __ __ __.

13. Your father’s wife’s daughter would be your __ __ __ __ __ __.

Answers:

(1) mother, (2) grandfather, (3) grandmother, (4) aunt, (5) granddaughter, (6) uncle, (7) brother, (8) niece, (9) cousin, (10) nephew, (11) grandson, (12) father, (13) sister.

Amazing Mazes

In the early 1800’s the New England settlers loved “maze games.” Some mazes were marked on paper, while others were carved into pieces of wood. But the mazes that were the most intriguing were those laid out on a field. Lines for these were formed by plowing furrows in the soil. If the puzzle were difficult, or plowing the soil would spoil a good hayfield the maze was constructed with small bundles (sheaves) of wheat laid end to end. Of course these couldn’t be traced with a pencil or finger; so people had to walk through these puzzles, many of which were eighty or one hundred feet across.

Some mazes were not really puzzles, but were one continuous path that twisted and turned until it ended in the bower or center of the maze. The real puzzlers had several entrances and many dead ends.

Why don’t you construct a maze game of your own! The lines could be made very easily on your lawn with yarn or string. You might even make a giant-sized maze on a playground or tennis court with a piece of chalk. In the fall, leaves could be raked into lines and patterns. A snow maze could also be formed in winter by stamping out the lines of a puzzle maze in fresh snow.

What Do You Know about Food?

Draw a line from the name of the food to its correct description:

1. Shish kebab

A. An animal in Tibet that furnishes milk to drink

2. Pizza

B. A bread made in Germany from dark flour.

3. Blubber

C. A dish made in Italy of cheese and tomato baked on a pie crust and topped with sausage and other foods.

4. Yak

D. An Armenian dish of lamb, tomatoes, peppers, and onion cooked together on a skewer.

5. Pumpernickel

E. Fat from seals, walruses, and whales, eaten by Eskimos.

Circle the correct answer:

1. Edible oysters produce (valuable pearls) (worthless pearls) (no pearls).

2. Ice cream was first made in (France) (Italy) (Austria).

3. Chine is (a Mexican herb) (a cut of meat) (a type of macaroni).

4. Octopus flesh is a favorite dish of the (Polynesians) (Japanese) (Chinese).

5. Bananas grow on a (vine) (tree) (plant that is not a tree).

What part of the vegetable do we eat? Draw a line from the vegetable to the part eaten. Some parts will be used more than once.

1. Asparagus

a. leaves

2. Potato

b. roots

3. Celery

c. bulbs

4. Onions

d. stalks

5. Cauliflower

e. flowers

6. Beets

f. stems

7. Carrots

g. tuber

8. Cabbage

 

9. Lettuce

 

10. Spinach

 

Answers:

(1) D, (2) C, (3) E, (4) A, (5) B. (1) valuable pearls, (2) Italy, (3) a cut of meat, (4) Chinese, (5) plant that is not a tree. (1) f, (2) g, (3) d, (4) c, (5) e, (6) b, (7) b, (8) a, (9) a, (10) a.

Book and People Puzzle

Across the top of this puzzle you will find twelve blanks. The name of a wonderful volume containing fifteen separate books fills in these blanks. If you know the name of this book, print it in the twelve blanks.

Some books within this book have similiar names, so these spaces will have two different numbers. Complete the puzzle by putting the name of the book by the number indicating its appearance in the volume.

Answers:

(1) Nephi, (2) Nephi, (3) Jacob, (4) Enos, (5) Jarom, (6) Omni, (7) Mormon, (8) Mosiah, (9) Alma, (10) Helaman, (11) Nephi, (12) Nephi, (13) Mormon, (14) Ether, (15) Moroni.