Fun ’n Friendsy

by Mary Ellen Jolley

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    Family Tree

    Family trees are fun to make! Draw one on poster paper or cardboard using magic markers, crayons, watercolors, or poster paints.

    Begin by drawing the outline of a tree trunk with a pencil. At the bottom of the tree trunk, print the name of your grandfather and the maiden name (her name before she was married) of your grandmother. Print their marriage date under their names.

    Next make the branches of the tree. Make one branch for each of the children of your grandparents. If they had six children, draw six large branches on the tree.

    At the beginning of each branch print the name of each one of their children and also the name of the person each married. Be sure to print the maiden name of the wife. Do this until the name of each child has been printed on a branch.

    Now you are ready for the leaves. Draw a leaf for each of the children born to the couple whose names are on the branch. Print the name of one child on each leaf. More leaves may be added to the tree as new children are born.

    After you have finished the drawing in pencil, go over the outlines with color.

    You might want to make your tree extra special by pasting small pictures of each individual by his name on the tree.

    What’s in a Name?

    Is your name Greg?

    The name Greg means “to awaken.”

    Is your name Carol?

    The name Carol means “to sing joyfully.”

    Sea Sounds

    All of these words
    Relate to the sea.
    So fill in the spaces,
    To see what they’ll be.

    1. S E A __ __ __ __

    Place where ships dock.

    2. S E A __ __ __

    What we do for lost ships.

    3. S E A __ __ __ __

    Algae found in the ocean.

    4. S E A __ __ __ __

    The direction toward the ocean.

    5. S E A __ __ __

    One who works on a ship.

    6. S E A __ __ __ __ __ __

    Safe for a sea voyage.


    (1) seaport, (2) search, (3) seaweed, (4) seaward, (5) seaman, (6) seaworthy.


    What keys are too big to carry in your pocket? A donkey, a monkey, and a turkey.

    George: “I saw something last night that I’ll never get over!” Tom: “What was that?” George: “The moon.”

    If you were locked up in a room with nothing but a baseball bat, how would you get out? Strike one, strike two, strike three, and you’re OUT.

    What colors did the artist use in his picture of the storm at sea? The wind “blue” and the waves “rose.”