Funstuf

By Ollie J. Robertson


Flags

See if you can match the name of the country with the nicknames of these national flags.

1. Japan

a. Tricolor

2. Great Britain

b. Rising Sun

3. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russia)

c. Star of David

4. United States of America

d. Stars and Stripes

5. Israel

e. Hammer and Sickle

6. France

f. Union Jack

Answers:

(1) b, (2) f, (3) e, (4) d, (5) c, (6) a.

How Many Words?

At least twenty-six words can be found in this line of letters. How many words can you find? Words may be read backward or forward.

FLOURUNDEROPENAGEARTHENDRIPEACE

Going Home!

Send each animal to its proper home.

1. dog

a. sty

2. chicken

b. hive

3. sheep

c. kennel

4. rabbit

d. den

5. cow

e. hutch

6. pig

f. lodge

7. lion

g. pen

8. bee

h. coop

9. beaver

i. barn

Answers:

(1) c, (2) h, (3) g, (4) e, (5) i, (6) a, (7) d, (8) b, (9) f.

Artie the Ant

Artie the ant is a strange little fellow,
And he thinks everyone is like him.
He says, “There’s an ant in many words.
Fill in the blanks, and find them!”

1. Worn with a belt

__ A N T __

2. Empty

__ __ __ A N T

3. Scarce

__ __ A N T

4. Type of melon

__ A N T __ __ __ __ __ __

5. Unbelievable or wonderful

__ A N T __ __ __ __ __

6. Animal with horns

A N T __ __ __ __ __

7. Provides light

__ A N T __ __ __

8. Shelf above fireplace

__ A N T __ __

9. Benefit

__ __ __ A N T __ __ __

10. Desire or need

__ A N T

Answers:

(1) pants, (2) vacant, (3) scant, (4) cantaloupe, (5) fantastic, (6) antelope, (7) lantern, (8) mantle, (9) advantage, (10) want.

Spare Time

Spare time on your hands? Look around you—there are lots of things to do. See if you can find the twenty-one suggestions in this letter square by reading forward, backward, up, down, or diagonally.

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Answers:

crocheting, knitting, needlepoint, sewing, reading, rugmaking, crewel, cooking, skiing, softball, track, basketball, tennis, golf, bowling, crafts, baby-sitting, bicycling, swimming, TV, skating.

Animal Father’s Day

If animals had a Father’s Day, the young animals in the first column might be especially proud of their fathers in the second column. See if you can match them.

kitten

rooster

lamb

drake

duckling

buck

pig

tom

chick

ram

gosling

stallion

colt

boar

fawn

gander

Answers:

kitten—tom, lamb—ram, duckling—drake, pig—boar, chick—rooster, gosling—gander, colt—stallion, fawn—buck.