Funstuf

By Patricia L. Dombrink


Spirit of 1776!

To make these three patriots you will need: 4 paper towel tubes, variety of colored construction paper and felt-tip markers, glue, scissors, and small stick.

Exact measurements for some items have not been included. Illustrations on next page show construction details.

Drummer Boy—On 7 1/2″ tube allow 2 1/2″ for head and the rest for body. Make arms 4 1/2″ x 3/4″. The hat brim is 3 3/4″ in diameter. Cut 2″ section of tube for drum. Make drum straps 1/4″ x 3 1/2″.

Flag Carrier—On 8 1/2″ tube allow 2 3/4″ for head and the rest for body. Arms are 4 1/2″ x 3/4″. Make flag and attach to small stick.

Flute Player—Allow 3″ for head on 8 1/2″, leaving rest for body. Arms are 5″ x 3/4″. Bandage around head is 3″ x 1/4″. Make flute 3 1/4″ x 3/16″.

Rhyme Time

It’s time to play a game with words that rhyme. Read the definitions at the left, then find a rhyming pair that means the same.

1. Large hog

B I G P I G

2. Distant auto

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3. Angry father

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4. Albert’s friends

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5. The best father

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6. Dog in a lake

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7. Cold learning place

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8. Robert’s chores

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9. Empty seat

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10. Equal part

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Answers:

(1) big pig, (2) far car, (3) mad dad, (4) Al’s pals, (5) top pop, (6) wet pet, (7) cool school, (8) Bob’s jobs, (9) bare chair, (10) fair share.

A Word to the Wise

Decode this message by writing in the letter of the alphabet that comes before each letter given below.

“__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __” M P T U U J N F J T O F W F S G P V O E B H B J O

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ C F O K B N J O G S B O L M J O

Answer:

“Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin.

Sock Creatures

You will need: broom handle or dowel 45″ long, man’s large sock, stuffing, felt and fabric scraps, glue, needle and thread, rope, large-headed tacks, and small hammer.

Stuff sock and tack securely to stick. Glue or sew on facial features cut from felt, fabric, rick-rack or other trim to create the creature you want—dragon, unicorn, horse, or whatever. Attach rope halter and reins an your animal is ready to ride!

Biblegram

Write the synonyms or definitions of the words on the left above the numbered blanks. Then write each of the letters in the spaces below and you can read an important Bible message.

Not many

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Jump

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Female deer

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To lose heat

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Opposite of stop

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Where money is made

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Message:

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Answer:

“Peace to men of good will.” (Adapted from Luke 2:14.)

Marching Band

See if you can find all the musical instruments listed in the marching band. Begin with the first letter of each instrument and move in any direction to an adjoining square. One has already been outlined for you.

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