Funstuf

By Janet Peterson


Kickery—A Game from England

You will need four or more players. Someone is chosen to be it. The object of the game is for the one who is it to hide from the other players rather than seek them. While the rest of the players cover their eyes and count to 100 at a starting place, it hides. At the end of the count, the players call, “Coming” and begin their search. Whoever finds it returns quietly to the starting place and stands quietly until the last person finds it and becomes it for the next game.

Personal History

This list of words can be found hidden in the word maze by reading up, down, forward, backward, or diagonally.

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Independence Day

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    Cook over hot coals

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    A cloth symbol of a country or a signaling device

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    Public speaker

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    A talk

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    Running contest

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    Country or group of people unified by a central government

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    Uncle ____ is a fictitious character

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    Last name of the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

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    Seen in the sky on clear nights

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    A beverage

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    Explosion

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    Tiny, paper-wrapped explosive

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    ___ candles discharge balls of fire

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    Free from danger

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    Marching show

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    Firework missile that explodes in midair

Answers:

Across—(2) barbecue, (4) flag, (5) orator, (8) speech, (10) race, (11) nation, (12) Sam, (13) Key, (14) stars. Down—(1) punch, (3) blast, (4) firecracker, (6) roman, (7) safe, (9) parade, (10) rocket.

Church Historical Sites

Match the important places in church history with the appropriate descriptions.

1. Palmyra, New York

a. Joseph Smith’s birthplace

2. Cumorah, New York

b. Means “beautiful place”

3. Kirtland, Ohio

c. Permanent camp along Mormon Trail

4. Fayette, New York

d. First temple built by Saints

5. Sharon, Vermont

e. Hill in which gold plates were hidden

6. Nauvoo, Illinois

f. Church organized in Peter Whitmer’s home April 6, 1830

7. Winter Quarters, Nebraska

g. Town’s name means “honeybee”

8. Great Salt Lake Valley, Utah

h. Location of Independence, the center of the new Zion

9. Jackson County, Missouri

i. Destination of pioneers crossing the plains

10. Carthage, Illinois

j. Joseph Smith received the First Vision

11. Deseret, Utah

k. Joseph and Hyrum Smith martyred in jail

Answers:

(1) j, (2) e, (3) d, (4) f, (5) a (6) b, (7) c, (8) i, (9) h, (10) k, (11) g.

Easy as Pie

Fill in the blanks to complete these well-known sayings.

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    Fresh as a __ __ __ __ __

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    Light as a __ __ __ __ __ __ __

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    Worked like a __ __ __ __ __ __

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    Sly as a __ __ __

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    Quiet as a __ __ __ __ __

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    Cold as __ __ __

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    Hungry as a __ __ __ __

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    White as a __ __ __ __ __

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    Strong as an __ __

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    Clean as a __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Answers:

(1) daisy, (2) feather, (3) beaver, (4) fox, (5) mouse, (6) ice, (7) bear, (8) ghost, (9) ox, (10) whistle.

Brain Teaser

There is something unusual about the following sentence: Seven frightened brown rabbits quickly jumped over a dozing fox. Can you discover what it is?

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The sentence uses every letter of the alphabet at least once.

Garden Puzzle

Can you find the following words that have to do with gardens or gardening: watering can, garden, seeds, flowers, hoe, spade, plant, weed, bug, mulch, and spray. The words can be read horizontally, vertically, diagonally, forward, or backward.

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Sing a Song

Complete the crossword puzzle by filling in the missing words to phrases of some familiar Primary songs.

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    Listen, listen, the Holy Ghost will ___

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    This is God’s ___ and He is here today

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    Singing a song is ___ to do

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    I am a child of ___ and He has sent me here

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    I looked out the window and what did I ___

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    Reverently, ___, lovingly we think of Thee

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    Do as I’m doing, ___, follow me

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    ___ children sang as they walked and walked …

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    I have two little hands ___ snugly and tight

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    I hope they call me on a ___

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    The sacred ___ was green and fresh

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    I know my Father ___ and loves me too

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    Saturday is a special day, it’s the day we get ready for ___

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    Dare to do ___, dare to be true

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    The golden plates lay ___ deep in a mountainside

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    Give, said the little ___, Give, oh! give

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    Jesus wants me for a ___

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    Book of Mormon ___ that my teacher tells to me

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    Jesus once was a little ___

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    The chapel doors seem to say to __, “Sh, be still”

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    If you chance to meet a ___

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    Hello! (Hello!) Hello! (Hello!) We ___ you today

Answers:

Across—(1) whisper, (4) house, (6) fun, (7) God, (8) see, (11) quietly, (14) follow, (16) Pioneer, (17) folded, (18) mission, (19) grove, (20) lives. Down—(2) Sunday, (3) right, (4) hidden, (5) stream, (9) sunbeam, (10) stories, (12) child, (13) me, (14) frown, (15) welcome.