Funstuf

By Ruth Schiefen


Anagrams

Rearrange the letters in each word listed below to create a person’s name. The letters m or f following each word indicate the sex of the name. For example: Teak (f) becomes Kate.

  1. 1.

    Use (f)

  2. 2.

    Rice (m)

  3. 3.

    Soil (f)

  4. 4.

    Events (m)

  5. 5.

    Heal (f)

  6. 6.

    Nailed (m)

  7. 7.

    Coral (f)

  8. 8.

    Sinned (m)

  9. 9.

    Sore (f)

  10. 10.

    Raged (m)

Answers:

(1) Sue, (2) Eric, (3) Lois, (4) Steven, (5) Leah, (6) Daniel, (7) Carol, (8) Dennis, (9) Rose, (10) Edgar.

Body Talk

Match each noun on the left with the name of a body part on the right that is usually associated with the noun.

1. bed

arm

2. bent pipe

ear

3. bottle

elbow

4. bread

eye

5. chair

foot

6. clock

hands

7. comb

head

8. corn

heel

9. dress

hip

10. leaf

leg

11. needle

lip

12. piano

mouth

13. pin

neck

14. pitcher

nose

15. river

teeth

16. rocket

toe

17. roof

veins

18. sock

waist

Answers:

(1) bed foot, (2) bent pipe elbow, (3) bottle neck, (4) bread heel, (5) chair arm, (6) clock hands, (7) comb teeth, (8) corn ear, (9) dress waist, (10) leaf vein, (11) needle eye, (12) piano leg, (13) pin head, (14) pitcher lip, (15) river mouth, (16) rocket nose, (17) roof hip, (18) sock toe.

Famous Friends

Match each character in the first column with his/her friend/partner in the second column.

1. Tom Sawyer

a. Tinker Bell

2. Robin Hood

b. Barney Rubble

3. Bud Abbott

c. Jughead

4. Peter Pan

d. Little John

5. Dorothy

e. Tonto

6. Archie

f. Friday

7. The Lone Ranger

g. Lou Costello

8. Fred Flintstone

h. Woodstock

9. Robinson Crusoe

i. Huckleberry Finn

10. Snoopy

j. The Tin Woodman

Answers:

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

Box Rooms for Dolls

Make a bedroom, dining room, or living room for a small doll from empty boxes with lids. When open, the lid becomes the floor and the bottom becomes a wall. Cut one side panel off lid and fit against wall (see illustration).

Cover walls and floor with scraps of wallpaper, leftover gift wrapping, cloth, or paint.

Cut pictures from magazines and frame with construction paper. Windows and drapes can be drawn or cut from paper and added to wall.

Make furniture from spools, tiny boxes, and Styrofoam meat trays. Spools become stools, and Styrofoam trays make fine tables and dresser tops. A small flat box with a little oblong opening cut into it makes a fireplace and mantel. Draw brick on outside of box before pasting it to wall of room.

The best part about a box room is that when you are finished playing with it, you can store the furniture inside and close the lid.

Leaders to Remember

Read each descriptive sentence about a character in the scriptures, and then unscramble the capitalized letters to form his name. Place the name in the correct space in the crossword puzzle.

Across

  1. 1.

    After DABINAI had taught wicked King Noah about the Lord and His commandments, the king had this valiant prophet burned to death.

  2. 2.

    Heavenly Father and Jesus appeared to POSJEH Smith when he was fourteen.

  3. 3.

    HANO gathered animals of every kind and put them into the ark, saving them from the flood.

  4. 4.

    The Israelites finally fled Egypt with SEMOS as their leader.

  5. 5.

    LIDEAN was thrown into a den of lions but was not eaten because an angel of the Lord closed the lions’ mouths.

  6. 6.

    RONIOM hid the gold plates his father Mormon had given him. Many years later he appeared to Joseph Smith to tell him the whereabouts of the plates.

  7. 7.

    HELI and his family fled Jerusalem and went to America.

Down

  1. 1.

    MABARAH was promised that he would be the father of many nations.

  2. 8.

    VIDDA slew the giant Goliath with his slingshot.

  3. 9.

    A big fish swallowed HONAJ, and he lived in its stomack three days before he was spewed out onto dry land.

  4. 10.

    When he was seventeen, his brothers sold SOPHEJ to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.

  5. 11.

    LOSMONO was famous for being one of the wisest kings in Israel.

  6. 12.

    LESAMU the Lamanite preached from on top of the city walls, testifying of the coming of Jesus.

  7. 13.

    PEHIN was a great prophet in America who killed Laban to obtain the brass plates.

Answers:

Across—(1) Abinadi, (2) Joseph, (3) Noah, (4) Moses, (5) Daniel, (6) Moroni, (7) Lehi. Down—(1) Abraham, (8) David, (9) Jonah, (10) Joseph, (11) Solomon, (12) Samuel, (13) Nephi.

Word Splits

Connect the words in the two lists to form eight longer, single ones. Use each word part only once.

1. no

at

2. us

story

3. off

on

4. yards

rove

5. hi

her

6. bar

ice

7. me

tick

8. imp

king

Answers:

(1) noon, (2) usher, (3) office, (4) yardstick, (5) history, (6) barking, (7) meat, (8) improve.

Hidden Animals

Rearrange the letters in the following list to spell the names of twelve animals.

  1. 1.

    the plane

  2. 2.

    pale note

  3. 3.

    pale rod

  4. 4.

    rag fife

  5. 5.

    pearl boar

  6. 6.

    mop up to a ship

  7. 7.

    trail goal

  8. 8.

    neat tear

  9. 9.

    dice color

  10. 10.

    hen came zip

  11. 11.

    rag on oak

  12. 12.

    chin or rose

Answers:

(1) elephant, (2) antelope, (3) leopard, (4) giraffe, (5) polar bear, (6) hippopotamus, (7) alligator, (8) anteater, (9) crocodile, (10) chimpanzee, (11) kangaroo, (12) rhinoceros.

It’s Snowing!

Tim has new skis, but he can’t try them out until it snows. To give Tim the necessary snow you will need scissors, thin cardboard, glue, and a 3′ length of string.

Cut out the two pictures. Paste them on cardboard, then trim cardboard to size of pictures. Tie ends of string together. Center doubled string on back of one cardboard square. Leave a little space between the two strings, then glue them in place. Glue back of second square on top of string, making certain square edges match (see illustration).

When dry, put hands through end loops of string. Swing squares in a circle until string is twisted. Carefully pull your hands apart to unwind string, and you’ll see the much wanted snow falling for Tim.

Happy New Year!

  • h o r n __

  • c e l e b r __ t e

  • J a n __ a r y

  • b __ l l s

  • c a l e n d a __

  • c l o c __

  • p a __ t y

  • h __ t s

  • g __ e s t s

  • c o n f e __ t i

Answer:

Sauerkraut