Funstuf

By Carol C. Sides


Nappers and Sleepers

Some animals and insects sleep all winter. Others take long naps, but wake up to eat. Here’s a puzzle with sixteen sleepers hidden in it. Find them all by reading forward, backward, up, down, or diagonally.

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Answers:

bat, beetle, bluebottle, fly, box turtle, brown bear, bullfrog, chipmunk, cricket, prairie dog, queen bee, raccoon, salamander, skunk, toad, wasp, woodchuck.

Window Dressing

Listed below are the names of several make-believe stores and the merchandise that might be displayed in their windows. How many can you correctly match?

1. Flannery’s Footwear

a. Stuffed Animals

2. Midtown Optical

b. Ten-speed bikes

3. The Book Nook

c. Wigs

4. Sugar and Spice Bakery

d. Jogging shoes

5. Noah’s Ark

e. Canopy beds

6. Creative Cover-ups

f. Biographies

7. Flower Power

g. Jewelry

8. Spoke and Wheel

h. Eyeglasses

9. Gold-n-Gems

i. Cream puffs

10. Slumberland

j. African violets

Answers:

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

Biblegram

  • toss = __ __ __ __ __ 5 27 2 12 15

  • cap = __ __ __ 23 19 1

  • movie house = __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 8 18 26 29 17 10 30

  • mound = __ __ __ __ 9 24 11 20

  • hear = __ __ __ __ __ __ 21 6 4 22 28 7

  • pecan = __ __ __ 25 3 31

  • free from = __ __ __ 13 16 14

  • Message:

    • __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

    • __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

    • __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Answers:

throw, hat, theater, hill, listen, nut, rid—Trust in the Lord with all thine heart. … (Prov. 3:5.)

Who Is It?

Across

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    Often called “Honest _____”

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    Practiced _____ in New Salem, Illinois

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    While he was president, many people used a covered _____ to travel west

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    Born in a log _____

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    President during the Civil _____

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    When he was a boy he studied by the _____ of the fireplace

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    His sweetheart _____ Rutledge died before they could marry

Down

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    His first name

  2. 3.

    Fill in blank spaces and combine with 1 down to learn this person’s name.

Answers:

Across—(2) Abe, (3) law, (4) wagon, (5) cabin, (6) War, (7) light, (8) Ann. Down—(1) Abraham, (3) Lincoln.

Search and Find

Find the names of the listed Latter-day Saint temples in the accompanying letter square. They many be read forward, backward, up, down, or diagonally.

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Indoor Golf

Play this indoor golf game for family home evening!

For golf club, cut slit in middle of cardboard roll from bathroom tissue. Insert end of yardstick into slit for handle (see illustration). Cut two round circles of cardboard to fit over ends of roll; glue in place. Use table tennis ball for golf ball.

Make and arrange various holes, using materials from around the house. Here are a few suggestions:

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    Make paper and toothpick flags to number each hole.

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    Clip clothespins on dowel as an obstacle in front of paper cup hole.

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    Make fairway of cotton that runs into berry basket hole.

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    Prop old shoe on its heel and use open part for one hole.

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    Cut off one side of box and prop this side up on layer of books. Lay cardboard roll from paper toweling on open side of box. Cut holes on opposite side of box for more rolls.

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    Cut large hold in square piece of cardboard. Stand this piece in upright position. Tape another piece of cardboard to form a slope.

To score, total the number of strokes it took to reach each hole. Player with lowest number wins.