Funstuf

By Bob Fossey


Sea Life

Match the sea life on the left with the names on the right.

1. Seal

a. Hammerhead

2. Crab

b. Star

3. Shark

c. Fiddler

4. Horse

d. Bottle-nose

5. Fish

e. Sea

6. Dolphin

f. Elephant

Answers:

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

Bible Animals

Many animals are mentioned in the Bible. Find and circle the creatures hidden in the puzzle by reading forward, backward, up, down, or diagonally. One letter will be left that is the first letter for another name for the Creator.

Y

D

R

A

P

O

E

L

E

B

R

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G

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P

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M

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M

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B

A

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B

L

V

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A

A

K

N

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H

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Answers:

ant, antelope, ass, bat, bear, bee, boar, bull, camel, chamois, cow, crane, dog, dove, dromedary, eagle, elephant, fly, frogs, goat, kite, lamb, leopard, lion, osprey, owl, ox, pig, sheep, swan, swine, turtle—God.

Tree-Bark Alligator

You will need: dry tree bark from dead tree, scissors, craft glue, poster paints, small knife, and paintbrush.

Cut or break bark into three pieces about 1 1/2″ x 3″. Glue bark pieces together in a crooked line. Using knife, carefully cut point on one end piece for tail. Other end piece of bark will be mouth/head section. Middle piece of bark is the body.

Cut two small pieces of bark for eyes and glue them to head section.

Cut four small pieces of bark the same size, and glue them to bottom of alligator’s body for feet. Poster paints may be used for adding such features as mouth, teeth, eyes, and toes or claws.

In Disguise

Can you find a person’s name hidden in each of the words listed below? Example: sprayer

  1. 1.

    Estimate

  2. 2.

    Skater

  3. 3.

    Brickyard

  4. 4.

    Awakening

  5. 5.

    Tissues

  6. 6.

    Wrong

  7. 7.

    Clever

  8. 8.

    Endanger

  9. 9.

    Customer

  10. 10.

    Irritation

Answers:

(1) Tim, (2) Kate, (3) Rick, (4) Ken, (5) Sue, (6) Ron, (7) Eve, (8) Dan, (9) Tom, (10) Rita.

Who Lives Here?

Across

  1. 3.

    Black insect that sings at night

  2. 4.

    Small lizard with smooth, flat scales

  3. 5.

    Garden mollusks that leave silvery trails

  4. 6.

    Amphibian with rough, warty skin

  5. 7.

    Insects that come uninvited to your picnic

  6. 8.

    Winged nuisance insect that lands on your nose

  7. 9.

    Arachnid with four pairs of legs that can spin a web

  8. 10.

    Long soft-bodied, expansible, animal

  9. 11.

    Furry mammal with bushy ringed tail and face mask

Down

  1. 1.

    Long-legged jumping or flying insect

  2. 2.

    Striped, odoriferous amphibian

  3. 5.

    Scaleless, lizardlike amphibian

  4. 8.

    Web-footed amphibian known for its nighttime croaking

Answers:

Across—(3) cricket, (4) skink, (5) snails, (6) toad, (7) ants, (8) fly, (9) spider, (10) worm, (11) raccoon. Down—(1) grasshopper, (2) skunk, (5) salamander, (8) frog.