Funstuf

By Ruth Schiefen


From Head to Toe

Can you find a part of the body in each of these words? For example, leg is part of elegant. Circle each body part when found.

  1. 1.

    Slippery

  2. 2.

    Pharmacy

  3. 3.

    Chairman

  4. 4.

    Appearance

  5. 5.

    Merchandise

  6. 6.

    Scibble

  7. 7.

    Plunged

  8. 8.

    Shipwreck

  9. 9.

    Delivery

  10. 10.

    Machinery

Answers:

(1) lip, (2) arm, (3) hair, (4) ear, (5) hand, (6) rib, (7) lung, (8) hip, (9) liver, (10) chin.

Flower Funnies

The letters in each phrase below, when rearranged, spell the name of a flower. What are they?

  1. 1.

    A nut pie

  2. 2.

    Is day

  3. 3.

    And one lid

  4. 4.

    Lit up

  5. 5.

    Or odd glen

  6. 6.

    Or my long grin

  7. 7.

    Cob in mule

  8. 8.

    Red again

  9. 9.

    Worn flues

  10. 10.

    I must run at

  11. 11.

    Sun rhythm came

  12. 12.

    Of lid fad

Answers:

(1) petunia, (2) daisy, (3) dandelion, (4) tulip, (5) goldenrod, (6) morning glory, (7) columbine, (8) gardenia, (9) sunflower, (10) nasturtium, (11) chysanthemum, (12) daffodil.

Zipville Zoo

Someone mixed the signs on the cages in the Zipville Zoo. Can you rearrange the beginnings and endings to give the animals their proper names?

1. Aard

phin

2. Leo

pus

3. Opos

aroo

4. Ga

rat

5. Musk

bat

6. Dol

phant

7. Ele

boon

8. Platy

vark

9. Hy

sum

10. Ba

uar

11. Jag

odile

12. Kang

zelle

13. Croc

ena

14. Wom

pard

Answers:

(1) aardvark, (2) leopard, (3) opossum, (4) gazelle, (5) muskrat, (6) dolphin, (7) elephant, (8) platypus, (9) hyena, (10) baboon, (11) jaguar, (12) kangaroo, (13) crocodile, (14) wombat.

Sailing, Sailing

Across

  1. 1.

    Ropes supporting mast.

  2. 3.

    Toward the rear.

  3. 4.

    A ship is called a she not a he or an _____.

  4. 8.

    Front end of a ship.

  5. 10.

    Large working sail.

  6. 11.

    A place to sit.

  7. 14.

    Dip water out of a boat.

  8. 17.

    Right side of a ship.

  9. 20.

    Abbreviation for seaman apprentice.

  10. 21.

    What seagulls do.

Down

  1. 1.

    Rear end of a ship.

  2. 2.

    Triangular sail attached to foremast.

  3. 5.

    Nickname for Thomas.

  4. 6.

    Large body of water.

  5. 7.

    Rope used to hoist sail.

  6. 9.

    Moving ridge on a body of water.

  7. 12.

    Lever attached to ship’s rudder.

  8. 13.

    Left side of ship.

  9. 14.

    Metal alloy of copper and zinc.

  10. 15.

    A ship’s steering mechanism.

  11. 16.

    Best sailing weather.

  12. 18.

    Change a sailing boat’s direction.

  13. 19.

    Pole to extend the foot of a sail.

Answers:

Across—(1) stays, (3) aft, (4) it, (8) bow, (10) mainsail, (11) seat, (14) bail, (17) starboard, (20) SA, (21) soar. Down—(1) stem, (2) jib, (5) Tom, (6) sea, (7) halyard, (9) wave, (12) tiller, (13) port, (14) brass, (15) rudder, (16) fair, (18) tack, (19) boom.

Grandma’s Herb Garden

Does your grandmother have an herb garden? Mine did. Back at the turn of the century nearly every housewife planted an herb garden near her kitchen door. Here she grew herbs for cooking, herbs for insect repellents, and still other herbs for medicinal purposes.

In the puzzle below, find and circle the thirty words pertaining to herb gardens. The words read up, down, forward, backward, and diagonally.

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parsley

soil

basil

dill

laurel

peppermint

spearmint

caraway

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lavender

rosemary

tansy

chamomile

fennel

marjoram

sage

tarragon

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garden

mustard

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What Am I?

Begin each answer with the word am and find out what I am.

1. Ending of prayer

a m __ __

2. Abundant or plenty

a m __ __ __

3. Yellow to browish color

a m __ __ __

4. Astonish

a m __ __ __

5. South American river

a m __ __ __ __

6. Sum

a m __ __ __ __

7. Nonprofessional player

a m __ __ __ __ __

8. Native of North or South America

a m __ __ __ __ __ __

9. Capital of the Netherlands

a m __ __ __ __ __ __ __

10. High diplomatic official

a m __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Answers:

(1) amen, (2) ample, (3) amber, (4) amaze, (5) Amazon, (6) amount, (7) amateur, (8) American, (9) Amsterdam, (10) ambassador.