Funstuf

By Patricia L. Dombrink


Changing Animals

Each of the animal names has a smaller word hidden in it. You may have to change the order of the letters to spell the word that fits the clue.

  1. 1.

    Find a tree in KOALA

  2. 2.

    Find a rule to obey in WEASEL

  3. 3.

    Find a cattle fodder in HYENA

  4. 4.

    Find a fish in CROCODILE

  5. 5.

    Find something sticky in RABBIT

  6. 6.

    Find a word for small talk in CHEETAH

  7. 7.

    Find a body part that many animals have in ALLIGATOR

  8. 8.

    Find a fruit in PANTHER

  9. 9.

    Find a toy in WALLABY

  10. 10.

    Find cash in MONKEY

Answers:

(1) oak, (2) law, (3) hay, (4) cod, (5) tar, (6) chat, (7) tail, (8) pear, (9) ball, (10) money.

Home Sweet Home

Match each person with the home or place where he would most likely spend his time.

1. Millionaire

a. Ranch

2. Student

b. Monastery

3. Cowboy

c. Wigwam

4. Eskimo

d. Palace

5. Monk

e. School

6. Soldier

f. State capitol

7. Early American Indian

g. Mansion

8. Governor

h. Cabin

9. Frontiersman

i. Igloo

10. King

j. Barracks

Answers:

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

Form a Word

More than twenty words (some uncommon) can be formed by starting at any letter and following the lines to other letters. How many can you find? A word may not use the same letter twice.

Form a word

Answers:

ah, ahs, as, ash, ashet, at, ate, east, eat, eats, eh, ehs, ha, has, hast, haste, hat, hate, hats, he, heat, heats, het, sat, sate, she, tea, teas.

Fun with Numbers

If you do the following exercise correctly, you will know the number of Articles of Faith you need to memorize to graduate from Primary.

  1. 1.

    Write down the age when most children in the Church are baptized.

  2. 2.

    Add the age when boys in the Church usually become deacons.

  3. 3.

    Multiply by the number in the Godhead.

  4. 4.

    Add the age when boys in the Church can become priests.

  5. 5.

    Subtract the number of days and nights it rained while Noah was in the ark.

  6. 6.

    Subtract the number of Jesus’ apostles.

  7. 7.

    Add the number of commandments Moses received.

  8. 8.

    Subtract the age when most boys in the Church are ordained teachers.

  9. 9.

    Subtract the number of days it took to create the earth (including the day God rested).

Answers:

8 + 12 x 3 + 16 - 40 - 12 + 10 - 14 - 7 = 13.

Yarn Mask

You will need: paper plate, scissors, pencil, yarn, and glue.

Attach yarn ties to sides of plate. Place plate over your face and mark with pencil where eyes, nose, and mouth are. Then cut out holes for eyes, nose, and mouth. Decide on design you wish to create with yarn. Spread glue on plate as you work with yarn. Your finished mask can be a great October decoration.