Funstuf

By Patricia L. Dombrink


Picture Words

Can you “read” these pictures and write the words?

Picture Words
Picture Words
Picture Words
Picture Words
Picture Words
Picture Words
Picture Words
Picture Words

Answers:

(1) cannibal, (2) tunnel, (3) believes, (4) pantry, (5) carpenter, (6) handicap, (7) catalog, (8) eighty-five.

Clara Crow’s Corn

To discover how many ears of corn Clara Crow found for dinner, work the crossword puzzle. Then count the words in it that contain ear.

Crossword puzzle

Across

  1. 2.

    Periods of 365 days

  2. 6.

    Cleansing product

  3. 8.

    Beloved

  4. 11.

    Gain knowledge

  5. 13.

    Past tense of eat

  6. 14.

    Word showing surprise

  7. 16.

    Rip

  8. 18.

    Have on (clothes)

  9. 19.

    Head covering

  10. 20.

    Wander

  11. 21.

    Large black birds

Down

  1. 1.

    Friend

  2. 3.

    Third planet from the sun

  3. 4.

    Abbreviation for road

  4. 5.

    Burn

  5. 6.

    Opposite of fast

  6. 7.

    Oval-shaped fruit that tapers at one end

  7. 9.

    Two-letter preposition

  8. 10.

    Hindmost

  9. 12.

    Close-by

  10. 15.

    Listen to

  11. 17.

    Tiny particle

Answers:

Across—(2) years, (6) soap, (8) dear, (11) learn, (13) ate, (14) Oh, (16) tear, (18) wear, (19) hat, (20) roam, (21) crows. Down—(1) pal, (3) Earth, (4) rd., (5) sear, (6) slow (7) pear, (9) at, (10) rear, (12) near, (15) hear, (17) atom. Eleven words have ear in them.

Nursery-Rhyme Food

If a nursery-rhyme character were coming to dinner, would you know what to serve him? Can you match each character with his favorite dish?

1. Little Tommy Tucker

a. Pie

2. Curlylocks

b. Christmas pie

3. Jack-a-Dandy

c. Curds and whey

4. Miss Muffet

d. Roast beef

5. Georgie Porgie

e. Tarts

6. Old Woman in the Shoe

f. Pumpkin

7. Jack Horner

g. Pudding and pie

8. Simple Simon

h. Strawberries, sugar, and cream

9. Peter Peter

i. Plum cake and sugar candy

10. Queen of Hearts

j. Broth without any bread

11. This Little Pig

k. Bone

12. Mother Hubbard’s dog

l. White bread and butter

Answers:

(1) l, (2) h, (3) i, (4)c, (5) g, (6) j, (7) b, (8) a, (9) f, (10) e, (11) d, (12) k.

Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe Holder

You will need: toothpaste-tube box, five plastic forks, pipe cleaners, lightweight cardboard, poster paints, paintbrush, scissors, and glue.

Cut turkey’s feet and neck-head-beak section from cardboard and glue them to box (turkey’s body). Punch holes in back of box as illustrated. Insert pipe cleaners through holes, and fasten plastic forks to box for tail feathers.

Paint turkey’s body brown, head-neck section white, and feet orange. Use black for eyes and claws on feet. Paint beak yellow and wattle red.

Cut slot (3/4″ x 5″) across box for recipe cards. Cut recipes from magazines, glue them to cardboard or index storage slot. When laced in fork prongs, recipes will be easy to read.

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