Hidden Treats

Unscramble these letters and discover some nutritous snacks.

  1. 1.

    ECRLYE

  2. 2.

    RCARTO

  3. 3.

    LKCEPI

  4. 4.

    PALEP

  5. 5.

    NARGOE

  6. 6.

    ANNABA

  7. 7.

    TDEAS

  8. 8.

    NIISRSA

  9. 9.

    TSNU

  10. 10.

    MBCRCUEU

Answers:

(1) celery, (2) carrot, (3) pickle, (4) apple, (5) orange, (6) banana, (7) dates, (8) raisins, (9) nuts, (10) cucumber.

Across and Down

Fill in the blank boxes in each word square with letters that make words that read the same from left to right as from top to bottom. (Alternate answers possible in some cases.)

 

1

2

3

1

P

 

N

2

 

P

 

3

N

 

W

 

1

2

3

1

T

 

N

2

 

R

 

3

N

 

T

Answers:

(1) pan, (2) ape, (3) new; (1) tan, (2) are, (3) net.

Postage Stamp Art

A good way to recycle used postage stamps is to save colorful stamps from mail you receive and use them to make pictures. Stamp collectors cannot use damaged stamps, so maybe a stamp collector friend will give you his unwanted stamps.

Begin your postage-stamp pictures by drawing freehand or tracing a simple picture onto a small sheet of lightweight cardboard. Soak your saved stamps in plain water for a few minutes so they will separate from the envelope paper. Dry stamps.

Cut stamps into small pieces of various shapes and glue them onto your drawing, using appropriate colors—green stamps for leaves, shades of red stamps for flowers, etc. Fit stamp pieces together in a mosaic. Do not cut off lettering or numbers; they will add interest to your picture.

It’s All in the Numbers

Here are some common phrases used in the Church that start with numbers. Only the initial letters of the key words are given. See how many you can figure out by yourself in ten minutes, or use this as a group project during a family home evening.

Examples: 12 D in a Q=12 deacons in a quorum; 3 J cast into the F F=3 Jews cast into the firey furnace.

  1. 1.

    10 C

  2. 2.

    13 A of F

  3. 3.

    12 A in the Q of the T

  4. 4.

    12 T of I

  5. 5.

    7 D of C

  6. 6.

    40 Y in the W

  7. 7.

    2 of each A on the A

  8. 8.

    15 B in the B of M

  9. 9.

    24 G P

  10. 10.

    16 S S (T by the F of the L)

  11. 11.

    4 S of M

  12. 12.

    2000 S W

  13. 13.

    5 L and 2 F

  14. 14.

    3 D after the C, J was R

  15. 15.

    500 M in the M B

Answers:

(1) 10 commandments, (2) 13 Articles of Faith, (3) 12 apostles in the Quorum of the Twelve, (4) 12 Tribes of Israel, (5) 7 days of creation, (6) 40 years in the wilderness, (7) 2 of each animal on the ark, (8) 15 books in the Book of Mormon, (9) 24 gold plates, (10) 16 small stones (touched by the finger of the Lord), (11) 4 sons of Mosiah, (12) 2000 stripling warriors, (13) 5 loaves and 2 fishes, (14) 3 days after the Crucifixion, Jesus was resurrected, (15) 500 men in the Mormon Battalion.

Tied in Knots

To work this puzzle, you will need a friend and two pieces of string, each 32″ (80 cm.) long. Use one length of string to tie your friend’s wrists together loosely. Loop the second length of string over the first length, and then loosely tie your own wrists together with the second length. Can you and your friend untangle yourselves without breaking or untying the string? (No fair slipping the tied loops over your hands!)

Answer:

Pull your friend’s string under the loop on your wrist. Then slip his string over your hand and under your wrist loop again. Voilà, you’ve done it!

Ice Fishing

A boy went ice fishing with his father and his uncle. Altogether they caught nine fish. The father caught one third of the total. The uncle caught twice as many fish as the father did. How many fish did the boy catch?

Answer:

none.

Strolling Puppeteer

To become a strolling puppeteer, you will need: 12″ x 18″ (30 cm. x 45 cm.) piece of heavy cardboard, scissors, ruler, pencil, string, paint, paintbrush, crayons or felt-tip markers, glue, and Bible.

  1. 1.

    To make stage, fold cardboard according to diagram, then punch small holes as shown.

  2. 2.

    Cut out 4″ x 7″ (10 cm. x 18 cm.) opening in center section.

  3. 3.

    Paint cardboard stage.

  4. 4.

    Cut 40″ (1 m.) length of string and thread through holes as illustrated.

  5. 5.

    Tie string ends together at neck so that stage floor is parallel to ground and so that string will fit comfortably over your head.

  6. 6.

    Color finger puppets and cut out. Slightly overlap tabs and glue together.

  7. 7.

    Study story of Daniel and the lions in Daniel 6. [Dan. 6] Now you are ready to present puppet play during family home evening or as a talk in Primary. Try making different finger puppets for other Bible or Book of Mormon characters.