Funstuf

By Agnes Kempton


Brothers and Sisters of the Bible

Can you match the brothers and sisters in the first column with the right sisters and brothers in the second column?

1. Moses

a. Benjamin

2. Jacob

b. John

3. Martha

c. Abel

4. Solomon

d. Aaron

5. Peter

e. Martha

6. Cain

f. Esau

7. Joseph

g. Lazarus

8. Mary

h. Absalom

9. James

i. Andrew

Answers:

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

Jar Lid Skill Game

Jar lid games are fun to make and can be used as gifts or for party favors. You will need: clean mayonnaise jar lid, four or five BB pellets, rubber band, ice pick, glue, scissors, clear food wrapping, and small picture.

  1. 1.

    Carefully pry cardboard liner from inside jar lid, glue picture to reverse side, and trim to same size as liner.

  2. 2.

    Poke holes a little smaller that BB pellets through picture and lid liner.

  3. 3.

    Replace liner firmly inside jar lid with picture side out. Put as many pellets into lid as you have holes.

  4. 4.

    Spread glue around top edge of upside-down lid. Stretch food wrapping over top to seal in pellets. Slip rubber band around food wrapping and lid to hold wrapping in place until glue dries.

  5. 5.

    Trim off excess wrapping, and test your skill at filling each hole with a BB pellet.

Valentine Stickers

Dissolve one tablespoon unflavored gelatin in two tablespoons very hot water. Brush mixture on backs of valentine designs drawn on paper. Let dry. Cut out stickers, moisten, and stick on whatever you’d like.

Funny Furnishings

Change one letter in each word below to find the name for some type of furnishing you might see in a house.

  1. 1.

    Beg

  2. 2.

    Rub

  3. 3.

    Camp

  4. 4.

    Soft

  5. 5.

    Dusk

  6. 6.

    Cloak

  7. 7.

    Cable

  8. 8.

    Store

  9. 9.

    Chain

  10. 10.

    Grape

Answers:

(1) bed, (2) rug, (3) lamp, (4) sofa, (5) desk, (6) clock, (7) table, (8) stove, (9) chair, (10) drape.

Heavenly Father’s World

This list of words can be found in the letter maze by reading up, down, forward, backward, or diagonally. Encircle each one as you find it. The eight letters left will form a word that is a clue to the immensity of space.

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Neptune

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Nova

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Temperature

Cold

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Orbital

Saturn

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Io

Outer Space

Skylab

Turn

Cosmos

Jupiter

Planets

Solar System

Universe

Earth

Mariner

Pluto

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Uranus

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Mars

Poles

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Mercury

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Answer:

infinity

Homophone Hodgepodge

Circle the right answer for each question.

1. Which one is a fish?

Sole

Soul

2. Which one means to rule?

Rain

Reign

3. Which one do you usually eat?

Role

Roll

4. Which one is a chess piece?

Knight

Night

5. Which one is a mineral?

Quarts

Quartz

6. Which one is part of a boat?

Sail

Sale

7. Which one supports a government?

Tacks

Tax

8. Which one burns?

Wood

Would

9. Which one flies?

Plain

Plane

10. Which one is measured for a pair of trousers?

Waist

Waste

Answers:

(1) sole, (2) reign, (3) roll, (4) knight, (5) quartz, (6) sail, (7) tax, (8) wood, (9) plane, (10) waist.

Spring-Cleaning

When Rory Raccoon got ready to do his spring-cleaning, he was amazed at how many things he’d collected during the year. To find out how many things he’d collected, fill in the correct numbers. (Just one digit per square.)

Crossword puzzle

  • A.

    55 glass and 7 clay marbles

  • B.

    One less than 3 times 8 pieces of yarn

  • C.

    8 washcloths and 8 towels

  • D.

    2/5 of 25 acorns

  • E.

    135 forks, 52 knives, and 168 spoons

  • F.

    200 more than 176 ripe red raspberries

  • G.

    11 dozen parts for model airplanes plus a tube of glue

  • K.

    3 cartons, each with 7 small boxes in them

  • M.

    30 nickels in each of five piggy banks

  • P.

    79 fewer than 1,000 broken crayon pieces

  • R.

    2 pictures of each state in the United Stated and 1 of Washington D.C.

  • T.

    6 piles of 9 colored streamers

  • U.

    5 sets of tricycle wheels

  • A.

    32 1/2 pairs of green socks

  • B.

    15 striped, 8 polka-dot, and 6 plain ties

  • C.

    7 buttons and 5 snaps

  • D.

    4 pairs of tennis shoes, 2 pairs of house slippers, and the old shoe that Mussy Muskrat brought over

  • E.

    3 dozen handkerchiefs

  • F.

    Enough pennies to equal 3 dimes

  • G.

    7 T-shirts with designs and 4 plain ones

  • H.

    7 crickets and 10 each of 7 kinds of beetles

  • I.

    9 apple cores, 6 orange peels, and 28 broken crackers

  • J.

    Half of 104 peanuts

  • L.

    31 old and 30 new sweaters

  • N.

    20 toy frogs and 12 tin crickets

  • O.

    8 old valentines and 11 bows

  • Q.

    5 Halloween party favors, 2 pirate hats, and 44 ears of corn

  • S.

    1/4 of 100,000 weed seeds plus 1 thistle

  • V.

    7 posters and 7 pennants

  • W.

    4 pillows, 5 blankets, and 6 sheets

Answers:

Across—(A) 65, (B) 29, (C) 12, (D) 13, (E) 36, (F) 30, (G) 11, (H) 77, (I) 43, (J) 52, (L) 61, (N) 32, (O) 19, (Q) 51, (S) 25,001, (V) 14, (W) 15. Down—(A) 62, (B) 23, (C) 16, (D) 10, (E) 355, (F) 376, (G) 133, (K) 21, (M) 150, (P) 921, (R) 101, (T) 54, (U) 15.