Funstuf

By Patricia S. Voldberg


Let’s Make a Barometer

To make a barometer that will record coming weather changes, you will need: empty bottle, piece of balloon, rubber band, glue and toothpick. Place piece of balloon over mouth of jar and secure tightly with rubber band (see illustration). You have trapped air inside bottle with the air pressure of that moment. A decrease in pressure outside the jar expands the balloon (stormy weather); an increase depresses it (fair weather). By gluing toothpick to one side of balloon (see illustration). it will be easier for you to see any changes in air pressure, which will alert you to coming weather changes. Keep baromemter away from direct sunlight ot other heat source that might cause trapped air to expand.

Latter-day Prophets

Find and circle the names of all the latter-day prophets by reading forward, backward, down, and diagonally.

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Heber J. Grant

Brigham Young

George Albert Smith

John Taylor

David O. McKay

Wilford Woodruff

Joseph Fielding Smith

Lorenzo Snow

Harold B. Lee

Joseph F. Smith

Spencer W. Kimball

Rhyming Clothes

What might you wear that rhymes with each word below?

  1. 1.

    Dirt

  2. 2.

    Boat

  3. 3.

    Hoots

  4. 4.

    Press

  5. 5.

    Crest

  6. 6.

    Mouse

  7. 7.

    Locks

  8. 8.

    Shoves

  9. 9.

    Better

  10. 10.

    Kittens

Answers:

(1) shirt or skirt, (2) coat, (3) boots, (4) dress, (5) vest, (6) blouse, (7) socks, (8) gloves, (9) sweater, (10) mittens.

Hidden Birds

A name of a bird is hidden in each of these sentences. (Example: Mac ran each race.) See how quickly you can spot the eagle, owl, starling, swan, ostrich, heron, cardinal, and wren.

  1. 1.

    Put the card in a litter basket.

  2. 2.

    The movie star lingered nervously.

  3. 3.

    Did you see a gleaner in the field?

  4. 4.

    Which cake is most rich in calories?

  5. 5.

    We saw Renoir’s paintings at the gallery.

  6. 6.

    Now listen to the difference.

  7. 7.

    The lambs wandered across the meadow.

  8. 8.

    I saw her on television.

Baseball Fun

What other word can you find in each baseball term? Read the clues, then delete some letters from the baseball terms and rearrange the remaining ones to spell the words that fit the clues.

1. Find a pastry in UMPIRE

__ __ __

2. Find a place for scientific experiments in BALL.

__ __ __

3. Find a man’s title in STRIKE.

__ __ __

4. Find a pan cover in INFIELD.

__ __ __

5. Find part of a boat in STADIUM.

__ __ __ __

6. Find something sticky in LEAGUE.

__ __ __ __

7. Find part of a bicycle in TRIPLE.

__ __ __ __

8. Find a rip in BATTER.

__ __ __ __

9. Find a sound a bird or an insect makes in PITCHER.

__ __ __ __ __

10. Find a planet in CATCHER.

__ __ __ __ __

Answers:

(1) pie, (2) lab, (3) sir, (4) lid, (5) mast, (6) glue, (7) tire, (8) tear, (9) chirp, (10) earth.

Subtraction

Subtract all the letters of the second word from the first word. Then write the remaining letter in the blank provided. When you have finished, read the leftover letters downward to find something most students look forward to.

Example: Zebra - bear = z

  1. 1.

    Stove - toes = __

  2. 2.

    Paste - step = __

  3. 3.

    Peach - heap = __

  4. 4.

    Grain - ring = __

  5. 5.

    Store - rose = __

  6. 6.

    Field - fled = __

  7. 7.

    Spoil - lips = __

  8. 8.

    Grand - drag = __

Answer:

vacation

A Noisy Puzzle

Match the sound on the left with the animal or bird on the right that makes that sound.

1. Meow

a. Rooster

2. Baa

b. Owl

3. Moo

c. Bird

4. Cock-a-doodle-doo

d. Sheep

5. Hoot

e. Bee

6. Quack

f. Cat

7. Chirp

g. Pig

8. Buzz

h. Turkey

9. Grunt

i. Duck

10. Gobble

j. Cow

Answers:

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