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By Erma Reynolds


There’s Work to Do

Unscramble the occupation or profession on the left; then match each one with the appropriate work described on the right.

1. Raitlo

a. Helps put out fires

2. Earchet

b. Cuts and styles hair

3. Trepnerac

c. Makes and mends clothes

4. Hemrot

d. Builds wooden structures

5. Fhrefirtieg

e. Usually works in a school

6. Nedsitt

f. Flies airplanes

7. Abenrk

g. Keeps a loving home

8. Topli

h. Helps keep teeth healthy

9. Bearrb

i. Installs or repairs pipes and fixtures

10. Earfmr

j. Plants, irrigates, and harvests crops

11. Ublemrp

k. Helps people save or borrow money

Answers:

(1) tailor—c, (2) teacher—e, (3) carpenter—d, (4) mother—g, (5) firefighter—a, (6) dentist—h, (7) banker—k, (8) pilot—f, (9) barber—b, (10) farmer—j, (11) plumber—i.

Word Diamond

After reading the clues, fill in the answers so that the puzzle reads the same both down and across.

   

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  1. 1.

    Adding this letter makes most words plural.

  2. 2.

    _____, white, and blue.

  3. 3.

    Number of days in a week.

  4. 4.

    Tiny drops of water on grass in morning.

  5. 5.

    Fourteenth letter in the English alphabet.

Answers:

(1) s, (2) red, (3) seven, (4) dew, (5) n.

Partner Match

Match each word in the numbered column with its partner in the lettered column to give a new meaning to both words.

1. Dish

a. Way

2. Pen

b. Slope

3. Door

c. Skate

4. Bath

d. Board

5. Ski

e. Pal

6. Ball

f. Booth

7. Skate

g. Cabinet

8. Phone

h. Tub

9. Roller

i. Player

10. China

j. Pan

Answers:

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

In the Merry Month of May

MAY is the FIFTH month of the YEAR, and it has THIRTY-ONE days. It was named for MAIA, the goddess of SPRING in Roman mythology.

The first day of this month is called MAY DAY. On this day children in some parts of the world DANCE around a MAYPOLE that is decorated with FLOWERS. In the Soviet Union and some other countries, May first is known as LABOR Day, a day when working people are honored.

One flower commonly associated with May is the LILY OF THE VALLEY. And the birthstone for this MONTH is the EMERALD.

The first permanent ENGLISH settlement established in America was JAMESTOWN in what is now the state of VIRGINIA. This settlement was established on May 14, 1607. On May 9, 1926, Admiral RICHARD BYRD made the first flight to the NORTH POLE. On May 5, 1961, ALAN SHEPARD became the first AMERICAN and SECOND person to travel in SPACE.

MEMORIAL Day is a May HOLIDAY; and, of course, on the second SUNDAY in the MERRY month of May, MOTHER’S DAY is celebrated.

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Storybook Arithmetic

  1. 1.

    Write the number of blackbirds baked in a pie.

  2. 2.

    ADD the hour the mouse ran down the clock.

  3. 3.

    SUBTRACT the hour Cinderella had to leave the ball.

  4. 4.

    ADD the number of dwarfs in the story Snow White.

  5. 5.

    MULTIPLY this total by how many kittens lost their mittens.

  6. 6.

    DIVIDE this score by the number of Old King Cole’s fiddlers.

  7. 7.

    MULTIPLY this score by how many bears Goldilocks met.

  8. 8.

    ADD the number of Ali Baba’s thieves.

  9. 9.

    Your answer should be the number of years Sleeping Beauty slumbered.

Answers:

(1) 24, (2) 1, (3) 12, (4) 7, (5) 3, (6) 3, (7) 3, (8) 40, (9) 100.

Women in History

Can you identify these women in Church history? Match the descriptions with the names.

1. Eliza R. Snow

a. First woman in United States to be elected a state senator

2. Aurelia Spencer Rogers

b. Mother of first prophet in this dispensation

3. Romania Bunnell Pratt Penrose

c. First president of the Young Women

4. Emma Hale Smith

d. President of the first Primary

5. Lucy Mack Smith

e. First president of the Relief Society

6. Martha Hughes Cannon

f. Well-known poet and author

7. Elmina Shephard Taylor

g. First woman medical doctor in Utah

Answers:

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