Funstuf

By Helen R. Sattler


Whirly Bird

You will need: two plastic cups, scissors, three 1″-wide (2.5 cm.) strips of plastic 25″ (64 cm.) long (cut from empty bread wrapper or other package wrapping), glue, pipe cleaner (yellow, if possible), crayon, and string.

  1. 1.

    Cut bottoms from cups.

  2. 2.

    Glue one end of plastic strips to middle of one cup bottom, then glue second cup bottom on top.

  3. 3.

    When dry, bend 1 1/2″ (4 cm.) piece of pipe cleaner into a V, and poke it into opposite side of disk to form beak.

  4. 4.

    Draw eyes on both sides of beak.

  5. 5.

    Poke hole just below beak and tie one end of string through hole. Whirl bird around and around. Watch its tail flow.

Something Fishy

Can you find the herring, tuna, cod, perch, salmon, and halibut hidden in these sentences? Example: What route should I take?

  1. 1.

    Grandmother bakes almond cookies.

  2. 2.

    The bride lost her ring.

  3. 3.

    One taco doesn’t satisfy my hunger.

  4. 4.

    “Hal, I buttered your toast.”

  5. 5.

    The grasshopper chewed quickly.

  6. 6.

    Your news will stun almost everyone.

Answers:

(1) salmon, (2) herring, (3) cod, (4) halibut, (5) perch, (6) tuna.

For the Birds

Lisa had $3.50 to spend on supplies for her bird feeder. She bought a box of oatmeal for 70¢, sunflower seeds at 80¢ a pound, and suet from the butcher for $2.00. When she got home, she still had 40¢. How can that be?

Answer:

Lisa bought only a half pound of sunflower seeds.

Can You Do It?

All of the answers begin with can.

1. Type of boat

can __ __

2. Name of a country

Can __ __ __

3. Kind of melon

can __ __ __ __ __ __ __

4. Something sweet

can __ __

5. Word meaning dog

can __ __ __

6. Singing bird

can __ __ __

7. Walking stick

can __

8. Waterway

can __ __

9. Something waxy that burns

can __ __ __

10. Narrow valley

can __ __ __

Answers:

(1) canoe, (2) Canada, (3) cantaloupe, (4) candy, (5) canine, (6) canary, (7) cane, (8) canal, (9) candle, (10) canyon.

The Wandering Children of Israel

Help the wandering children of Israel find where they are going. Write each letter in bottom box to which it is connected. The correctly solved puzzle will tell you where they will finally arrive. In this puzzle one poor fellow will wander around and not make it.

Puzzle