Funstuf

By Ruth Schiefen


CATchy CATs

Many words contain the letters c-a-t. How many of the cat words defined here can you identify?

1. Baseball player

cat __ __ __ __

2. Pleasure trip

__ __ cat __ __ __

3. Wormlike butterfly larva

cat __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

4. Fragile

__ __ __ __ cat __

5. Tall, furry-tipped brown plant

cat __ __ __ __

6. Opening prayer at church

__ __ __ __ cat __ __ __

7. Sauce for hamburgers

cat __ __ __

8. Sprinkle or strew

__ cat __ __ __

9. Book of items for sale

cat __ __ __ __

10. Teach

__ __ __ cat __

Answers:

(1) catcher, (2) vacation, (3) caterpillar, (4) delicate, (5) cattail, (6) invocation, (7) catsup, (8) scatter, (9) catalog, (10) educate.

Hurry Home, Mrs. Mouse

Mrs. Harvest Mouse’s family waits for her inside the little grass house she built in the meadow. Which path should she take to get home with the seeds she has gathered for lunch?

Maze

Fourth Article of Faith

Every word in the Fourth Article of Faith appears at least once in this letter square. Can you find all of them be reading forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally?

G

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“We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.” [A of F 1:4]

Country Quiz

If nations could speak and some said the following about themselves, could you identify the countries?

  1. 1.

    I have the world’s largest land area.

  2. 2.

    I have the world’s largest population.

  3. 3.

    Despite my name, I am the smallest indepedent state in the world.

  4. 4.

    I occupy an entire continent.

  5. 5.

    I am crossed by the equator and take my name from it.

  6. 6.

    A famous canal cuts across me from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

  7. 7.

    I am the largest country in South America.

  8. 8.

    My name is also the name of a fowl.

Answers:

(1) Soviet Union (Russia), (2) China, (3) Vatican City (within Rome, Italy), (4) Australia, (5) Equador, (6) Panama, (7) Brazil, (8) Turkey.

Hidden Fruits

The name of a fruit is hidden in each of these sentences. Find each name by joining adjacent words of parts of words.

Example: The zoo keeper fed the little monkey.

  1. 1.

    Can you shape a charm bracelet from metal scraps?

  2. 2.

    If I go to the concert, I’ll let you know.

  3. 3.

    We bought a stereo for Angelo’s birthday.

  4. 4.

    Nora and her dog, Skip, run every morning before breakfast.

  5. 5.

    Tom at one time thought about becoming an astronaut.

  6. 6.

    Papa yawned involuntarily because he had not slept well.

  7. 7.

    The Yankee baseball cap pleased the new ball girl.

  8. 8.

    Look! Myra is in the backyard, weeding the garden.

  9. 9.

    Carlos sent me long-stemmed roses for my birthday.

  10. 10.

    Customers should shop early for bargains.

  11. 11.

    Use a blender to whip lumps out of homemade ice cream.

  12. 12.

    Before going on his diet, David ate two pieces of custard pie.

Answers:

(1) peach, (2) fig, (3) orange, (4) prune, (5) tomato, (6) papaya, (7) apple, (8) raisin, (9) melon, (10) pear, (11) plum, (12) date.

Origami House

  1. 1.

    Fold a square piece of paper in half. Then fold it in half again to reform a square.

    Origami House
  2. 2.

    Unfold last fold of paper as shown.

    Origami House
  3. 3.

    Fold right and left quarters to middle, then unfold.

    Origami House
  4. 4.

    Fold right and left top corners down, making triangles. Unfold again.

    Origami House
  5. 5.

    Bring right and left sides to middle; open, and flatten small triangles to form larger ones.

    Origami House
  6. 6.

    Draw doors and windows with colored pencils.

Word Stretch

Add appropriate words from the second column to words in the first column to form ten longer words.

1. Card

a. ware

2. Tooth

b. walk

3. Rain

c. boat

4. Class

d. board

5. Sun

e. drop

6. China

f. shine

7. Slap

g. ache

8. Cross

h. stick

9. Bed

i. mate

10. Tug

j. bug

Answers:

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

Spot the Ring

You will need several yards of string and a washer or other small ring. Push end of string through ring and tie string ends together. To play game, everyone except the guesser sits in a circle and holds on to the string with both hands. The guesser stands in the middle. When the guesser says, “Go!”other players slide their hands along string, moving, or pretending to move, ring from person to person around circle. At the call, “Stop!” guesser tries to name person who has ring. If guesser is right, player holding ring exchanges places with guesser. If guesser can’t find ring after two guesses, he is out of game and player choose another guesser. Play stops when only two people are left to hold on to string.