Funstuf

By Mabelle B. McGuire


Winter

All the words in the list can be found in the letter square by reading forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally. Two leftover letters form a happy greeting.

S

F

E

B

R

U

A

R

Y

G

K

S

I

C

I

C

L

E

R

N

A

W

C

R

I

N

K

C

A

I

T

O

I

H

E

C

H

O

U

T

I

N

H

N

O

P

I

L

N

S

N

S

G

H

T

O

L

D

A

A

G

R

A

I

N

E

L

A

J

O

S

A

M

T

S

I

R

H

C

C

I

R

E

B

M

E

C

E

D

E

Christmas

February

Hockey

January

School

Coasting

Fireplace

Ice

Out

Skating

Cold

Game

Icicle

Rain

Snow

December

Hill

In

Rink

Winter

Answer:

leftover letters—“Hi!”

Make a Parachute

You will need: four 12″ (30.5 cm) pieces of string, paper napkin, cork or other light object.

Tie piece of string to each corner of napkin. Then tie four loose ends to cork (see illustration). Hold parachute by middle of napkin and let it fall.

Parachute

Big and Little

Which circle is the largest—A, B, or C?

Big and Little

Answer:

C.

Snow Brick Fort

You can make a fort out of snow by using a metal bread or meat-loaf pan for a brick mold. Pack snow into mold, turn it upside down, tap bottom of mold lightly, and you have a snow brick! If snow is too dry to pack well, sprinkle water on snow very lightly before packing it into mold.

Build each wall layer by layer, placing bricks side by side with long sides together. Lightly pack snow into any gaps between bricks.

What’s New

Can you name these geographical places? They all begin with the word new.

  1. 1.

    Four states of the United States

  2. 2.

    A Canadian province

  3. 3.

    Land of the Maori people

  4. 4.

    An Australian state

  5. 5.

    Second largest island in the world

Answers:

(1) New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, (2) Newfoundland, (3) New Zealand, (4) New South Wales, (5) New Guinea.

Sharing the Gospel

Missionaries have always been important to the growth of the Church. Match each description on the right with the appropriate name/s of the valiant men on the left.

1. Samuel Smith

a. Converted thousands of people in England

2. Paul

b. Special missionary and friend to the Indians and twelfth President of the Church

3. Wilford Woodruff

c. Apostle who taught gospel to many soon after Christ’s death

4. Alma and Alma the Younger

d. Early missionary of the restored Church

5. LeGrand Richards

e. Great missionaries to the Lamanites

6. Joseph F. Smith

f. Well-known missionary and apostle who wrote A Marvelous Work and a Wonder

7. Spencer W. Kimball

g. Father and son who taught the Nephites

8. Sons of Mosiah

h. Served as missionary in Hawaii at age fifteen and later became President of the Church

Answers:

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

Ski Fun

Can you ski to the bottom of the hill without crossing any lines?

Caught in the Middle

Change the capitalized words into different words by adding a letter at each end.

For example: __PIN__ can be changed into a backbone by adding an S and an E—SPINE.

  1. 1.

    Change __TON__ into a rock.

  2. 2.

    Change __RAN__ into a long-legged bird.

  3. 3.

    Change __ONE__ into a sticky sweetener.

  4. 4.

    Change __LOCK__ into cube-shaped toys.

  5. 5.

    Change __TEA__ into a cut of meat.

  6. 6.

    Change __ROW__ into a color.

  7. 7.

    Change __PAD__ into a tool for digging.

  8. 8.

    Change __COW__ into a frown.

  9. 9.

    Change __ATE__ into melted ice.

  10. 10.

    Change __OWE__ into a grass cutter.

Answers:

(1) stone, (2) crane, (3) honey, (4) blocks, (5) steak, (6) brown, (7) spade, (8) scowl, (9) water, (10) mower.

Fun by Fours

Each word below begins and ends with the same letter. Can you identify the words from the definitions given?

1. A __ __ A

1. Surface within closed border

2. B __ __ B

2. Part of lamp

3. D __ __ D

3. Action

4. E __ __ E

4. One of the Great Lakes

5. H __ __ H

5. Opposite of low

6. K __ __ K

6. Hit with foot

7. N __ __ N

7. Midday

8. O __ __ O

8. Midwestern state

9. P __ __ P

9. Sound chick makes

10. R __ __ R

10. Loud, deep cry

11. S __ __ S

11. Talk back rudely

12. T __ __ T

12. Sound horn makes

Answers:

(1) area, (2) bulb, (3) deed, (4) Erie, (5) high, (6) kick, (7) noon, (8) Ohio, (9) peep, (10) roar, (11) sass, (12) foot

In the Beginning

Fill in the crossword puzzle by finding what the Lord created on the first day of creation. The numbered pictures are your clues. The answers can be found in the scripture written by each picture.

Crossword puzzle

Applause

There are more than twenty three-letter words hiding in the word applause. How many can you find by rearranging the letters? Use each letter only once in each word. If you find twelve or more words, give yourself a big round of applause!

Answers:

ala, ale, alp, ape, asp, els, lap, lea, pal, pap, pas, pea, pep, pup, sal, sap, sea, spa, sue, sup, ups, use.

A Cold Game

There’s ice in every synonym or definition below. Can you complete the words?

1. Pleasant

__ ice

2. White or brown grain

__ ice

3. To cut into small cubes

__ ice

4. Rodents

__ ice

5. Two times

__ __ ice

6. Serving of cake

__ __ ice

7. Cinnamon or nutmeg

__ __ ice

8. Cost of something

__ __ ice

Answers:

(1) nice, (2) rice, (3) dice, (4) mice, (5) twice, (6) slice, (7) spice, (8) price.