Funstuf

By Jane K. Priewe


Critters

Hidden within the letter square are the word bug, a commonly used synonym for insect, and the names of thirty-one small insects or other creepy crawlies. Bug and the twenty-eight small creatures listed here can be found by reading up, down, backward, forward, and diagonally. The names of three additional insects can be found by reading the unused letters from left to right, beginning at the top.

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Ant

Centipede

Hornet

Mantis

Stinkbug

Aphid

Dragonfly

Katydid

Mayfly

Tick

Bee

Earwig

Leafhopper

Mosquito

Walkingstick

Beetle

Flea

Lice (plural of louse)

Moth

Wasp

Bug

Fly

Roach

Weevil

Butterfly

Answers:

cicada, cricket, firefly.

A Fishy Question

  • SALM __ N

  • TRO __ T

  • __ UNA

  • BAS __

  • HERR __ NG

  • CO __

  • P __ RCH

Answer:

outside.

The Priesthood

Fill in the crossword puzzle according to the numbers on the blank lines. Note: the A following a number stands for Across, the D stands for Down.

  • The three men who restored the Melchizedek Priesthood are 9A, 4A, and 1A.

    8A __ __ (three words) returned to earth to restore the Aaronic Priesthood.

  • Three offices in the Melchizedek Priesthood are 6A, 11A, and 2D __ (2 words).

  • A worthy male member of the Church twelve years of age or older can be ordained a 10D, and he can pass the sacrament.

  • A 3D helps prepare the sacrament. He is usually ordained to this office at age fourteen.

  • At age sixteen or older, a worthy male member of the Church can be ordained a 7D. He can then bless the sacrament, and he also has the authority to baptize.

  • The 12A Priesthood is the lesser priesthood and is named after the brother of Moses.

  • The 5D Priesthood is referred to as the higher priesthood and is named after a great high priest who lived during the time of the prophet Abraham.

Answers:

Across—(1) John, (4) James, (6) elder, (8) John the Baptist, (9) Peter, (11) seventy, (12) Aaronic. Down—(2) high priest, (3) teacher, (5) Melchizedek, (7) priest, (10) deacon.

Word Square

Place the six words in the square so that three words read across and three read down. Try making word squares of your own.

Word square

Answers:

T O E W A Y O R E

Addition

Using the clues in the parentheses, add a letter to either the beginning or the end of each word listed to make a new word.

Example: Low (a farm implement) Answer: Plow

  1. 1.

    Rail (path)

  2. 2.

    Ski (light, hopping step)

  3. 3.

    Ear (twelve months)

  4. 4.

    Word (weapon)

  5. 5.

    Ranch (bough or limb)

  6. 6.

    Lock (timepiece)

  7. 7.

    Plum (chubby)

  8. 8.

    Team (vapor)

  9. 9.

    Ink (section of chain)

  10. 10.

    Each (fruit)

Answers:

(1) trail, (2) skip, (3) year, (4) sword, (5) branch, (6) clock, (7) plump, (8) steam, (9) link, (10) peach.

Old Testament Anagrams

Rearrange the letters of the word/words to spell the names of ten Old Testament books.

  1. 1.

    Hi, Mac

  2. 2.

    Nailed

  3. 3.

    I jam here

  4. 4.

    A hose

  5. 5.

    He rest

  6. 6.

    So am

  7. 7.

    Hurt

  8. 8.

    Cat see slices

  9. 9.

    You dent more

  10. 10.

    A last mention

Answers:

(1) Micah, (2) Daniel, (3) Jeremiah, (4) Hosea, (5) Esther, (6) Amos, (7) Ruth, (8) Ecclesiastes, (9) Deuteronomy, (10) Lamentations.

Name the Brands

In the twilight of his life, Orrin Porter Rockwell raised horses on a ranch out on the Skull Valley flats west of Salt Lake City. Porter was well-known as a superior judge of horseflesh, and horses bearing his O.P. or cedar-tree brand were much sought after. Many of these wiry and long-winded steeds were descendants of the fleet-footed Pony Express and stage-line horses.

See if you can figure out what the names of the brands pictured here are. Then design your own brand to mark your books or to use on notes to your friends. For example, if your name is Allen and you are very tall, (big A) could be your brand. If your name is Carrie and you run very fast, (lightning C) could be your brand.

Brands

Answers:

(1) Lazy F, (2) Bar D, (3) Tabletop, (4) Twin Peaks, (5) Tall Hat, (6) Square B, (7) Flying W, (8) Broken Arrow, (9) Circle J, (10) Anvil.

Scripture Animals

Some of the animals mentioned in the scriptures are pictured on this page. Find the picture that completes each story, and write the name of that animal in the appropriate blank. Think of other animals mentioned in the scriptures and draw pictures of them. Describe each situation, and see if family members can guess what animal fits each story.

Frogs

1. Elijah was a prophet of God. During a terrible famine when there was no food, the Lord sent ______ to feed Elijah. They brought him bread and meat. (See 1 Kgs. 17:6.)

Lion

2. Abraham sent his servant to find a worthy wife for his son Isaac. As Isaac was in the fields one evening, he saw the servant and his (Isaac’s) bride-to-be, Rebekah, coming on their ______. (See Gen. 24:63.)

Horses

3. Ammon went on a mission to the Lamanites. He offered to be a servant to the king to show that he was his friend. The Lord helped Ammon save the king’s flocks from some wicked men. While the other servants were telling the king about Ammon’s bravery, Ammon was busy feeding the king’s ______. (See Alma 18:9.)

Camels

4. When Moses was trying to get the Israelites out of Egypt, the Lord sent plagues upon Pharaoh and the Egyptians. One was a plague of ______, which went into their houses, their beds, and their ovens—and even upon the people! (See Ex. 8:3.)

Ravens

5. Samson was a strong man. One day he killed a ______ with his bare hands when it attacked him. (See Judg. 14:5–6.)

Answers:

(1) ravens, (2) camels, (3) horses, (4) frogs, (5) lion.