Funstuf

By June Swanson


AtTENtion

Fill in the blanks after the word ten to spell ten other words.

  1. 1.

    Ten __ __ __ (game played with a racket)

  2. 2.

    Ten __ __ __ (gentle)

  3. 3.

    Ten __ __ (feeling nervous)

  4. 4.

    Ten __ (camp shelter)

  5. 5.

    Ten __ __ __ __ __ (apartment building)

  6. 6.

    Ten __ __ __ (target of bowling ball)

  7. 7.

    Ten __ __ __ __ __ (arm of an octopus)

  8. 8.

    Ten __ __ __ __ __ __ (state in U.S.)

  9. 9.

    Ten __ (take care of)

  10. 10.

    Ten __ __ __ __ __ __ __ (inexperienced beginner)

Answers:

(1) tennis, (2) tender, (3) tense, (4) tent, (5) tenement, (6) tenpin, (7) tentacle, (8) Tennessee, (9) tend, (10) tenderfoot.

Words and Pictures

Place the word that describes each pictured item in the appropriate blanks of the crossword puzzle. Note: A means Across; D means Down.

Answers:

Across—(3) giraffe, (4) acorn, (5) earring, (7) elbow, (8) bicycle. Down—(1) car, (2) hoe, (3) goose, (4) arrow, (6) globe, (8) bat, (9) cat.

Turnabout Riddles

The answer to the second line of each riddle is the reverse spelling of the answer to the first line of the riddle.

  1. 1.

    In tennis, the ball must go over me; Turn me about, and a number I’ll be.

  2. 2.

    I’m good at dusting or washing the dishes, But turned about, I am one of the fishes.

  3. 3.

    I bring your groceries home from the store; Turned about means that I talk evermore.

  4. 4.

    Rivers do this, whether shallow or deep; Turned about I just might eat a shall sheep.

  5. 5.

    On top of the stove you can cook soup in me; Turned about, I’m not the bottom, you’ll see.

  6. 6.

    I hold back rivers and make a large lake; But turn me about, into anger I break.

  7. 7.

    I’m a short way to say two thousand pounds; Turn me about, I make a negative sound.

  8. 8.

    The name that we share when you keep cat and dog; Is turned about by a stair make from a log.

Answers:

(1) net, ten; (2) rag, gar; (3) bag, gab; (4) flow, wolf; (5) pot, top; (6) dam, mad; (7) ton, not; (8) pets, step.

Travel Game Board

To make a game board for two games you can play while traveling in a car, you will need: 12″ x 12″ (30 cm x 30 cm) floor tile or cardboard, two 12″ x 12″ (30 cm x 30 cm) pieces of felt, scissors, glue, black felt-tip pen, ruler, and two colors of felt (different from color of 12″ (30 cm) felt squares) for game pieces.

Glue one felt square onto each side of tile or cardboard. On side for ticktacktoe, mark three rows of three 4″ (10 cm) squares with felt-tip pen to form squares.

For miniature checkerboard on other side, make six rows of six 2″ (5 cm) squares, blacking in alternate squares. (Checkers, six per player, are placed on opposite sides of board on nonblack squares and move only diagonally.)

Cut out six 1 1/2″ (4 cm) circles from each color of remaining felt. Draw an X on one side of circles for kings in checkers. Felt circles serve as markers for both games.

Biblical Fathers

By reading forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally, see if you can find the names of these twenty-four fathers who are mentioned in the Bible.

D

A

V

I

D

S

A

M

U

E

L

A

R

O

Z

A

L

B

C

O

A

D

Z

E

F

J

G

U

M

E

H

S

H

H

E

I

J

E

A

K

A

L

M

E

M

N

B

O

J

S

D

P

D

J

R

S

A

H

E

H

A

S

E

J

A

P

E

T

H

P

D

A

I

E

B

C

T

N

B

A

A

E

E

N

R

S

O

L

O

M

O

N

R

S

E

A

U

B

E

M

U

N

A

P

B

O

A

K

S

C

A

A

S

I

Z

U

A

J

Z

L

Z

A

O

H

C

E

L

E

M

I

L

E

Abraham

Elimelech

Moses

Adam

Elkanah

Noah

Amon

Ham

Obed

Asa

Isaac

Samuel

Azor

Jacob

Saul

Boaz

Jairus

Shem

David

Jesse

Solomon

Eli

Joseph

Zebedee