Funstuf

By Crane Delbert Bennett


Biblical Twelves

Crossword puzzle

Across

  1. 2.

    Jairus’s only daughter was about twelve _____ of age at the time she was raised from the dead by Jesus. (See Luke 8:42.)

  2. 5.

    Twelve close followers of Jesus to whom he gave power against unclean spirits. (See Matt. 10:1.)

  3. 6.

    Solomon appointed these twelve men to be in charge of all Israel. (See 1 Kgs. 4:7.)

  4. 7.

    A woman wore twelve of these in her crown. (See Rev. 12:1.)

Down

  1. 1.

    The twelve sons of Jacob became _____. (See Acts 7:8.)

  2. 3.

    Twelve _____ were given to the princes of Israel by Moses. (See Num. 17:6.)

  3. 4.

    Ahijah’s new garment was rent into a dozen _____. (See 1 Kgs. 11:30.)

  4. 6.

    Three _____ looked in each direction. (See 1 Kgs. 7:25.)

Answers:

Across—(2) years, (5) disciples, (6) officers, (7) stars. Down—(1) patriarchs, (3) rods, (4) pieces, (6) oxen.

Mirrorless Mirror Art

To make this kind of mirror art, you will need: paper, tape, and crayons or colored pens.

  1. 1.

    Tape paper to table, desk, or floor so that it won’t slip.

  2. 2.

    With crayon or colored pen in each hand, use both hands at same time to make designs or pictures in which the left side is the mirror image of the right side.

Inventions and Inventors

Match each invention in the numbered column with the appropriate inventor in the lettered column.

1. Mercury thermometer

a. Linus Yale, Jr.

2. Vulcanized rubber

b. William Burroughs

3. Air brake

c. Ferdinand von Zeppelin

4. Commercial adding machine

d. Samuel Colt

5. Long, oval airship

e. Jacob Schick

6. Electric battery

f. Charles Goodyear

7. Electric shaver

g. George Westinghouse

8. Condensed milk process

h. Hans Geiger

9. Elevator with safety devices

i. Gabriel D. Fahrenheit

10. Modern railway sleeping car

j. Willis H. Carrier

11. Bunsen burner

k. Gail Borden

12. Key-operated cylinder lock

l. Alessandro Volta

13. Geiger counter

m. George M. Pullman

14. Repeating pistol

n. Robert W. Bunsen

15. Modern air-conditioning system

o. Elisha G. Otis

Answers:

(1) i, (2) f, (3) g, (4) b, (5) c, (6) l, (7) e, (8) k, (9) o, (10) m, (11) n, (12) a, (13) h, (14) d, (15) j.

Good Health

Find the listed words, which can be associated with good health, by reading forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally.

N

E

M

O

S

E

L

O

H

W

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S

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G

A

M

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A

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C

A

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A

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C

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F

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P

L

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P

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F

A

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H

A

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G

P

T

E

D

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P

O

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Y

M

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I

X

Y

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D

O

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F

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J

G

N

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D

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Dance

Good

More

Sing

Exercise

Happy

Nutrition

Sleep

Fit

Health

Pure

Start

Food

Hours

Regular

Water

Fun

Hygiene

Run

Wholesome

Games

Jump

Safety

 

Pyramid

Starting with row 2, add a letter to those of the previous row, then rearrange the letters to make a word fitting the definition for that row.

Word pyramid
  1. 2.

    While

  2. 3.

    Tree fluid

  3. 4.

    Cushions worn by football players

  4. 5.

    Digging tool

  5. 6.

    Curtains

  6. 7.

    Colorful shows with marchers and floats

Answers:

(2) as, (3)sap, (4) pads, (5) spade, (6) drapes, (7) parades.

Dancing Dickeybird Puppet

To make dancing dickeybird puppet, you will need: white cardboard; crayons; sharp pencil; scissors; four 6″ (15 cm), two 10″ (25 cm), and one 9″ (23 cm) piece of thread the same color as your bird.

  1. 1.

    Trace bird’s body, wings, and legs onto cardboard. Color and cut out.

  2. 2.

    With pencil point, carefully make five small holes in body, two in each wing, and one in each leg (see illustration.)

  3. 3.

    Double all thread for extra strength. Use 6″ (15 cm) pieces to loosely tie wings and legs to body.

  4. 4.

    Cut 8″ x 1/2″ (20 cm x 1.5 cm) strip of cardboard, and notch in middle and 1″ (2.5 cm) from each end.

  5. 5.

    Tie doubled 10″ (25 cm) threads to wings and to ends of cardboard strip; tie remaining doubled thread to head and to middle of cardboard strip (see illustration.)

  6. 6.

    Hold strip in one hand and shake it gently. Dickeybird puppet will flap its wings and kick its legs as if it were dancing.

Dancing bird