Funstuf

By Jim Conrad


Nations of the World

Find the name of each nation in the list by reading forward, backward, down, up, or diagonally.

           

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Austria

Gabon

Italy

Morocco

Poland

Canada

Ghana

Laos

Nepal

Singapore

Chad

Greece

Lesotho

Nigeria

Somalia

China

Haiti

Liberia

Oman

Spain

Czechoslovakia

India

Luxembourg

Panama

Togo

Egypt

Iran

Mali

Paraguay

Yugoslavia

Fiji

Iraq

Malta

Peru

 

Rhyming Is Fun

Every answer to the clues below rhymes with the other answers. How many can you get?

  1. 1.

    Member of the tribe of Judah

  2. 2.

    Sky color

  3. 3.

    Female sheep

  4. 4.

    Adhesive

  5. 5.

    What a cow “says”

  6. 6.

    Opposite of old

  7. 7.

    People who work on a ship

  8. 8.

    Pretty scene

  9. 9.

    Something a detective looks for

  10. 10.

    Church bench

Answers:

(1) Jew, (2) blue, (3) ewe, (4) glue, (5) moo, (6) new, (7) crew, (8) view, (9) clue, (10) pew.

Double Trouble

Use the clues to spell these double-l words.

  1. 1.

    Plant used for Christmas decoration __ __ LL __

  2. 2.

    Cold __ __ __ LL __

  3. 3.

    Song sung to babies __ __ LL __ __ __

  4. 4.

    Not deep __ __ __ LL __ __

  5. 5.

    Candy on a stick __ __ LL __ __ __ __

  6. 6.

    Center circle on a target __ __ LL’ __-__ __ __

  7. 7.

    Fastest gait of a horse __ __ LL __ __

  8. 8.

    Team sport __ __ LL __ __ __ __ LL

  9. 9.

    Full of fun and high spirits __ __ LL __

  10. 10.

    South American mammal LL __ __ __

  11. 11.

    Frying pan __ __ __ LL __ __

  12. 12.

    Reptile __ LL __ __ __ __ __ __

Answers:

(1) holly, (2) chilly, (3) lullaby, (4) shallow, (5) lollipop, (6) bull’s-eye, (7) gallop, (8) volleyball, (9) jolly, (10) llama, (11) skillet, (12) alligator.

Turn-Abouts

In each sentence, rearrange the same set of missing letters to form two different words. For example: Once I ate a five-scoop ice-cream cone.

  1. 1.

    __ __ __ __ banging those __ __ __ __ and pans!

  2. 2.

    Open the __ __ __ __ to let the paint __ __ __ __ escape.

  3. 3.

    The __ __ __ __ __ galloped along the sea__ __ __ __ __

  4. 4.

    Quickly the pirate dug a hole to __ __ __ __ the __ __ __ __.

  5. 5.

    The fishermen told at __ __ __ __ __ a dozen tall __ __ __ __ __.

  6. 6.

    Her happy __ __ __ __ __ disappeared after she’d walked several __ __ __ __ __.

  7. 7.

    I __ __ __ __ when I hear the school bell __ __ __ __ for dismissal.

  8. 8.

    Chewing __ __ __ is stuck on the bottom of my __ __ __.

  9. 9.

    Tracy bought a stuffed __ __ __ __ at the garage __ __ __ __.

  10. 10.

    The policeman locked the __ __ __ __ __ __ money in his desk __ __ __ __ __ __.

Answers:

(1) stop, pots; (2) door, odor; (3) horse, shore; (4) bury, ruby; (5) least, tales; (6) smile, miles; (7) grin, ring; (8) gum, mug; (9) seal, sale; (10) reward, drawer.

What Mi Lee Shared

For this story you will need 5″ x 6″ (12.5 cm x 15 cm) piece of paper, pencil, scissors, and crayons or colored pencils. Fold the paper in half lengthwise and trace pattern onto it. As you read the story, cut as directed.

Fold Pattern

Every Friday was show-and-tell day at Mi Lee’s school. Mrs. Green, her teacher, had made show-and-tell time a game. If you had something to share, you were to bring it to school all covered up so that it would be a secret. Then, during show-and-tell time, you would give the other children clues about your surprise, and they would try to guess what it was. (Cut 1 to 2.)

Mi Lee watched while her classmates shared a doll with hair that grew, a rocket that zoomed toward the ceiling, a book with pages that folded out into a house, and a collection of tiny glass animals. But Mi Lee hadn’t yet taken anything to share. (Cut on dotted line, 2 to 3.)

Then one day Mi Lee received a package from her grandfather in Japan. (Cut 3 to 4.)

The next day Mi Lee carried a large paper bag to school (Cut 4 to 5.)

When Mrs. Green called on her, Mi Lee gave these clues:

“Sometimes it’s open; sometimes it’s closed.” (Cut 5 to 6.)

“When it’s open, it’s too big to go through a door, but I can carry it in one hand.” (Cut 6 to 7.)

“I can use it on hot, sunny days or I can use it on wet, rainy days. What is it?” (Cut 7 to 8.)

Unfold the paper and see what Mi Lee shared, then color it.

Puzzle

Scripture Numbers

Fill in the squares as you would for a crossword puzzle, but use numbers instead of letters. References are given for the more difficult clues.

Crossword puzzle

Across

  1. 1.

    Number of books in the Book of Mormon

  2. 3.

    Number of years of righteousness among Nephites after Jesus visited them (4 Ne. 1:22, 24)

  3. 4.

    Number of young men who fought with Helaman (Alma 56:5)

  4. 5.

    Number of days and nights it rained while Noah was in the ark (Gen. 7:12, 17)

  5. 6.

    Number of years the Israelites were in Egypt before Moses led them out (Ex. 12:40)

Down

  1. 1.

    Number of Apostles called by Jesus when He started His ministry

  2. 2.

    Number of people Jesus fed with five loaves and two fishes (Matt. 14:16–17, 21)

  3. 4.

    Number of people baptized at the Waters of Mormon (Mosiah 18:16)

  4. 7.

    Number of books in the Old Testament

Answers:

Across—(1) 15, (3) 200, (4) 2000, (5) 40, (6) 430. Down—(1) 12, (2) 5000, (4) 204, (7) 39.

One or More

Can you match the animals with their proper collective names?

1. Lions

a. Pack

2. Fish

b. Pride

3. Quail

c. Gaggle

4. Bees

d. Covey

5. Monkeys

e. Yoke

6. Vipers

f. Pod

7. Oxen

g. Swarm

8. Geese

h. School

9. Seals

i. Band

10. Wolves

j. Nest

Answers:

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