Funstuf

By O. J. Robertson


Flags

Can you name the country that each flag belongs to?

  1. 1.

    Hammer and Sickle

  2. 2.

    Union Jack

  3. 3.

    Tricolor

  4. 4.

    Rising Sun

  5. 5.

    Stars and Stripes

  6. 6.

    Maple Leaf

  7. 7.

    Star of David

Answers:

(1) Soviet Union, (2) Great Britain, (3) France, (4) Japan, (5) United States, (6) Canada, (7) Israel.

What Would You Do?

Match each word below with the phrase that best answers this question: What would you do with a …

1. Wombat?

a. wear it

2. Mantilla?

b. fish for it

3. Shekel?

c. put it in a zoo

4. Phaeton?

d. sing it

5. Muskellunge?

e. ride in it

6. Wickiup?

f. spend it

7. Canticle?

g. live in it

Answers:

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

Add a Word

Add a single word in each group to make three new words or terms. Example: air added to conditioner, port, and mail makes these three new terms—air conditioner, airport, and airmail.

  1. 1.

    ______fall

    ______proof

    ______tower

  2. 2.

    ______case

    ______mark

    ______worm

  3. 3.

    ______moon

    ______suckle

    ______bee

  4. 4.

    ______stairs

    ______roar

    ______bringing

  5. 5.

    ______print

    ______berry

    ______jeans

  6. 6.

    ______house

    ______wood

    ______paddle

  7. 7.

    ______spread

    ______time

    ______room

  8. 8.

    ______burn

    ______flower

    ______glasses

  9. 9.

    ______chair

    ______way

    ______tide

  10. 10.

    ______steps

    ______ball

    ______stool

Answers:

(1) water, (2) book, (3) honey, (4) up, (5) blue, (6) dog, (7) bed, (8) sun, (9) high, (10) foot.

Church Presidents

Can you find the names of twelve Presidents of the Church in the letter square? The names may be read forward, backward, up, down, or diagonally.

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Biblical Bookshelf

Each of the following anagrams when rearranged spells the name of a book in the Old or the New Testament. Can you find them all? Example: USED OX is Exodus.

  1. 1.

    ON MARS __ __ __ __ __ __

  2. 2.

    HER WEBS __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  3. 3.

    SALT AGAIN __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  4. 4.

    LEAD IN __ __ __ __ __ __

  5. 5.

    WET MATH __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  6. 6.

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  7. 7.

    I CUT VEILS __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  8. 8.

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  9. 9.

    SEE SIGN __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  10. 10.

    SEINE HASP __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  11. 11.

    HAIL MAC __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Answers:

(1) Romans, (2) Hebrews, (3) Galatians, (4) Daniel, (5) Matthew, (6) Revelation, (7) Leviticus, (8) Numbers, (9) Genesis, (10) Ephesians, (11) Malachi.

Matching Circles

Find the four pairs of matching circles.

Color Viewers

To see the world in different colors, you will need: empty egg carton, scissors, colored cellophane, tape, pencil, and two 15″ (38 cm) pieces of yarn or string.

  1. 1.

    Cut two connecting egg cups from carton. Cut bottom out of each cup.

  2. 2.

    Cut two 3″ (7.5 cm) circles from cellophane. Place cellophane over holes in egg cups, and tape edges (see illustration). Make separate color viewer for each color of cellophane used. Try combining colors too!

  3. 3.

    Use pencil to punch hole in each side of viewer. Tie one end of each piece of yarn to one hole, then place viewer in front of your eyes and tie other ends of yarn together at back of head.

Fishing Fun

In the following sentences, find and underline these fishing terms: bait, bobber, cast, catch, creel, hook, reel, seine, sinker, spinner, tackle, trolling. Example: I dropped the pitchfork and lost one toe.

  1. 1.

    Some rings are elegant

  2. 2.

    Does ink erode faster than paint?

  3. 3.

    The school band’s tuba? It sank!

  4. 4.

    The player stole a base in each inning.

  5. 5.

    When reading a textbook, you must grasp inner ideas.

  6. 6.

    I stack letters on each shelf.

  7. 7.

    Bob, Bert, and Belinda play in piano recitals.

  8. 8.

    That kind of ballyhoo kindles smiles, not frowns.

  9. 9.

    I’d rather have a square yard here than a whole acre elsewhere.

  10. 10.

    The Incas thought Pizarro was a god.

  11. 11.

    One cat chased all the mice from the barn.

  12. 12.

    The bowling ball would start rolling toward the gutter every time.

Answers:

(1) are elegant, (2) Does ink erode, (3) tuba? It, (4) base in each, (5) grasp inner, (6) stack letters, (7) Bob, Bert, (8) ballyhoo kindles, (9) acre elsewhere, (10) Incas thought, (11) cat chased, (12) start rolling.