Funstuf

By Vic Call


Book of Mormon Animals

Unscramble the names of these animals mentioned in the Book of Mormon.

  1. 1.

    Scow

  2. 2.

    Enox

  3. 3.

    Stoga

  4. 4.

    Lowf

  5. 5.

    Aprelod

  6. 6.

    Slavec

  7. 7.

    Erab

  8. 8.

    Sap

  9. 9.

    Eticocrack

  10. 10.

    Sinew

  11. 11.

    Shrose

  12. 12.

    Senthalpe

  13. 13.

    Muroscel

  14. 14.

    1Mumsoc

  15. 15.

    Prensets

Answers:

(1) cows, (2) oxen, (3) goats, (4) wolf, (5) leopard, (6) calves, (7) bear, (8) asp, (9) cockatrice, (10) swine, (11) horses, (12) elephants, (13) cureloms, (14) cumoms, (15) serpents.

Count the Squares

How many squares are there in this figure?

Count the Squares

Answer:

18

Twig Weaving

You will need: long, flexible twig, colored yarns, and tapestry needle.

  1. 1.

    Bend twig, and tie ends together with yarn (see illustration). Then wrap yarn firmly over twig several times in different directions, always crossing yarn in center of loom (see illustration).

  2. 2.

    Decide on colors to use, then thread tapestry needle with yarn and start weaving at center of wrapped loom. Weave over and under yarns on loom in circular direction (see illustration).

  3. 3.

    Tie knots on back side of loom when you run out of yarn or change colors.

Twig Weaving

Spiralgram

The answers to the clues wind around the spiralgram. The last letter of each answer is the first letter of the next one.

Spiralgram
  1. 1.

    Season between fall and spring

  2. 2.

    Track for trains

  3. 3.

    Sweet, last course of meal

  4. 4.

    Invention by Alexander Graham Bell

  5. 5.

    Lasting forever

  6. 6.

    Light noon meal

  7. 7.

    Objects worn by prisoners on wrists

  8. 8.

    Cut of meat

  9. 9.

    Class before first grade

  10. 10.

    Direction compass needle points to

Answers:

(1) winter, (2) railroad, (3) dessert, (4) telephone, (5) eternal, (6) lunch, (7) handcuffs, (8) steak, (9) kindergarten, (10) north.

Things of Worth

Hidden in the sentences below are the following adjectives describing desirable character traits: forgiving, honest, kind, obedient, patient, truthful. Example: My uncle and aunt are coming tonight.

  1. 1.

    I got a good mark in drawing.

  2. 2.

    The sun shone strongly yesterday.

  3. 3.

    When I go to bed, I enter dreamland.

  4. 4.

    Aunt Ruth fully intended to visit us.

  5. 5.

    Thank you for giving me a cookie.

  6. 6.

    Pat, I entered Primary last week.

Answers:

(1) mark in drawing, (2) shone strongly, (3) to bed I enter, (4) Aunt Ruth fully, (5) for giving, (6) Pat, I entered.

Angling for Fun

Write in their proper places on the fish’s scales the names of the nineteen water creatures listed here. Start with the T on the top row, moving to the right; then complete the next row, moving to the left. Continue weaving back and forth until all six rows are completed. The last letter of each word is also the first letter of the next word. The numbers tell you where a new word begins. Hint: Sometimes you’ll need to look ahead at the next word before you write in the name of a water creature.

Abalone

Halibut

Nautilus

Trout

Anemone

Herring

Ray

Tuna

Eared Seal

Leech

Remora

Turtle

Eel

Limpet

Starfish

Yellowtail

Grouper

Lobster

Tarpon

 

Answers:

(1) tuna, (2) abalone or anemone, (3) eel, (4) lobster, (5) ray, (6) yellowtail, (7) leech, (8) halibut, (9) trout, (10) tarpon, (11) nautilus, (12) starfish, (13) herring, (14) grouper, (15) remora, (16) anemone or abalone, (17) eared seal, (18) limpet, (19) turtle.

Hidden Meanings

Find the word that is left after you remove the letters of the word that fits the first definition. Example: J U F O U L R T Y H. Remove the month, but leave the date (July/fourth).

  1. 1.

    C O B A W R N Remove the animal, but leave its home.

  2. 2.

    C P O E R A R N Remove the vegetable, but leave the fruit.

  3. 3.

    R Y O E L S L E O W Remove the flower, but leave the color.

  4. 4.

    W O C O R D M Remove the fish, but leave the bait.

  5. 5.

    D B O I L G L Y Remove the boy (given name), but leave his pet.

Answers:

(1) cow/barn, (2) corn/pear, (3) rose/yellow, (4) cod/worm, (5) Billy/dog.

Prime Rhyme

Here is a game you can play as a travel amusement, as a family home evening activity, or simply as something different to do with your friends. First, think of two rhyming words with the same number of syllables, such as silly billy. Next, give a two-word clue, such as “foolish goat,” and let the other players guess what your prime rhyme is. The one who guesses it first gets to give the next clue. Here are a few prime rhymes to get you started.

  1. 1.

    Grumpy employer

  2. 2.

    Insane flower

  3. 3.

    Overweight feline

  4. 4.

    Fuzzy fruit

  5. 5.

    Sad paste

  6. 6.

    Heated kettle

  7. 7.

    Lengthy melody

  8. 8.

    Cattle food

  9. 9.

    Shop entrance

  10. 10.

    Happy father

  11. 11.

    Sugary snack

  12. 12.

    Beautiful town

  13. 13.

    Ocean’s wind

  14. 14.

    Evening view

  15. 15.

    Ebony bag

Answers:

(1) cross boss, (2) crazy daisy, (3) fat cat, (4) hairy berry, (5) blue glue, (6) hot pot, (7) long song, (8) cow chow, (9) store door, (10) glad dad, (11) sweet treat, (12) pretty city, (13) sea’s breeze, (14) night sight, (15) black sack.

Mormon Pioneers

Find in the letter square the twenty-four words listed that relate to the Mormon pioneers heading west. The words read forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally.

P

T

R

A

C

D

N

A

H

A

C

F

M

I

N

D

I

A

N

S

A

W

S

A

A

N

O

I

Z

O

S

F

I

O

C

I

C

O

O

N

A

X

N

N

O

I

O

T

C

M

V

W

E

S

T

M

O

R

U

H

O

R

U

S

H

E

A

T

Y

G

T

B

L

O

A

U

R

B

R

I

G

H

A

M

D

M

N

N

I

A

R

S

T

U

H

W

Brigham

Heat

Nauvoo

Sun

Camp

Huts

Ox

Utah

Cold

Hymn

Pioneers

Wagons

Faith

Indians

Rain

West

Fort

Iowa

Saint

Winter

Handcart

Mormon

Scout

Zion