Funstuf

By Ruth Schiefen


Crocheted Pumpkin

You will need: four-ply worsted or acrylic yarn or craft yarn, medium-size crochet hook, scissors, black felt, and glue.

  • Row 1: Chain 6. Slip stitch together to form ring.

  • Row 2: Chain 3. Double crochet in center of ring 11 times so that 12 stitches are formed, counting chain 3 as one. Slip stitch in top stitch of chain 3.

  • Row 3: Chain 3. Do 2 double crochets in each double crochet all the way around. Slip stitch in top of chain 3. You now have 24 stitches.

  • Row 4: Chain 3. Double crochet in next 4 double crochets. Do 2 double crochets in next stitch. Double crochet in next 10 stitches. Do 2 double crochets in next stitch. Double crochet in each of remaining 7 stitches. Slip stitch in top stitch of chain 3. You now have 26 stitches around.

  • Row 5: Chain 3. Double crochet in all 26 stitches. Slip stitch in top stitch of chain 3.

  • Row 6: Chain 3. Double crochet in first stitch. Skip next stitch. Double crochet in next 2 stitches. Skip 1 stitch. Double crochet in next 2 stitches. Continue around. Slip stitch in top stitch of chain 3.

  • Row 7: Chain 16 to form handle. Attach handle to other side of pumpkin. Fasten off.

  • Cut out eyes, nose, and mouth from felt, then glue them on pumpkin.

Crocheted Pumpkin(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Robyn S. Officer

Halloween Riddles

  1. 1.

    What kind of mistakes do ghosts make?

  2. 2.

    Why does a vampire use mouthwash?

  3. 3.

    What do you call a skeleton who hates work?

  4. 4.

    Which ride do spooks enjoy?

  5. 5.

    What happens when a boy monster meets a girl monster?

  6. 6.

    How do witches tell fortunes?

  7. 7.

    What do ghosts eat for lunch?

  8. 8.

    What village has no population?

  9. 9.

    Where was the goblin when the lights went out?

  10. 10.

    What kind of Halloween do ghosts have?

Answers:

(1) boo-boos, (2) to prevent bat breath, (3) lazybones, (4) the roller ghoster, (5) love at first fright, (6) with horrorscopes, (7) spooketti, (8) a ghost town, (9) in the dark, (10) spooktacular.

Add a Line

Add a single line to make the equation correct.

1 + 2 + 3 = 244

Answer:

1 + 2 4 3 = 244

Clue Words

Rearrange the letters of each word to spell a new word that fits the clue given.

  1. 1.

    Singer (Quit)

  2. 2.

    Master (Body of running water)

  3. 3.

    Models (Not often)

  4. 4.

    Medals (Young woman)

  5. 5.

    Fiber (Of short duration)

  6. 6.

    Dimple (Walked lamely)

  7. 7.

    Report (Burden carrier)

  8. 8.

    Mental (Shelf above fireplace)

  9. 9.

    Elbow (Underneath)

  10. 10.

    Petal (Shallow dish)

Answers:

(1) resign, (2) stream, (3) seldom, (4) damsel, (5) brief, (6) limped, (7) porter, (8) mantel, (9) below, (10) plate.

Happy Days

To find one of October’s special occasions, complete the words, then read the filled-in letters from top to bottom.

         

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Paper and Pen

Use the clues to complete these words that contain the letters pen.

  1. 1.

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  2. 2.

    pen __ __ __ __ (Antarctic bird)

  3. 3.

    __ __ pen __ (rely on)

  4. 4.

    pen __ __ __ __ (long, narrow flag)

  5. 5.

    __ pen (not closed)

  6. 6.

    pen __ __ __ __ __ __ (land nearly surrounded by water)

  7. 7.

    pen __ __ __ __ __ (five-sided figure)

  8. 8.

    __ __ pen __ (feel sorry for a sin and not repeat it)

  9. 9.

    pen __ __ __ __ (punishment for violating a rule in sports)

  10. 10.

    pen __ __ __ __ __ __ __ (infection-fighting medicine)

Answers:

(1) expensive, (2) penguin, (3) depend, (4) pennant, (5) open, (6) peninsula, (7) pentagon, (8) repent, (9) penalty, (10) penicillin.

Last Is First

The last letter of the answer to each definition is the first letter of the next answer.

1. Leaf-gathering tool

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2. Opposite of west

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3. Cut, clip, or remove

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4. Arithmetic

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5. Opposite of soft

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6. Female deer [plural]

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7. Large boat

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8. Heap

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Answers:

(1) rake, (2) east, (3) trim, (4) math, (5) hard, (6) does, (7) ship, (8) pile.

Primary Song/Scripture Match

Primary songs are based on principles taught in the scriptures. For instance, the song “Jesus Said Love Every One” is based on the principle found in Matthew 22:39: “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” [Matt. 22:39] Look up the following scriptures and match each with the Primary song that most closely matches that scriptural principle. Then make up a list of your own to use in a family home evening.

1. Exodus 16:4, 29–30 [Ex. 16:4, 29–30]

a. “Jesus Once Was a Little Child”

2. Matthew 3:13–17 [Matt. 3:13–17]

b. “We Bow Our Heads”

3. Romans 8:16–17 [Rom. 8:16–17]; Mosiah 4:14–15

c. “Saturday”

4. Luke 2:40

d. “I Am a Child of God”

5. D&C 42:6

e. “All Things Bright and Beautiful”

6. Joseph Smith—History 1:30, 34 [JS—H 1:30, 34]

f. “An Angel Came to Joseph Smith”

7. 3 Nephi 24:10 [3 Ne. 24:10]

g. “I Want to Give the Lord My Tenth”

8. Moses 2:1–25

h. “When the Sacrament Is Blessed”

9. 1 Corinthians 11:23–25 [1 Cor. 11:23–25]

i. “Baptism”

10. Alma 37:36–37

j. “I Hope They Call Me on a Mission”

Answers:

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

Bear Facts

Match each bear clue with the appropriate bear name.

1. Asks us to help prevent forest fires

a. The Three Bears

2. Jungle Book bear

b. Great Bear or Big Dipper

3. Ursa Major (constellation)

c. Mishka

4. Named after Theodore Roosevelt

d. Corduroy

5. Olympic mascot, 1980

e. Paddington

6. Goldilocks tried their porridge

f. Winnie the Pooh

7. Missing a button on his overalls

g. Cinnamon bear

8. Friend of Christopher Robin

h. Baloo

9. Sweet treat

i. Teddy bear

10. Wears a duffle coat and loves marmalade

j. Smokey the Bear

Answers:

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

Picnic Maze

Word Search

“And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field” (Moses 3:20). Read forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally to find the listed names of some of the creations of God that Adam named.

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Fishing Boat

You will need: empty plastic detergent bottle, scissors, ruler, paper punch, and string.

  1. 1.

    Cut 1 1/4″ (3.2 cm) from bottom of bottle for boat.

  2. 2.

    Cut small fish shape from rest of bottle.

  3. 3.

    With paper punch, make hole in side of boat close to top. Also make hole in fish.

  4. 4.

    Tie string from boat hole to fish hole.

  5. 5.

    Sail boat in pan of water or bathtub.