Funstuf

By Julie Wardell


Snowball Contests

Have timed contests to see who can make the most snowballs, the biggest snowball, and/or the best snowman.

For another fun contest, cut four or five large holes in an old sheet. Hang the sheet on an outdoor clothesline, then see who can throw the most snowballs through the holes. Be sure you don’t hit anything breakable.

Snow Shapes

You and your friends can make fun snow shapes by lying in the snow and moving your arms and legs back and forth. After making the shapes illustrated, try creating some of your own.

Teeny, Tiny Word Search

Find seven parts of your body that have only three letters each by reading forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally.

R

L

E

G

A

Y

U

J

E

M

R

A

T

O

E

W

Answers:

arm, ear, eye, gum, jaw, leg, toe.

Valentine Puzzle

This valentine puzzle was made just for you,
Which makes it especially fun to do.
The words go in every direction, you see.
Look forward, up, backward, down, diagonally.
   

Y

C

       

W

P

 

O

D

E

R

   

C

A

R

E

B

D

E

C

O

R

A

T

I

O

N

S

O

E

C

C

L

O

V

E

T

S

E

F

X

V

A

L

E

N

T

I

N

E

L

L

A

R

N

U

F

S

T

T

O

O

A

S

D

A

D

V

E

R

S

E

W

S

C

R

 

O

Y

E

S

I

E

E

S

U

E

 
   

I

F

L

I

R

T

P

R

   
     

L

S

S

O

I

S

     
       

Y

D

D

D

       
         

K

A

         

Adore

Care

Flowers

Prose

Ads

Cupid

Fun

Red

Beau

Dad

Lace

Valentine

Box

Decorations

Lass

Verse

Candy

Doily

List

Wait

Card

Flirt

Love

 

Biblical Tour

When the letters are rearranged, each of the anagrams spells the name of a familiar place in the Bible. To help get you started, the first letter of each place is given in parentheses.

Example: Is Ray? (S) = Syria

  1. 1.

    Be the helm (B)

  2. 2.

    Gee, Lila (G)

  3. 3.

    Rich Joe (J)

  4. 4.

    Piles a net (P)

  5. 5.

    A sad scum (D)

  6. 6.

    He gets mean (G)

  7. 7.

    Any blob (B)

  8. 8.

    Rule James (J)

  9. 9.

    Serial (I)

  10. 10.

    Bent Hay (B)

Answers:

(1) Bethlehem, (2) Galilee, (3) Jericho, (4) Palestine, (5) Damascus, (6) Gethsemane, (7) Babylon, (8) Jerusalem, (9) Israel, (10) Bethany.

Who Did What?

Citizens of the United States celebrate the birthdays of two famous presidents in February. George Washington, the first president, was born February 22, 1732. Abraham Lincoln, the United States’ sixteenth president, was born February 12, 1809. How much do you know about these two great men? See how many correct answers you can give by circling the right president’s name after each statement. Then test your friends!

  1. 1.

    A giant among men then, he stood six feet two inches (1.9 m) and weighed two hundred pounds (90 kg). Mount Vernon was his home.

    • George Washington

    • Abraham Lincoln

  2. 2.

    In his second inaugural address, he spoke these compassionate words: “With malice toward none, with charity for all …”

    • George Washington

    • Abraham Lincoln

  3. 3.

    John Adams was vice-president during his term.

    • George Washington

    • Abraham Lincoln

  4. 4.

    He was sixteen when he started working as a surveyor. He married a rich widow with two children when he was twenty-seven.

    • George Washington

    • Abraham Lincoln

  5. 5.

    He pulled the nation together during the Civil War and wrote “The Gettysburg Address.”

    • George Washington

    • Abraham Lincoln

  6. 6.

    He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while watching a play at Ford’s Theater.

    • George Washington

    • Abraham Lincoln

Answers:

(1) George Washington, (2) Abraham Lincoln, (3) George Washington, (4) George Washington, (5) Abraham Lincoln, (6) Abraham Lincoln.