Funstuf

By Janet Kruckenberg


Scripture Chase

Find the words of the scripture by reading up, down, forward, backward, and diagonally. Then read the unused letters to discover what book the scripture is referring to.

“And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness” (2 Ne. 27:29).

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Special Days

Across

  1. 4.

    Day to show gratitude for blessings

  2. 6.

    Day to rest and worship

  3. 7.

    Day to honor dads and grandfathers (two words)

  4. 8.

    Day to pray, to attend church, and to go without two meals (two words)

Down

  1. 1.

    Day to celebrate Jesus’ birth

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    Day to honor moms and grandmothers (two words)

  3. 3.

    Day to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection

  4. 5.

    Day to celebrate when a person was born

Answers:

Across—(4) thanksgiving, (6) Sunday, (7) Father’s Day, (8) fast Sunday. Down—(1) Christmas, (2) Mother’s Day, (3) Easter, (5) birthday.

Spaces and Places

Fill in the blanks with the particular places that are associated with the character(s) listed.

  1. 1.

    Little Jack Horner __ __ __ __ __ __

  2. 2.

    An Old Woman __ __ __ __

  3. 3.

    Little Boy Blue __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  4. 4.

    A Crooked Man __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  5. 5.

    Three Men __ __ __

  6. 6.

    Mary’s Lamb __ __ __ __ __ __

  7. 7.

    Peter’s Wife __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  8. 8.

    Little Miss Muffet __ __ __ __ __ __

  9. 9.

    Rock-a-bye Baby __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  10. 10.

    Jack and Jill __ __ __ __

Answers:

(1) corner, (2) shoe, (3) haystack, (4) crooked house, (5) tub, (6) school, (7) pumpkin shell, (8) tuffet, (9) treetop, (10) hill.

City to City

To complete a well-known phrase, add the name of a United States city before each term given.

  1. 1.

    __ Oriole

  2. 2.

    __ Slugger

  3. 3.

    __ 500

  4. 4.

    __ Baked Beans

  5. 5.

    __ Choochoo

  6. 6.

    __ Blues

  7. 7.

    __ Bill

  8. 8.

    __ Trail

  9. 9.

    __ Canal

  10. 10.

    __ Poll

Answers:

(1) Baltimore, (2) Louisville, (3) Indianapolis, (4) Boston, (5) Chattanooga, (6) St. Louis, (7) Buffalo, (8) Santa Fe, (9) Erie, (10) Gallup. (Other answers are possible.)

What I Give

I’m grateful for
The life I live.
In my prayers
Is what I give:
  • My first letter is in feast and also in trim.

  • My second letter is in hot but not in pot.

  • My third letter is in Mayflower and Indian.

  • My fourth letter is in corn and pumpkin.

  • My fifth letter is in turkey and kids.

  • My sixth letter is twice in dressing and once in mash.

__ __ __ __ __ __ 1 2 3 4 5 6

Answer:

thanks.

Mystery Identity

One of the best-loved authors of children’s books based her stories on her own childhood. To discover her identity, write synonyms in the numbered spaces next to the clues. Then transfer those letters to the correspondingly numbered spaces at the bottom of the puzzle.

1. Organ of hearing

__ __ __ 17 9 4

2. Everything

__ __ __ 2 11 15

3. Not tame

__ __ __ __ 13 6 10 16

4. Carpet

__ __ __ 18 3 8

5. Metal pegs

__ __ __ __ __ 7 5 14 1 12

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Answers:

(1) ear, (2) all, (3) wild, (4) rug, (5) nails—Laura Ingalls Wilder.