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By Ruth Iman


Tangram Puzzle

Tangram is a game based on an ancient Chinese puzzle called Chihui-pan (Wisdom Board). Legend tells of a man named Tan who dropped a tile on the floor. The tile broke into seven pieces. As he struggled to put it back together, his imagination led him to see many figures take form—animals, people, buildings, and other things. Word of the game quickly spread throughout the land, and it became popular.

Instructions

Trace pattern onto lightweight cardboard; cut apart.

Rules

Arrange pieces to match pictures shown. After you have constructed all pictures shown, create your own pictures. All seven puzzle pieces must be used for each picture, and no pieces may overlap.

Nephi Builds a Ship

When the Lord told Nephi to build a ship, Nephi made his own tools. Circle the tools Nephi might have made in those days, then color.

Nephi

Answers:

ax, bellows, chisel, mallet, rope, and wedge.

The Book of Jacob

Match each word(s) with its correct description.

1. Tame olive tree

a. Had strong testimony of Christ and would not deny Him to Sherem

2. Sherem

b. Jacob said that they were more righteous than Nephites.

3. Plates

c. Represented house of Israel in allegory

4. Lamanites

d. Jacob’s son

5. Nephi

e. Did not believe in Christ and asked for a sign

6. Zenos

f. Difficult to engrave on

7. Jacob

g. Commanded his brother Jacob to write on the plates and to protect them

8. Enos

h. Jacob told this prophet’s allegory of the tame and wild olive trees.

Answers:

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

Name This Prophet

Study the clues to name this Book of Mormon prophet.

  1. 1.

    Preached repentance to the people of Jerusalem

  2. 2.

    Led his family to a promised land

  3. 3.

    Saw a vision of the tree of life

  4. 4.

    Blessed his grandchildren

Answer:

Lehi (See 1 Ne. 1; 2 Ne. 4).

Animal Sayings Matchup

Draw a line from each saying to the animal that completes it.

1. As quiet as a …

lobster

2. As sly as a …

snail

3. As slippery as an …

eel

4. As wise as an …

fox

5. As silly as a …

mouse

6. As busy as a …

goose

7. As slow as a …

owl

8. As free as a …

beaver

9. As red as a …

bird

10. As hungry as a …

bear

Answers:

(1) mouse, (2) fox, (3) eel, (4) owl, (5) goose, (6) beaver, (7) snail, (8) bird, (9) lobster, (10) bear.

Fourth Article of Faith

Across

  1. 2.

    Third member of the Godhead.

  2. 4.

    First principle of the gospel.

  3. 7.

    Second principle of the gospel.

  4. 8.

    “Laying on of hands for the _____ of the Holy Ghost.”

  5. 9.

    We are baptized by immersion for the remission of _____.

  6. 10.

    Baptism and the laying on of hands are both examples of priesthood _____.

Down

  1. 1.

    We must have faith in the Lord _____ _____.

  2. 3.

    We receive the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of _____.

  3. 5.

    Mode of baptism wherein a person’s body is completely covered with water.

  4. 6.

    The third principle and ordinance of the gospel.

Answers:

Across—(2) Holy Ghost, (4) faith, (7) repentance, (8) gift, (9) sins, (10) ordinances. Down—(1) Jesus Christ, (3) hands, (5) immersion, (6) baptism.

Edible Wordplay

Add one letter to the beginning of each word to form a new word that names something that people eat.

  1. 1.

    Each

  2. 2.

    Art

  3. 3.

    Ice

  4. 4.

    Utter

  5. 5.

    Live

  6. 6.

    Ear

  7. 7.

    Read

  8. 8.

    Am

Answers:

(1) peach, (2) tart, (3) rice, (4) butter, (5) olive, (6) pear, (7) bread, (8) ham or jam or yam.