Funstuf

By Mary Ellen Jolley


Circle Puzzle

In one circle are twenty-four boxes containing a letter and a number. Transfer each letter to its correspondingly numbered space in the second circle. Then read Mosiah 27 in the Book of Mormon to discover what the five men listed had in common.

A 1

I 21

N 17

A 4

M 16

N 9

M 6

A 10

M 7

I 24

A 11

R 12

O 13

M 22

O 15

A 5

N 23

E 18

R 19

H 20

L 2

N 14

O 8

M 3

__ __ __ __ 1 2 3 4

__ __ __ __ __ 5 6 7 8 9

__ __ __ __ __ 10 11 12 13 14

__ __ __ __ __ 15 16 17 18 19

__ __ __ __ __ 20 21 22 23 24

Answer:

Alma, Ammon, Aaron, Omner, and Himni tried to lead the righteous people astray and destroy the Church; then they were miraculously converted to the gospel.

Conversion

Follow the directions given below, and let the “missionaries” lead you to one of the things that happens when a person is converted to the gospel. (See Mosiah 5:7.)

1. Write the word missionaries.

_____________________

2. Insert an e before the o.

_____________________

3. Remove every s.

_____________________

4. Replace the first vowel with an h.

_____________________

5. Change the m to c.

_____________________

6. Change every i to a.

_____________________

7. Move the r to the end of the word.

_____________________

8. Turn the second a into an h.

_____________________

9. Reverse the second ae combination.

_____________________

10. Add an n after the first vowel.

_____________________

11. Insert a g after the third consonant.

_____________________

12. turn the second n into an f.

_____________________

13. Put a space between the second and third vowels.

_____________________

14. Insert a space between the fifth and sixth consonants.

_____________________

15. Add a t to the end.

_____________________

Answer:

change of heart.

Water-fowl Fun

Unscramble the anagrams to find the names of ten swimming or diving birds.

  1. 1.

    lug + l = ____________

  2. 2.

    too + c = ____________

  3. 3.

    barn + t = ____________

  4. 4.

    let + a = ____________

  5. 5.

    was + n = ____________

  6. 6.

    net + r = ____________

  7. 7.

    foaming + l = ____________

  8. 8.

    caplin + e = ____________

  9. 9.

    berg + e= ____________

  10. 10.

    resolve + h = ____________

Answers:

(1) gull, (2) coot, (3) brant, (4) teal, (5) swan, (6) tern, (7) flamingo, (8) pelican, (9) grebe, (10) shoveler.

Animals Down Under

Unscramble the anagrams to discover a dozen animals/birds that live in Australia.

  1. 1.

    Typlpuas

  2. 2.

    Oaogaknr

  3. 3.

    Olaak

  4. 4.

    Tbdainooc

  5. 5.

    Ngodi

  6. 6.

    Ribldyer

  7. 7.

    Gnodgu

  8. 8.

    Ybwlala

  9. 9.

    Twmoab

  10. 10.

    Ssccuu

  11. 11.

    Meu

  12. 12.

    Ntsaamnia vlide

Answers:

(1) platypus, (2) kangaroo, (3) koala, (4) bandicoot, (5) dingo, (6) lyrebird, (7) dugong (like a tiny whale with a pug nose), (8) wallaby, (9) wombat, (10) cuscus (rigtailed tree dweller with large eyes and cuddly fur), (11) emu, (12) Tasmanian devil.

Fruit Puzzle

  • P E A R

  • ___________

  • ___________

  • ___________

  • F I G S

Answers:

(one possible answer): pear, peas, pegs, pigs, figs.