Funstuf

By Siri Bletzer


Country Walk

These anagrams describe things that you might see on a walk in the country. How many can you correctly identify? (There may be more than one answer.)

  1. 1.

    Nod + p = __________

  2. 2.

    Arrows + p = __________

  3. 3.

    Lair + t = __________

  4. 4.

    Sub + g = __________

  5. 5.

    Slower + f = __________

  6. 6.

    For + g = __________

  7. 7.

    Scold + u = __________

  8. 8.

    Tees + r = __________

  9. 9.

    Notes + s = __________

  10. 10.

    Ram + f = __________

  11. 11.

    Scene + f = __________

  12. 12.

    Red + e = __________

Answers:

(1) pond, (2) sparrow, (3) trail, (4) bugs, (5) flowers, (6) frog, (7) clouds, (8) trees, (9) stones, (10) farm, (11) fences, (12) deer.

Tear Pictures

To make a tear picture, you will need: different colors of construction paper, glue, and white paper.

Instructions

  1. 1.

    Choose a simple picture to make.

  2. 2.

    To make paper easier to work with, cut construction paper into fourths.

  3. 3.

    Carefully tear shapes needed for your picture out of construction paper. Shapes do not have to be perfect—that’s what makes tear pictures interesting.

  4. 4.

    Glue shapes onto white paper.

Hidden Anatomy

The names of twelve different body parts are hidden in the following paragraph. The first one is in bold letters. Can you discover eleven more?

A handsome farmer, so a legend says, accidently flung an old wagon wheel into his horse’s crib. The headstrong animal backed into a corner and reared. He kicked the wheel so hard that he chipped it, sending slivers flying through the air. The farmer quickly slipped into the stall, calmed the horse, and removed the wheel.

Answers:

(1) farmer, (2) legend, (3) flung, (4) wheel, (5) crib, (6) headstrong, (7) backed, (8) reared, (9) chipped, (10) slivers, (11) slipped.

Stargazer

In 1847 one of America’s first woman astronomers discovered a new comet. She loved people and used her talent and knowledge to help others by teaching them about the wonders of the universe.

To learn the astronomer’s name, fill in the missing letter in each of the words listed. Then transfer the letters to the blanks above the corresponding numbers.

  1. 2.

    __stronomy

  2. 13.

    Ec__ipse

  3. 9.

    __onstellations

  4. 4.

    Un__verse

  5. 12.

    P__anets

  6. 6.

    __ilky Way

  7. 7.

    Meteor__te

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    __oon

  9. 8.

    __elescope

  10. 5.

    G__laxy

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    Eart__

  12. 3.

    Sta__s

  13. 11.

    Com__t

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Answer:

Maria Mitchell

Hidden City

Look carefully! Can you find eight cities listed below?

     

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Answer:

Chicago is the eighth city. To find it, read down from the fourth letter in Cincinnati.

Samuel the Lamanite

Read Helaman 13–14 [Hel. 13–14] to find out what Samuel the Lamanite prophesied to the Nephites about the coming of the Savior. Place a check by the correct answers to the questions, then color all the pictures.

  1. 1.

    When the Nephites would not let Samuel into the city of Zarahemla, where did Samuel prophesy from?

  2. 2.

    What did Samuel say would appear as a sign of Christ’s birth such as had never been seen before?

  3. 3.

    Which signs did Samuel predict would appear at Christ’s death?

Samuel the Lamanite(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney

Answers:

(1) wall, (2) star, (3) all correct.

Summer Fun

Find these words relating to summer fun by reading forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally: amusement, ants, August, barbecue, barefoot, baseball, beach, bikes, camera, camp, croquet, fan, fireworks, fish, fun, hike, hobby, hot, hot dogs, ice cream, July, June, leisure, lemonade, library, lotion, movies, parks, photo, picnic, pool, read, relax, sand, sandals, shade, shells, shorts, skateboard, sports, suitcase, suntan, swim, towel, travel, vacation.

Now, starting at the top, copy the nineteen unused letters from left to right as you go across each row to read a five-word admonition to follow at this time of the year.

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Answer:

Keep cool in the summer.