Funstuf

By Julie Wardell


Picture the Answer

Draw picture(s) on the blanks to complete each sentence correctly.

  1. 1.

    In their journey to the promised land, the Jaredites took their flocks, ___________ of the waters, and swarms of ___________. (Ether 2:1–3.)

  2. 2.

    The Lord came down in a ___________ to talk to the brother of Jared. (Ether 2:4.)

  3. 3.

    The Lord told the brother of Jared to build ___________ that would be as watertight as a ___________. (Ether 2:16–17.)

  4. 4.

    The brother of Jared saw the ___________ of the Lord when He touched the sixteen stones. (Ether 3:5–8.)

  5. 5.

    When the people were righteous, the promised land was rich with ___________, grain, fine cloth, precious metals, and many animals, including ___________. (Ether 9:16–19.)

  6. 6.

    When the people became unrighteous and would not repent, the Lord caused a famine and poisonous ___________ to be on the land. (Ether 9:30–33.)

  7. 7.

    Ether was cast out by the people, and he hid in the cavity of a ___________ and wrote the Jaredite history. (Ether 13:13–14.)

  8. 8.

    The army of Coriantumr pitched their ___________ by the ___________ Ramah, where Mormon hid the ___________. (Ether 15:11.)

Answers:

(1) fish, bees; (2) cloud; (3) barges, dish; (4) finger; (5) fruit, any animal mentioned; (6) serpents; (7) rock; (8) tents, hill, records (gold plates).

Genealogy Word Square

Find these names mentioned in the first chapter of Ether by reading forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally. Then to find a message, start on the top line and write down the unused letters from left to right.

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Answer:

Ether’s genealogy can be found in Ether, chapter one, in the Book of Mormon.

Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving feast of the Pilgrims and Indians included foods common at that time, many of which are still familiar. Rearrange the anagrams to spell foods probably eaten on that first Thanksgiving Day.

  1. 1.

    Try uke __ __ __ __ __ __

  2. 2.

    No vines __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  3. 3.

    Bad corner __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  4. 4.

    Rose sty __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  5. 5.

    Tar bibs __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  6. 6.

    Abner’s ricer __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  7. 7.

    Mink pup __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  8. 8.

    Spit run __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  9. 9.

    Gabe’s cab __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

  10. 10.

    Order pig __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Answers:

(1) turkey, (2) venison, (3) corn bread, (4) oysters, (5) rabbits, (6) cranberries, (7) pumpkin, (8) turnips, (9) cabbages, (10) porridge.

Animal Belles and Boys

If Bob’s not a rabbit,
And Billy’s no bug,
And Jack is no bee
(As everyone claims),
And May is no cat,
And June is no fly,
And Honey’s no goat—
Can you fix their names?
  1. 1.

    Bob __ __ __

  2. 2.

    Billy __ __ __ __

  3. 3.

    Jack __ __ __ __ __ __

  4. 4.

    May __ __ __

  5. 5.

    June __ __ __

  6. 6.

    Honey __ __ __

Answers:

(1) Bobcat, (2) Billy goat, (3) Jackrabbit, (4) Mayfly, (5) June bug, (6) Honeybee.

Books of the Bible

Read forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally to find the following books of the Bible: Acts, Amos, Esther, Ezra, Genesis, Habakkuk, Isaiah, James, Jeremiah, Joel, Jude, Luke, Mark, Peter, Romans, Ruth.

The six unused letters spell the names of the book of the Bible that tells about a prophet who interpreted King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.

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Answer:

Daniel.

Famous Indians

Can you match these famous American Indians with their descriptions?

1. Chief Joseph

a. Shawnee statesman

2. Sequoya

b. Sioux leader and medicine man

3. Massasoit

c. Guide and interpreter for Lewis and Clark expedition

4. Pocahontas

d. Seminole leader/warrior from Florida

5. Sacajawea

e. Signed treaty with Pilgrims

6. Tecumseh

f. Devised syllabary for writing Cherokee language

7. Sitting Bull

g. Leader of Nez Percé tribe

8. Osceola

h. Indian princess said to have saved John Smith’s life

Answers:

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

What Would You Do With … ?

All these people and things can be found in the Book of Mormon. Match each one with what you would do with him/it, then read the references given.

1. Amnihu

(a) Build them to worship in (Hel. 3:9; Alma 15:17)

2. Cimeter

(b) Climb it (Alma 2:15)

3. Com

(c) Eat its honey (Ether 2:3)

4. Curelom

(d) Explore with him (Alma 63:5–8)

5. Deseret

(e) Fight with it (Mosiah 9:16)

6. Epistle

(f) Follow its direction (1 Ne. 16:10–32)

7. Ezrom

(g) Hold it aloft (Alma 46:11–20)

8. Hagoth

(h) Hunt with him (Ether 2:1)

9. Interpreters

(i) Listen to his testimony of Christ (1 Ne. 19:10)

10. Irreantum

(j) Live in the city of (Alma 5:1–2; Alma 6:1–4; 4 Ne. 1:1–8)

11. Latchet

(k) Make things with it (Mosiah 11:1–3, 8)

12. Liahona

(l) Plant it (Mosiah 9:9)

13. Neum

(m) Refuse to climb it (Alma 31:13–30)

14. Nimrod

(n) Sail on it (1 Ne. 17:5)

15. Rameumptom

(o) Shake hands with him (Ether 10:31–11:3)

16. Sanctuaries

(p) Spend it (Alma 11:6, 12)

17. Sheum

(q) Tame it (Ether 9:19)

18. Title of Liberty

(r) Tie it (1 Ne. 10:8; 2 Ne. 15:27)

19. Zarahemla

(s) Translate with them (Mosiah 8:13, 19)

20. Ziff

(t) Answer it (Alma 60–61)

Answers:

(1) b, (2) e, (3) o, (4) q, (5) c, (6) t, (7) p, (8) d, (9) s, (10) n, (11) r, (12) f, (13) i, (14) h, (15) m, (16) a, (17) l, (18) g, (19) j, (20) k.