Funstuf

By Kathy Hansen


President Benson’s Boyhood

Across

  1. 3.

    His great-grandfather was called as an __________.

  2. 4.

    “T” was his __________-hood nickname.

  3. 6.

    _________ _________ is now our living prophet.

  4. 8.

    In wintertime, T enjoyed ice-__________

  5. 10.

    He especially liked to __________ horses.

  6. 12.

    T had to take baths in the __________.

  7. 15.

    His family held regular family _________ evengings.

  8. 16.

    He harvested sugar _________ on thier farm.

  9. 17.

    His father’s letters from the mission field were a _______.

  10. 18.

    T _________ his family.

Down

  1. 1.

    T liked to go _________, fishing, and hunting.

  2. 2.

    At age four, he could drive a team of _________.

  3. 3.

    At sixteen, he thinned an ________ of sugar beets.

  4. 5.

    His father was called on a __________.

  5. 7.

    He bathed in a great ________ tub.

  6. 9.

    He helped care for all the farm _________.

  7. 11.

    He was the oldest of _________ children.

  8. 13.

    T learned to herd _________.

  9. 14.

    He has always been a _________ worker.

Answers:

Across—(3) Apostle, (4) boy, (6) President Benson, (8) skating, (10) ride, (12) kitchen, (15) home, (16) beets, (17) blessing, (18) loved. Down—(1) camping, (2) horses, (3) acre, (5) mission, (7) tin, (9) animals, (11) eleven, (13) cattle, (14) hard.

Old Testament Women

Match each item with the right woman in the Old Testament.

___ 1. Barley and wheat fields

a. Eve (See Gen. 3:heading.)

___ 2. Twin sons

b. Rahab (See Josh. 2, 6.)

___ 3. Small ark made of bulrushes

c. Ruth (See Ruth 2.)

___ 4. Forbidden fruit

d. Esther (See Esth. 4:6–7, 10.)

___ 5. Scarlet cord

e. Miriam (See Ex. 2:1–10; Num. 26:59.)

___ 6. Golden sceptre

f. Rebekah (See Gen. 25:19–27.)

Answers:

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

Birdland Puzzle

Big birds and little birds—there are all types of bird names in this letter square. Find them by reading up, down, backward, forward, and diagonally.

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Bluebird

Crane

Jackdaw

Parrot

Secretary

Tanager

Bluejay

Crow

Jay

Partridge

Shrike

Tern

Budgie

Cuckoo

Kestrel

Pelican

Skimmer

Thrasher

Canary

Duck

Kite

Pigeon

Skylark

Toucan

Chewink

Egret

Lark

Quail

Snipe

Towhee

Chicken

Eider

Linnet

Rail

Sparrow

Trogon

Cockatoo

Finch

Loon

Raven

Squab

Turkey

Coly

Goshawk

Macaw

Redstart

Starling

Warbler

Condor

Grackle

Magpie

Rhea

Stork

Whimbrel

Coot

Grebe

Nuthatch

Robin

Swallow

Woodcock

Cormorant

Gull

Oriole

Rook

Swan

Wren

Courser

Heron

Owl

Sawwhet

Swift

 

How to Send Secret Messages

Here’s a sure way to send a secret message to a friend:

  1. 1.

    Dip a sheet of blank paper into water, then place the wet paper on a smooth, hard surface, such as a window or mirror.

  2. 2.

    Cover it with a dry sheet of paper.

  3. 3.

    Pressing firmly with a hard lead pencil, write your secret message on the dry sheet.

  4. 4.

    Throw away the dry sheet. Your message will be cleary visible on the wet sheet but will disappear as the sheet dries.

When your friend gets the paper and dips it into water, the message will reappear!

School Days

Solve the rebuses to discover two subjects that you may be taking at school this year.

Answers:

(1) mug + o + rats - r - goat + dice + er - deer = music; (2) cage + log + f - calf + grapes - ge + hay + fe - safe = geography.