Funstuf

By Rosie Centrone


Mixed-Up Menagerie

Unscramble the letters to find the names of twelve different animals.

  1. a.

    Oresh

  2. b.

    Eksan

  3. c.

    Gneiau gip

  4. d.

    Rpaaeetk

  5. e.

    Aehmrst

  6. f.

    Darzil

  7. g.

    Aciloprt hfis

  8. h.

    Gbiler

  9. i.

    Tultre

  10. j.

    Ekmnoy

  11. k.

    Rreeft

  12. l.

    Ttkien

Answers:

(a) horse, (b) snake, (c) guinea pig, (d) parakeet, (e) hamster, (f) lizard, (g) tropical fish, (h) gerbil, (i) turtle, (j) monkey, (k) ferret, (l) kitten.

Biblegram

Fill in the answers to the following definitions, then write each of the letters of the answers in the space with the same number below to find the message.

  1. 1.

    Trail

    __ __ __ __ 15 23 32 13

  2. 2.

    Cause to remember

    __ __ __ __ __ __ 18 3 10 20 26 7

  3. 3.

    One who gives a party

    __ __ __ __ 2 5 12 28

  4. 4.

    Male person

    __ __ 22 14

  5. 5.

    Arid

    __ __ __ 19 6 11

  6. 6.

    Not deep

    __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 9 16 30 4 24 27 29

  7. 7.

    Hear

    __ __ __ __ __ __ 25 8 21 1 17 31

“__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __; 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __.” 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32

Answers:

(1) path, (2) remind, (3) host, (4) he, (5) dry, (6) shallow, (7) listen. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Ps. 23:1).

Old Testament Crossword Puzzle

Across

  1. 1.

    First man on earth

  2. 4.

    Queen of Persia who risked death to help save her people, the Jews

  3. 7.

    Number of Isaac’s sons

  4. 8.

    Moabitess who went to Bethlehem with her mother-in-law

  5. 9.

    Adam’s son who killed his brother out of jealousy

  6. 12.

    Brother killed by 9 Across

  7. 13.

    Abraham’s brother, whose wife was turned into a pillar of salt

  8. 15.

    Object made of earth or stone, used for sacrifices

  9. 16.

    Tree used in building of Solomon’s temple.

  10. 17.

    Prophet who prophesied of a great flood and built a vessel for his family and for animals

Down

  1. 1.

    Abraham’s name before the Lord changed it

  2. 2.

    Longest-lived patriarch (969 years!)

  3. 3.

    Original home of Abraham, ______ of the Chaldees

  4. 5.

    What Abraham paid to Melchizedek

  5. 6.

    Father of 2 Down; was translated with his city, Zion

  6. 10.

    Mother-in-law of 8 Across

  7. 11.

    Modern nickname for the name of this prophet who was dedicated to the Lord by his mother

  8. 14.

    Vessel built by 17 Across

Answers:

(See Bible Dictionary for scripture references and interesting information pertaining to each answer.) Across—(1) Adam, (4) Esther, (7) two, (8) Ruth, (9) Cain, (12) Abel, (13) Lot, (15) altar, (16) fir, (17) Noah. Down—(1) Abram (See Abraham), (2) Methuselah, (3) Ur, (5) tithe, (6) Enoch, (10) Naomi, (11) Sam (See Samuel), (14) ark.

Party Path

Find the unbroken line to Sue’s birthday party.

Which View?

Which is the correct overhead view of the stacked blocks?

Answer:

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Trees in Hiding

Hidden in this leaf shape are the names of several trees that shed their leaves in autumn. Find them by reading forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally.

           

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Box Elder

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Monstrous Tongue Twisters

  • Picky pumpkin pickers proudly pick pretty, plump pumpkins.

  • Trembling trick-or-treaters trek through the thorny thicket.

  • Green goblins greedily gobble great globs of glue.

  • Cranky, crazy cats consume colossal containers of candy.

  • Maniac monsters merrily make mucky messes in the mud.