Funstuf

By Marianne Frost Bates


Thus Saith the Lord

Match the Old Testament prophet with what the Lord told him.

1. Noah

a. “Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, … and offer him … for a burnt offering.”

2. Joshua

b. “Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it.”

3. Moses

c. “Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark.”

4. Jonah

d. “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.”

5. Adam

e. “Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people unto the children of Israel out of Egypt.”

6. Abraham

f. “I have given into thine hand Jericho, … “… and the wall of the city shall fall down flat.”

7. Jacob

g. “Fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth-lehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.”

8. Samuel

h. “But Israel shall be thy name: … “… a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, … “… and the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee.”

Answers:

(1) c—see Genesis 6:14 [Gen. 6:14]; (2) f—see Joshua 6:2 [Josh. 6:2]; (3) e—see Exodus 3:10 [Ex. 3:10]; (4) d—see Jonah 1:2; (5) b—see Genesis 2:16–17 [Gen. 2:16–17]; (6) a—see Genesis 22:2 [Gen. 22:2]; (7) h—see Genesis 35:10–12 [Gen. 35:10–12]; (8) g—see 1 Samuel 16:1 [1 Sam. 16:1].

Logic Puzzle

Mount this part of the page on lightweight cardboard, then cut out the game board and pieces (cut only along the heavy lines!). The object of the game is to place the pieces on the board in such a way that no symbol is repeated in any row or column. To help you, the symbols on the game board are placed where the same symbols on game pieces should go.

Game Pieces

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Game Board

Game Board

Answer:

Proverbial Code

Use the key to decode this message from Proverbs.

Answer:

“A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger” (Prov. 15:1).

Turkey Trot

Find a path through the woods for the terrified turkey.

Color Coordinated

Match each color to the word that completes the expression.

1. [orange]

a. Pages

2. [red]

b. Bagging

3. [blue]

c. Carpet

4. [black]

d. Elephant

5. [brown]

e. Matter

6. [green]

f. Bell

7. [yellow]

g. Juice

8. [white]

h. Heart

9. [purple]

i. Thumb

10. [gray]

j. Board

Answers:

(1) g, (2) c, (3) f, (4) j, (5) b, (6) i, (7) a, (8) d, (9) h, (10) e.

Vegetable Letter Square

A vegetable farmer delivers his produce to market. Find these vegetables inside his truck by reading forward, up, down, and diagonally. Then read the leftover letters to discover what he’ll get if the truck goes over a big bump.

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Brussels sprouts

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Zucchini

Answer:

a huge tossed salad.