Funstuf

By Rosie Centrone


Tabernacle Pairs

The Salt Lake Tabernacle is recognized by most Church members. It is the home of the Tabernacle Choir, which is recognized all over the world for its beautiful music. To learn the name of two of the songs for which the Choir is famous, cross out every pair of letters that are exactly the same (in size, thickness, and style). Then read the remaining letters from left to right to learn the name of the songs.

Answer:

“The Lord’s Prayer” and “O Divine Redeemer.”

Pancake-Eating Contest

Four boys (Joey, Kenny, Paul, Sam) and three girls (Judy, Patty, Susan) entered a pancake-eating contest. Based on the clues below, how many pancakes did each contestant eat?

  1. 1.

    Patty and Sam ate the same number of pancakes.

  2. 2.

    Paul ate as many pancakes as all three girls combined.

  3. 3.

    Susan ate three times as many pancakes as Judy, but only half as many as Kenny, who ate one less than Paul.

  4. 4.

    Joey ate twice as many pancakes as Sam.

  5. 5.

    Judy was full after eating only four pancakes.

Answers:

Judy ate 4 pancakes (Clue 5), so Susan ate 12, Kenny ate 24, and Paul ate 25 (all Clue 3). Then Patty must have eaten 9 (Clue 2), and so did Sam (Clue 1). Therefore Joey ate 18 pancakes (Clue 4).

Primary Song Pictures

Name two or three Primary songs from the Children’s Songbook that each picture reminds you of.

Answers:

(1) Jesus—“Jesus Once Was a Little Child,” page 55, “I Feel My Savior’s Love,” page 74, “I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus,” page 78, (2) tree—“Beauty Everywhere,” page 232, “In the Leafy Treetops,” page 240, “Popcorn Popping,” page 242, (3) Love—“If with All Your Hearts,” page 15, “Jesus Said Love Everyone,” page 61, “Love One Another,” page 136, (4) temple—“Truth from Elijah,” page 90, “I Love to See the Temple,” page 95, “Families Can Be Together Forever,” page 188, (5) family—“I Am a Child of God,” page 2, “Family Night,” page 195, “A Happy Family,” page 198, (6) Book of Mormon—“The Golden Plates,” page 86, “Book of Mormon Stories,” page 118, “Nephi’s Courage,” page 120, (7) water—“When I Am Baptized,” page 103, “‘Give,’ Said the Little Stream,” page 236, “The Wise Man and the Foolish Man,” page 281, (8) prayer—“Heavenly Father, Now I Pray,” page 19, “Search, Ponder, and Pray,” page 109, “Teach Me to Walk in the Light,” page 177, (9) sacrament—“To Think About Jesus,” page 71, “The Sacrament,” page 72, “Before I Take the Sacrament,” page 73, (10) chapel—“Father, I Will Reverent Be,” page 29, “Our Chapel Is a Sacred Place,” page 30, “The Chapel Doors,” page 156. These are just a few of the many possible answers.

Old Testament Animals

Match each animal with the Old Testament person or event it is associated with.

1. raven

a. Returned to Noah with an olive leaf. (See Gen. 8:6–12.)

2. fish

b. One of the ten plagues inflicted on Egypt. (See Ex. 8:1–15.)

3. dove

c. Given to the Israelites when they were tired of eating manna. (See Ex. 16:11–13.)

4. lamb

d. David saved it from being eaten by a lion and a bear. (See 1 Sam. 17:32–37.)

5. lion

e. Fed Elijah while he was hiding from King Ahab. (See 1 Kgs. 17:1–6.)

6. frog

f. Daniel was saved from being eaten by them. (See Dan. 6.)

7. quail

g. Jonah spent three days in the belly of one. (See Jonah 1.)

Answers:

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

Thanking the Lord

To find out how Solomon’s people praised the Lord in the temple, first work the math problems. Next, beginning with the answer that equals 1, write the words in order on the lines below. Then read 2 Chronicles 5:11–14 [2 Chr. 5:11–14] to check your answer and to learn more about this glorious event in the house of the Lord.

20–7=_____ be

20–16=_____ singers

20+0=_____ Lord

3+3=_____ as

20–8=_____ to

3+4=_____ one

7+4=_____ sound

10–9=_____ the

3+6=_____ make

30–15=_____ in

20–4=_____ praising

10–7=_____ and

20–15=_____ were

7+7=_____ heard

20–2=_____ thanking

6–4=_____ trumpeters

7+3=_____ one

20–3=_____ and

10+9=_____ the

4+4=_____ to

________ ________________ _______ ____________ __________ ________ 1 2 3 4 5 6

_______, ______ _____________ _______ ___________ _____ _____ 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

__________ _____ ______________ ______ _______________ _____ ______. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Pioneer Treasure Hunt

Instructions: Cut out or copy all the Pioneer Fact cards. Hide #2 by the kitchen sink; #3 in a toy box or closet; #4 on the stairs or front steps; #5 in the oven; #6 in the freezer; #7 on the kitchen or dining-room table; #8 in the bathtub or shower stall; #9 by the piano, record player, or radio; and the treasure itself (a small prize or treat) in a pantry or cupboard. If a clue doesn’t fit your home, change it or leave it out. Give fact card # 1 to treasure hunters to begin search.

Pioneer Fact #1 Pioneers used to drink from streams. They didn’t have running water like we do. Where do we get our drinks?

Pioneer Fact #2 Pioneers made up games to play as they traveled. Because they left most of their toys behind, they had to make their own toys from things that they found. Where do we keep our toys?

Pioneer Fact #3 As the pioneers traveled, they came to many mountains and hills. Climbing them was hard work! What do we have to climb every day?

Pioneer Fact #4 The pioneers traveled in all kinds of weather. Sometimes it was very hot! Where in our house can we turn on something to make it very, very hot?

Pioneer Fact #5 Pioneers also encountered cold so bitter that it cost many of them their lives. Where is it freezing cold in our house?

Pioneer Fact #6 Pioneers didn’t have homes to eat in. They cooked over open fires and ate their meals outside. Where do we eat our meals?

Pioneer Fact #7 Pioneers didn’t have bathtubs. They took their baths in rivers and streams. Where do we take baths?

Pioneer Fact #8 After a long day’s travel, the pioneers pulled their wagons into a circle, then built campfires. Often they sang and danced around these fires. Where do we sing and dance?

Pioneer Fact #9 The pioneers seldom had enough to eat. They were often hungry and had to ration food. We are lucky to have so much to eat. The treasure will be found where our food is stored.