Funstuf

By Shauna Mooney Kawasaki


Crazy Clues

Find the letter of the alphabet for each crazy clue below. Fill in all the boxes having that clue number with that same letter. When all the letters are filled in, read what Moses commanded Joshua to do with the scriptures.

  1. 1.

    This letter is in both eat and fist.

  2. 2.

    If you add this letter to kit, you will have something to fly on a windy day.

  3. 3.

    This letter is in the sounds a cat, an owl, and a cow make.

  4. 4.

    If you add this letter to sake, you will have an ice-cream drink.

  5. 5.

    If you put this letter in front of nt, you will have something small and crawly.

  6. 6.

    This letter is in both car and trill.

  7. 7.

    This letter isn’t in sea or see, but its name makes the same sound.

  8. 8.

    This letter is in helping, playing, jumping, and sleeping, and it’s not an n or a g.

Answer:

“Thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein” (Josh. 1:8).

Travel Game

Make a copy of this list for everyone on the trip. While traveling, the first one to see an item calls it out and gets to check it off her or his list. Upon reaching your destination, the player with the most items checked off is the winner.

  • red barn

  • city limit sign

  • woman in a green dress

  • dachshund

  • person fixing a flat tire

  • telephone line being repaired

  • fire engine

  • license plate from another country

  • cluster of oak trees

  • four-way stop

  • moving train

  • three-story building

  • hiker with a backpack

  • fruit stand

  • person with fishing gear

  • ice-cream vendor

  • the letter Z

  • windmill

  • helicopter

  • car with luggage on top

  • your national flag

  • horse and rider

  • post office

  • church steeple

  • roadside park

  • underpass

  • any animal-crossing sign

  • barbed-wire fence

  • flock of at least twenty birds

  • jogger dressed in blue

Old Testament Alphabet Pictures

The identification of each picture begins with a different letter of the alphabet. Use the scripture references to figure out the twenty-five letters (no word in the Old Testament begins with X), but be careful—some of them are tricky. One picture is of an object that you’ve probably never heard of, and some pictures are of actions.

__ 1. 2 Kgs. 5:6

__ 2. Ezek. 48:31–34

__ 3. 2 Sam. 5:7

__ 4. Ex. 3:7–8

__ 5. 2 Kgs. 6:5

__ 6. Deut. 8:11–18

__ 7. Ex. 26:31–33

__ 8. 1 Kgs. 10:28

__ 9. Ex. 19:3–4

__ 10. Prov. 3:3

__ 11. Mal. 3:16–17

__ 12. 1 Sam. 10:25

__ 13. Deut. 6:8, including footnote b

__ 14. Gen. 25:24

__ 15. Ps. 149:3

__ 16. Gen. 41:41–42

__ 17. Lev. 19:4

__ 18. Isa. 40:31

__ 19. 1 Kgs. 19:18

__ 20. Isa. 40:9, 22

__ 21. Ezek. 18:25

__ 22. Dan. 7:heading

__ 23. Ex. 27:20

__ 24. Zech. 1:8

 

__ 25. 1 Kgs. 10:1

 

Answers:

(1) letter, (2) gate, (3) Zion, (4) milk, (5) axe, (6) scorpions, (7) vail (veil), (8) yarn, (9) eagle, (10) write, (11) jewels, (12) book, (13) phylacteries, (14) twins, (15) dance, (16) neck, (17) idol, (18) run, (19) knees, (20) circle, (21) unequal, (22) four, (23) olive, (24) horse, (25) questions.

Hidden Zoo Animals

The name of a zoo animal is hidden in each of these sentences. The letters are in the right order but are found in more than one word.

Example: Where would you now like to go?

  1. 1.

    That may be a rare animal.

  2. 2.

    I’m sorry I came late for Rover’s obedience lesson, sir.

  3. 3.

    A pen can be a home for some animals.

  4. 4.

    Did you put the leftover spaghetti in the pan, Dad?

  5. 5.

    A hound’s nose always sniffs close to the ground.

  6. 6.

    What size brain does a robot have?

  7. 7.

    A long time ago a trainer taught her that trick.

  8. 8.

    I still am a big fan of petting zoos.

  9. 9.

    Can Bob catch that wild skunk?

  10. 10.

    Most rich people liked that zoo.

Answers:

(1) be a rare; (2) came late; (3) a pen; (4) pan, Dad; (5) nose always; (6) size brain; (7) ago a trainer; (8) still am a; (9) Bob catch; (10) most rich.

Riddle Diddles

  1. 1.

    If one hundred cats can catch one hundred rats in one hundred minutes, how long will it take six cats to catch six rats?

  2. 2.

    How often do big ocean liners sink?

  3. 3.

    On which side does a chicken have the most feathers?

  4. 4.

    What country is slippery?

  5. 5.

    What did the little chick say when he thought his mother laid an orange?

  6. 6.

    How can you close a book without touching it?

  7. 7.

    What is the easiest way to make a fire with two sticks?

  8. 8.

    Which berry is the oldest of all?

Answers:

(1) one hundred minutes, (2) only once, (3) the outside, (4) Greece (grease), (5) “Look at that orange marmalade,” (6) have someone else close it, (7) make sure one of them is a match, (8) the elderberry.

Number Puzzle

Cross off each box containing a number that answers the following statements. The remaining boxes will reveal a message from Psalm 118:6 [Ps. 118:6].

3

A

9

THE

28

LORD

8

LOVE

17

IS

23

ON

2

FORGIVE

15

MY

20

SIDE;

30

SINS

7

I

40

PROMISE

10

COMFORT

12

WILL

25

NOT

11

FEAR

a. Number of each kind of unclean beast on the ark.

b. Number of commandments given to Moses.

c. Number of humans on the ark.

d. Number of days Jonah spent in the belly of a big fish.

e. Number of pieces of silver Judas was paid to betray Jesus.

f. Number of days it rained during the flood.

Answers:

(a) 2, (b) 10, (c) 8, (d) 3, (e) 30, (f) 40—“The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.”