Funstuf

By Patricia L. Dombrink


Math Teaser

Start with:

____ Months in a year

– ____ Blind mice in the nursery rhyme

+ ____ A single item

– ____ Sides of a rectangle

+ ____ Players on a United States football team

– ____ Sides on a stop sign

– ____ Cents in a nickel

+ ____ Planets in the solar system

– ____ A pair

– ____ A half dozen

+ ____ Days in a week

= ____

Your answer should be the same number that you started with.

Answers:

12 -3 +1 -4 +11 -8 -5 +9 -2 -6 +7 = 12.

Joseph and His Brothers

Read about Joseph’s reunion with his family in Genesis 42, 45, and 47 [Gen. 42; Gen. 45; Gen. 47]. Mark an O around the statements that are true and an X across the statements that are false. If you are correct, you will have three Xs or three Os in a row.

Ten of Joseph’s brothers went to Egypt to try to buy grain.

Joseph’s brothers didn’t know who he was when they met him in Egypt.

Joseph was angry that his brothers had sold him into slavery.

Joseph told his brothers that they should be mad at themselves for what they had done to him.

Joseph said that it was good for him to have been sold into Egypt, because he had saved lives.

Joseph didn’t want his brothers to tell his father that he was alive.

Joseph’s brothers were shepherds.

Pharaoh would not let Joseph’s family settle in Egypt.

The Israelites increased greatly in number.

Answers:

O O X X O X O X O

Blueberry Patch Maze

Which way should the bears go to pick blueberries?

maze

Popular Sayings

Which word in the second column completes each popular saying?

1. There’s no business like _____ business.

a. dime

2. Play _____.

b. sailors

3. Take _____.

c. nine

4. Go fly a _____.

d. doctor

5. An apple a day keeps the _____ away.

e. penny

6. The early bird gets the _____.

f. kite

7. As snug as a _____ in a rug.

g. ball

8. A ______ a dozen.

h. show

9. Haste makes _____.

i. waste

10. A stitch in time saves _____.

j. worm

11. Red sky at night, _____ delight.

k. five

12. A _____ for your thoughts.

l. bug

Answers:

(1) h, (2) g, (3) k, (4) f, (5) d, (6) j, (7) l, (8) a, (9) i, (10) c, (11) b, (12) e.

Rainbow Veggies

Can you fill in the vegetable names after reading the descriptions and looking at the picture clues?

Answers:

(1) beet, (2) cauliflower, (3) potato, (4) carrot, (5) radish, (6) spinach, (7) cabbage, (8) zucchini.