Funstuf

By Rosie Centrone


Squaring Off

How many words with three, four, or five letters can you make by following the lines from letter to letter? Example: From R you can go to I but not to G. Do not include any words ending in s, or abbreviations.

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Answers:

again, agate, air, aria, ate, babe, bag, ban, bang, bar, barb, baste, bat, bear, beast, beat, bet, brag, brain, bran, brat, briar, bring, ear, east, eat, gab, gag, gain, gang, garb, gas, gate, gnat, irate, nab, nag, rag, rain, rat, rate, ring, sag, sang, sat, stab, stag, stain, stair, star, state, tab, tag, tan, tang, taste, tat, tea, tear (other answers are possible).

Spellbound

Jonah isn’t in the whale any more. But nine Old Testament animals “swallowed” by other creatures are still inside them. How many can you find? We’ve done the first one to get you started. Check your answers in the Bible verses.

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    Tarantula (Prov. 6:6)

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    Grasshopper (Deut. 5:14)

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    Meadowlark (Deut. 14:16)

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    Fox (Ex. 20:17)

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    Stallions (Gen. 49:9)

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    Beetle (Isa. 7:18)

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    Albatross (Lev. 11:19)

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    Behemoth (Job 4:19)

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    Wasp (Isa. 11:8)

Brown Bears

To make each bear, you will need: scissors, a brown paper sack, a pencil, tracing paper, a black pen, and crayons or colored markers.

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    Cut down the back of the sack along the seam. Then cut around the bottom so that you have one big, flat piece of sack (see illustrations below).

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    Trace the pattern on this page and use it to cut out as many bears as you’d like.

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    Decide what kind of bears you want: karate, sailor, baby, cheerleader, doctor or nurse, ballerina, baseball player, grandma, clown, etc. The possibilities are endless. Draw the faces and clothes on the bears, then color them.

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    Use the bears to tell stories to your family, friends, or yourself. The bears could also be used as greeting cards, package decorations, or place cards. You will have “beary” much fun!

Peace Letter Square

Find the words in the following scripture about peace by reading forward, backward, down, up, and diagonally. (Note: start with longer words; no shorter word is entirely within a longer one. For example, he is not in the but is a separate word.)

“But learn that he who doeth the works of righteousness shall receive his reward, even peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come” (D&C 59:23).

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Old Testament Food

Match the Old Testament food with its proper description.

1. A thick soup prepared by Jacob; Esau sold his birthright for it

 

a. Wheat, barley, food that grows on vines, figs, pomegranates, olives, and honey (See Deut. 8:8, heading.)

2. Food sent from heaven to feed the children of Israel in the wilderness

 

b. Meal and oil (See 1 Kgs. 17:1, 7–16.)

3. Watercress, radishes, endive, horseradish, and bread made without yeast—eaten with lamb by the children of Israel at the Passover meal

 

c. Grapes, pomegranates, and figs (See Num. 13:23, heading.)

4. Gleaned by Ruth in the fields of Boaz

 

d. Shewbread (See 1 Sam. 21:6; Bible Dictionary—Shewbread.)

5. Brought back from the land of Canaan by Moses’ spies

 

e. Corn and barley (See Ruth 2:2, 17.)

6. Ingredients used in cakes miraculously made for Elijah throughout a famine

 

f. Pottage (See Gen. 25:29–34.)

7. Food available in the land where the Israelites finally settled after wandering in the wilderness for forty years

 

g. Bitter herbs and unleavened bread (See Ex. 12:8; Bible Dictionary—Bitter herbs.)

8. Unleavened cakes placed in the tabernacle and eaten only by the priests

 

h. Manna (See Ex. 16:31–35.)

Answers:

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

Who Had the Spirit?

Read Isaiah 61:1 [Isa. 61:1] and fill in the missing words in the spaces below. Then, to find out who had the spirit of the Lord, read down the circled letters.

“The __ __ __ __ [__] __ of the Lord God is upon me;

__ __ __ __ __ [__] __ the Lord hath anointed me to

__ __ __ [__] __ __ good tidings unto the meek; he hath

sent me to __ [__] __ __ up the brokenhearted, to

__ __ __ __ __ [__] __ __ liberty to the captives,

and __ [__] __ opening of the prison to them that are bound.”

Answer:

Isaiah.

Old Testament Matchup

Match each Old Testament person with something that he is associated with.

1. Daniel

a. Oil

2. David

b. Lion’s Den

3. Elijah

c. Birthright

4. Elisha

d. Slingshot

5. Esau

e. Ravens

6. Jonah

f. Ark

7. Moses

g. Whale or big fish

8. Noah

h. Ten Commandments

Answers:

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

Who Is This Prophet?

—He cured Naaman, the Syrian captain, of leprosy.

—He made an iron ax float.

—He was a companion of the prophet Elijah and saw him ascend up to heaven.

—He miraculously multiplied barley and corn to feed the people.

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