Funstuf

By Shauna Mooney Kawasaki


X Spells It Out

Starting at the left, go from the top to the bottom of each column to the spaces marked with an X. In order in the blanks below, write the letter at the left of each X. The first one is done to get you started.

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Answer:

“We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost” (A of F 1:1)

Doubles

Some things that Heavenly Father has taught through Bible stories are similarly taught in Book of Mormon stories. See if you know whom each story is about. Check your answers by reading the scriptures referred to, then decide what principle was being taught and why it is important. This would be a good family home evening activity.

  1. 1.

    Who received a promise from Jesus to remain on earth and not taste of death? Bible

    _____________________ (See John 21:21–23,heading; also, D&C 7:1–6.)

    Book of Mormon

    _____________________ (See 3 Ne. 28:6–9, heading.)

  2. 2.

    Who was put to death by the chief rulers for bearing his testimony and telling them to repent? Bible

    _____________________ (See Acts 7:51–60, heading.)

    Book of Mormon

    _____________________ (See Mosiah 17:5–20.)

  3. 3.

    To whom did the Lord or his angel appear and command to stop persecuting the Church?

    Bible

    _____________________ (See Acts 9:1–5.)

    Book of Mormon

    _____________________ (See Mosiah 27:8, 11–17.)

Double Fun

Each answer in this puzzle has two different meanings. Each clue suggests both meanings.

Example: Clue—This piece of jewelry sounds like a bell. Answer—ring.

word game

Across

  1. 1.

    Hit a golf ball with this group.

  2. 3.

    Use this to draw a place for pigs.

  3. 4.

    This is still there and not to the right.

  4. 6.

    This is a measuring stick that sits on a throne.

  5. 8.

    This is neither easy nor soft.

  6. 9.

    The brain does obey.

  7. 10.

    This is a factory in a flowerpot.

Down

  1. 2.

    At the very end, this won’t wear out.

  2. 3.

    Sixteen ounces are what you can beat into the ground.

  3. 4.

    It’s not heavy when you switch this on.

  4. 5.

    This loud noise is a pole on a sail.

  5. 7.

    This bakery treat likes to go around and around.

Answers:

Across—(1) club, (3) pen, (4) left, (6) ruler, (8) hard, (9) mind, (10) plant. Down—(2) last, (3) pound, (4) light, (5) boom, (7) roll.

Where Jesus Was

To find the names of places where Jesus was known to have been, first look up each reference and write on the blanks the name of the place mentioned. Then find that place in the letter square by reading forward, backward, down, up, and diagonally.

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John 1:28, heading __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

John 12:1 __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Luke 2:6–7, heading __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Luke 9:10 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

3 Nephi 11:1, 8–11 [3 Ne. 11:1, 8–11] (the land) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Mark 8:27 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ (Philippi)

Matthew 26:57–58 [Matt. 26:57–58] (palace of) __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

John 2:1–2 __ __ __ __ (of Galilee)

John 2:12 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Matthew 2:13–15 [Matt. 2:13–15] __ __ __ __ __

Luke 24:13–15 (road to) __ __ __ __ __ __

John 11:54 __ __ __ __ __ __ __

John 1:43 __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Mark 6:53 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Mark 14:32 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

John 19:17 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Exodus 33:6–9, 11 [Ex. 33:6–9] (mount) __ __ __ __ __

Luke 18:35 __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Luke 2:41–42 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Joseph Smith—History 1:heading, 5, 15–17 [JS—H 1:5, 15–17] __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Genesis 12:6–7 [Gen. 12:6–7] (plain of) __ __ __ __ __

Luke 7:11 __ __ __ __

Matthew 2:23 [Matt. 2:23] __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Matthew 21:1 [Matt. 21:1] (mount of) __ __ __ __ __ __

John 4:5 (city of) __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Ether 3:1, 13 (mount) __ __ __ __ __ __

Matthew 15:21 [Matt. 15:21] __ __ __ __ (and) __ __ __ __ __

Party Games

If you have a valentine (or other) party, here are some paper-and-pencil games you might include.

  1. 1.

    Without putting down their names, have each person write a description of her/himself. Collect the papers, mix them up, then read each description and see if the group can guess who the person is.

    Variations: Have the descriptions be of a real person he/she would like to be, or of an animal (real or imaginary) she/he thinks is particularly interesting.

    Time limit: 4–6 minutes

  2. 2.

    See who can come up with the longest list of things that are naturally yellow. Things colored artificially (like clothes, icing on cakes) don’t count. Give examples (leaves in the fall, bananas) only if needed.

    Time limit: 3–5 minutes

  3. 3.

    Have each person make up book titles and “appropriate” authors. When time is up, ask each to read his witticisms. Here are some examples to help get the creative juices running: Hide and Seek by I. C. Ewe, Bigfoot by Harry M. Onster, How to Add Big Numbers by Carrie Over, The Seesaw by T. Tertotter.

    Time limit: 8–10 minutes