Funstuf

By Susan Curtis


Keyword Maze

Do you know the keywords/phrases to the Articles of Faith? If so, they will easily lead you through this maze. If you don’t know them, start at the arrow and find the path that leads into a star. Place a “1” in that star. Now find the path out of that star and into a second star. Place a “2” in it. Continue in this manner until you reach the thirteenth star.

Articles of Faith Rebus

Work out each rebus to read the third Article of Faith.

Homonyms Letter Square

Homonyms are words that sound alike but are spelled differently. (Examples: feet and feat,sleigh and slay.) Think of a homonym for each word below, then find your word in the letter square by reading forward, backward, down, up, and diagonally.

Note: Start with the longer words—though the same letter may be used in more than one word, no shorter word is entirely within a longer one. For example, if two was the given word, both to and too would be homonyms, but to would not be within too or root (reading root backward) if it were the homonym for route.

F

U

R

D

E

E

R

L

L

A

E

N

A

M

N

O

M

A

I

D

U

A

A

P

S

E

G

S

O

N

E

Z

A

D

N

R

W

A

S

T

E

O

G

D

L

U

O

W

S

Awl

____________

Peel

____________

Days

____________

Rain

____________

Dear

____________

See

____________

Due

____________

Some

____________

Fir

____________

Sow

_____, ______

Grown

____________

Sun

____________

Lone

____________

Waist

____________

Made

____________

Won

____________

Main

____________

Wood

____________

Pain

____________

   

Answers:

all, daze, deer, dew and do, fur, groan, loan, maid, mane, pane, peal, reign, sea, sum, sew and so, son, waste, one, would.

Telephone Message

Use the telephone to decode a Bible passage. It’s up to you to decide which of the three letters above each number is the right one to spell the message. Place the letter in the blank above the number. It might help to do shorter words first. Check your answer by reading the Bible reference following the message.

1

2 ABC

3 DEF

4 GHI

5 JKL

6 MNO

7 PRS

8 TUV

9 WXY

“__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __; 7 3 5 6 4 2 3 9 4 8 4 6 3

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 3 6 7 4 4 2 8 3 3 6 8 6 3

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 6 9 7 4 3 3 7 9 4 4 2 4

__ __ __ __ __ __ __” (Luke 15:6) 9 2 7 5 6 7 8

Answer:

“Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.”

Möbius Mysteries

Over a hundred years ago, a German mathematician, August Möbius, discovered that strange things happen if you twist a strip of paper before you tape its ends together to make a loop. Perhaps you have already discovered what happens when you cut down the middle of the length of the loop (see illustration). If you haven’t, guess what you think will happen, then make a Möbius strip and cut it lengthwise.

Now try twisting the strip twice (or three times!) before taping the loop closed and cutting. Then try cutting the loops from one third of the way from an edge, instead of halfway. What happens when you try cutting one fourth of the way from an edge?

If you draw a line along the middle of the loop instead of cutting it, you will find that you have come back to where you started only after your line goes on both the “inside” and the “outside” of the loop.