Funstuf

By Jill Johnson Hymas


Nephi and the Murdered Judge

The pictures illustrating this Book of Mormon story are all mixed up. Read Helaman 8–9 [Hel. 8–9], number the pictures in the order that they should be, then color them. You might also like to mount them on lightweight cardboard, punch holes along the top or left sides, tie them with yarn or string to look like a book, and put them with your Sunday things.

Book of Mormon story(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Beth Whittaker

Answers:

(1) E, (2) B, (3) A, (4) D, (5) F, (6) C.

Jumping Toothpicks

This trick requires only two toothpicks and a little bit of practice. The secret is in the way you hold the toothpicks.

First, hold one toothpick near one end between your left pointer finger and thumb so that the toothpick is horizontal and pointing away from you.

Next, lightly place the tip of your middle finger against the bottom of the toothpick end (see illustration)—this is what makes the trick work.

Then, with your right hand, place the second toothpick on top of the one in your left hand and at a right angle to it (see illustration). Hold it loosely so that it can jump freely, or balance it there with just a finger, allowing the toothpick open space to jump off.

Now, as you command the toothpick to jump, rub upward and toward you on the toothpick in your left hand with the tip of your middle finger.

Once you have mastered the skill of making one toothpick jump, you might want to try making two or three more toothpicks jump at the same time. Or if your audience catches on or already knows this trick, you can have contests to see whose toothpick jumps the highest or the farthest.

Hidden Scripture

Blacken all the boxes that contain the letters j, k, p, q, u, v, w, and z, and you will be able to read a scripture about faith.

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Answer:

The Lord is able to do all things … for … men, if … they exercise faith in him (1 Ne. 7:12).