Funstuf

By Marianne Frost Bates


Who Said It?

Match the statement from the Book of Mormon with the person who said it.

1. “And if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.” (See Moro. 10:1, 4.)

 

A. Abinadi

2. “Therefore touch these stones, O Lord, with thy finger, and prepare them that they may shine forth in darkness … that we may have light while we shall cross the sea.” (See Ether 3:1, 4.)

 

B. Alma, converted priest of King Noah

3. “I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.” (See 1 Ne. 3:7.)

 

C. Ammon, son of Mosiah and grandson of King Benjamin

4. “Learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.” (See Mosiah 2:7–8, 17.)

 

D. Brother of Jared

5. “I kneeled down before my Maker … and all the day long did I cry unto him; yea, and when the night came I did still raise my voice high that it reached the heavens.” (See Enos 1:1, 4.)

 

E. Enos

6. “Is it because thou hast heard that I defended thy servants and thy flocks, and slew seven of their brethren with the sling and with the sword, and smote off the arms of others … ; behold, is it this that causeth thy marvelings?” (See Alma 18:16.)

 

F. King Benjamin

7. “For five years more cometh, and behold, then cometh the Son of God to redeem all those who shall believe on his name.” (See Hel. 14:1–2.)

 

G. Moroni, Nephite commander

8. “This generation, because of their iniquities, shall be brought into bondage, and shall be … driven by men, and shall be slain.” (See Mosiah 12:1–2.)

 

H. Moroni, son of Mormon

9. “In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children.” (See Alma 46:11–12.)

 

I. Nephi, son of Lehi

10. “As ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, … what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a covenant with him … ?” (See Mosiah 18:7–10.)

 

J. Samuel the Lamanite

Answers:

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

Book of Mormon Books

Find the names of all fifteen books in the Book of Mormon by reading forward, backward, down, up, and diagonally. Because all book names have at least one letter that is not in any other name, it is important to find the longest names first.

P

S

O

N

E

S

O

J

A

K

E

M

M

W

O

R

D

S

O

F

M

O

R

M

O

N

O

M

O

I

N

J

J

E

R

S

R

R

E

N

N

E

P

H

I

A

B

O

O

Q

O

P

N

I

E

T

H

E

R

C

N

Z

A

S

H

O

A

R

H

A

R

O

I

O

D

J

J

I

M

H

H

E

L

A

M

A

N

B

U

H

H

R

U

P

L

M

O

S

I

A

H

P

K

P

O

C

T

E

A

M

O

E

H

E

E

L

E

M

N

E

P

N

J

R

E

N

O

B

J

N

Alma

Jacob

Mosiah

Nephi

Enos

Jarom

Nephi

Omni

Ether

Mormon

Nephi

Words of Mormon

Homonym Puzzle

Homonyms are words that sound alike but have different meanings, such as bear and bare, or waste and waist.

Fill in the blanks of each of the following sentences with homonyms.

Example: The doctor said that the cut on his heel would heal soon. Look easy? Then try these.

  1. 1.

    The ______ reason I went there was to see the horse with the flowing ______.

  2. 2.

    The pigeon-______ ______ ______ the lily pad to shore.

  3. 3.

    Tom ______ down the ______ in a car, while I ______ a boat across the river.

  4. 4.

    It’s hard to ______ an apple or a ______ with a ______ of scissors.

  5. 5.

    Do ______ see the ______ and her lambs standing by the ______ tree?

  6. 6.

    We should ______ down the ______ way to hold the ceremonial ______.

  7. 7.

    I wondered if you ______ they had moved the ______ in the zoo to a ______ place.

Answers:

(1) main, mane, (2) toed, toad, towed, (3) rode, road, rowed, (4) pare, pear, pair, (5) you, ewe, yew, (6) write, right, rite, (7) knew, gnu, new.

Oak Apple Experiment

Directions

If you live in an area where oak trees grow, find some oak apples—the large, hard, ball-like galls found on the limbs and twigs of most oak trees. Break open a few oak apples with a hammer, and locate the hard kernels, which are near the center. Then use a pair of pliers to tear the tough kernels apart.

What Happens and Why?

The kernel in each oak apple will have a hollow place or—if you are lucky enough to find one that grew on a tree during the previous summer—even live insect larvae or pupae.

Oak apples are not edible for people. They are caused by a small, stubby, harmless wasp that lives most of its life inside the gall (oak apple). A female lays her eggs in a fast-growing part of the tree during the spring, and a growth soon appears. As the growth becomes larger, the eggs hatch and the larvae feed on the soft, nutritious tissue inside. Then, when the sap goes down in the tree, the gall becomes extremely hard and the larvae become pupae. In most climates, the adult wasps emerge in the spring from the hard oak apples and promptly seek mates. They seldom live more than a few weeks more.

If some large oak apples are stored in glass jars with breathing holes, would the adult wasps emerge so that you could see them flying around in the jar? Why not find out?