Funstuf

By Barbara Switzer


Nephite Disciples Letter Square

Read 3 Nephi 19:4 [3 Ne. 19:4] to learn the names of the twelve disciples whom Jesus Christ called to lead and teach the people, then find them in the letter square by reading forward, backward, down, up, and diagonally. (Read carefully—this one is trickier than it looks!)

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“Who Am I?” Anagrams

Hidden in each sentence is an anagram of the person being described. (An anagram is a word formed by rearranging the letters of another word.) Example: Adam’s son carried a bale of wheat. Answer: Abel. Bale is an anagram of Abel. Note: These scriptures contain the answers but not in the same order as the anagram sentences: 1 Nephi 19:10 [1 Ne. 19:10]; Alma 2:20; Alma 2:21–22; 3 Nephi 19:4 [3 Ne. 19:4]; Ether 1:29–30; Moroni 9:2 [Moro. 9:2].

  1. 1.

    I was sent by Alma to spy for the Nephites; Roman was not.

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    A mural shows me, a Nephite officer, being killed with a sword.

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    More than just the son of Shule, I was the father of Emer.

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    A son of Nephi, I was chosen as one of the twelve disciples by Jesus Christ; Jason was not.

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    A heron may have watched as I slew Gideon.

  6. 6.

    A menu of the prophecies about the death of Jesus Christ would include mine that He would be crucified.

Answers:

(1) Amnor (Roman), (2) Luram (mural), (3) Omer (more), (4) Jonas (Jason), (5) Nehor (heron), (6) Neum (menu).

Turkey Puzzle

Fill in the turkey puzzle by using the clues.

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    Vegetable shaped like a top

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    Spread for bread

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    Shellfish

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    Gingerbread boy

  5. 5.

    Not salt, but ________

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    Small, round, red fruit

Answers:

(1) turnip, (2) butter, (3) shrimp, (4) cookie, (5) pepper, (6) cherry.

Guess What!

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    It runs all day and never walks; often murmurs, never talks; it has a bed but doesn’t sleep, has a mouth but doesn’t eat. What is it?

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    What can speak every language in the world?

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    What breaks when you say its name?

  4. 4.

    We throw away the outside, eat the middle, then throw away the inside; solve the riddle.

Answers:

(1) a river, (2) an echo, (3) silence, (4) corn on the cob (other answers are possible).

Anteater Feast

An anteater began to feast upon a group of thirty ants. After he had eaten six of them, along came a buddy and asked him to share. They split the remaining ants between them evenly and began eating. They had each eaten three of their ants, when another friend happened by. It would be rude not to share with him, they thought, so they divided the remaining ants equally among themselves. How many ants did each anteater eat?

Answers:

The first anteater ate 15 ants; the second ate 9; the third, 6.