Funstuf

By Jane K. Priewe


Make a Cloud

Note: Because very hot water is needed, get your parents’ permission first.

To make a cloud, you will need: a wide-mouthed, glass jar—like mayonnaise, pickles, or olives come in—a flashlight, hot water, and a metal tray of ice cubes.

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    Take all these things into a very dark room. Before you turn off the light, carefully pour about an inch of the hot water into the jar and set the tray of ice cubes on top of the jar.

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    Now turn on your flashlight. Shine the beam through the jar’s middle, and you’ll see a small cloud floating there, just like a “grown-up” one.

Your little cloud was created in the same way as the big ones we see in the sky. Warm air from the earth floats upward until it merges with cool air high above the earth. With your small cloud, warm air from the hot water floated up to mix with the cool air under the tray of ice cubes. In both cases, a cloud is formed.

Clouds hold moisture, and when the water gets too heavy, the moisture falls from the clouds as rain. Your cloud will probably be too tiny to make a shower, but how great to actually make a cloud!

Listen, Listen!

Can you figure out these phrases from Primary songs? Here’s a hint: Sound them out.

You might like to use this activity in a family home evening and sing the songs after you guess them. For those who have the Children’s Songbook, after each phrase, we have put the page number where that song can be found.

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    Thutch appled orse (156)

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    Eye off in go wok king (202)

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    Thug ole dimple eights (86)

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    Wants their wuzzas know man (249)

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    It saw tumtime (246)

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    Eye bee leaf in bee in gon ist (149)

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    Fam Lee—his story—eye yam doing it (94)

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    Eye one derwin Heek um sagin (82)

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    Moth third ear aisle of view sew (206)

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    Win thuff am league it stew gether (194)

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    Two bee a pie on ear (218)

Answers:

(1) “The chapel doors,” (2) “I often go walking,” (3) “The golden plates,” (4) “Once there was a snowman,” (5) “It’s autumntime,” (6) “I believe in being honest,” (7) “Fam’ly history—I am doing it,” (8) “I wonder, when he comes again,” (9) “Mother dear, I love you so,” (10) “When the fam’ly gets together,” (11) “To be a pioneer.”

Articles of Faith Word Maze

Find a letter path through the maze by connecting the letters that spell out the twelfth article of faith by reading forward, backward, down, up, and diagonally. Your path must never cross itself. Be careful—some of these are tricky! We have started you off with the first two words, We believe. (See A of F 1:12.)

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Say What?

To learn a nature fact, start with the second column. Go from top to bottom and copy down the letters you find to the left of the dots. Then divide your letters into words.

Answer:

Giraffes were once called cameleopards.