Funstuf

By Linda Hoffman Kimball


Missionary Dinner

Twelve words, all having to do with wonderful things in nature, are hiding in this silly little story about two hungry missionaries who will eat just about anything. Can you find animal, field, fish, flower, hill, moon, river, sea, sky, star, sun, and tree?

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    Tonight the missionaries came for dinner. The dog barked when they rang the

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    doorbell.

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    “Stop that barking, Fifi!” my brother, Malcolm said. He opened the door, still

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    muttering, “Honestly, that dog thinks she’s human! I, Malcolm the Magnificent,” he

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    said to the elders, “welcome you to our splendid meal tonight.”

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    “Hello, young men. Come in out of that chilly air,” Uncle Otto said. “Pay no atten-

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    tion to Fifi, Elder Brown. A bark and a sniff is her way of saying hi.”

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    My sister, Ernestine, came in with a tray of burnt little sausages and dried-up

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    vegetables. “First are the appetizers!” she said proudly. The elders ate them up.

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    “Now, everyone,” Mom said, “please allow the elders to sit down at the table.”

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    “Even though I’ve seen the main course, I don’t know exactly what tonight’s

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    entree is. Mom likes unusual things,” Malcolm said.

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    “Especially when the missionaries come!” I added.

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    “Yes, this should be fun,” Uncle Otto said. “I think I heard a moo now and then in

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    the kitchen this afternoon.”

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    The elders laughed.

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    When my sister brought out the dessert, she tripped and the lime gelatin splatted

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    across the table.

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    “Look at that green goo flow, Ernestine!” Uncle Otto chuckled. “May I ask you for

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    that recipe?”

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    By the time the elders left, not a bite of food was left. Elder Gomez said, “This was

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    the best meal we’ve had this month so far! I very much hope that you’ll invite us

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    again soon.”

Answers:

The number refers to the line in which the words appear—4 human! I Malcolm; 6 chilly; 7 Fifi, Elder; 7 sniff is her; 9 “First are; 10 please allow; 12 entree; 12 likes, unusual; 14 moo now; 19 flow Ernestine; 19 ask you; 22 far! I very.

Peanut Drop

(A game from Israel)

Materials

For each player, you will need: a sturdy chair, a clean jar with a small mouth (or other fairly small container), and twenty unshelled peanuts (or dried beans or buttons—the smaller these objects, the smaller the container’s mouth needs to be).

To Play

Place the jar on the floor in front of the chair. Each player in turn kneels on the chair and puts one hand behind his/her back. With the other hand, he/she tries to drop the peanuts into the jar. The first player to get five peanuts in the jar wins.

Variations

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    The player who gets the most peanuts in the jar wins.

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    Divide into equal teams, use only one chair per team, give each player five peanuts, and see which team has the most peanuts in the jar after three minutes. (No player may touch the chair until his/her preceding teammate has finished his/her turn and has completely gotten off the chair.)

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    Grip the chair with both hands and drop the peanuts with your teeth.

Church Presidents Crossword Puzzle

Answers to this crossword puzzle will be the name of the Church President described or the number of the order in which the named President served.

Across

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    He was a diligent missionary who converted over 2,000 people.

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    Joseph Fielding Smith was the ____ President.

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    He received the revelation that all worthy men could hold the priesthood.

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    He is the prophet today.

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    Brigham Young was the ____ President.

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    He was the first Latter-day prophet and the translator of the Book of Mormon.

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    Joseph Smith was the ____ President.

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    He stressed the importance of family life and of every member being a missionary.

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    Wilford Woodruff was the ____ President.

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    Howard W. Hunter was the ____ President.

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    He practiced his handwriting until he became an excellent penman.

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    David O. McKay was the ____ President.

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    Harold B. Lee was the ____ President.

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    John Taylor was the ____ President.

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    His father, Hyrum Smith, was martyred when he was only five years old.

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    He urged members to go to the temple often and to be Christlike.

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    The only President whose father was also a President.

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    His eyes were badly damaged while working for the railroad.

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    He taught of the power of the Book of Mormon and daily scripture study.

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    He promised St. George Saints that the drought would end if they would pay an honest tithing.

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    Lorenzo Snow was the ____ President.

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    He was shot four times but did not die in Carthage Jail when Joseph Smith was martyred.

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    George Albert Smith was the ____ President.

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    He led the pioneers to Utah and was a great colonizer.

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    Heber J. Grant was the ____ President.

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    Gordon B. Hinckley is the ____ President.

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    Ezra Taft Benson was the ____ President.

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    Spencer W. Kimball was the ____ President.

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    He established the Church Welfare Program.

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    Joseph F. Smith was the ____ President.

Answers:

Across:—(7> Wilford Woodruff, (10) tenth, (11) Spencer W. Kimball, (13) Gordon B. Hinckley, (14) second, (15) Joseph Smith, (18) first, (19) David O. McKay, (21) fourth, (23) fourteenth, (25) Heber J. Grant, (26) ninth, (28) eleventh, (29) third, (30) Joseph F. Smith. Down–(1) Howard W. Hunter, (2) Joseph Fielding Smith, (3) George Albert Smith, (4) Ezra Taft Benson, (5) Lorenzo Snow, (6) fifth, (8) John Taylor, (9) eighth, (12) Brigham Young, (16) seventh, (17) fifteenth, (20) thirteenth, (22) twelfth, (24) Harold B. Lee, (27) sixth.

Where in the World?

Match these internationally known landmarks with their locations.

1. Big Ben

a. Pisa, Italy

2. Golden Gate Bridge

b. Beijing, China

3. Eiffel Tower

c. Dublin, Ireland

4. Abbey Theatre

d. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5. Empire State Building

e. Athens, Greece

6. Brandenburg Gate

f. Giza (near Cairo), Egypt

7. Taj Mahal

g. Quebec, Canada

8. Parthenon

h. Berlin, Germany

9. Colosseum

i. San Francisco, California

10. Leaning Tower

j. Agra, India

11. Sugar Loaf Mountain

k. London, England

12. Red Square

l. Paris, France

13. Château Frontenac

m. New York City, New York

14. Pyramid of Cheops

n. Moscow, Russia

15. Forbidden City

o. Rome, Italy

Answers:

(1) k, (2) i, (3) l, (4) c, (5) m, (6) h, (7) j, (8) e, (9) o, (10) a, (11) d, (12) n, (13) g, (14) f, (15) b.

Articles of Faith Word Maze

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