Funstuf

By Janet Peterson


Old Testament People

Find the following Old Testament people by reading forward, backward, down, up, and diagonally. Read the unused letters from left to right from the top row to the bottom to find the names of four more Old Testament people. (Note: Because all names have at least one letter that is not in any other name, it is important to find the longest names first.)

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D

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M

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Aaron

Esau

Isaiah

Micah

Rebekah

Abraham

Esther

Jacob

Moses

Ruth

Adam

Eve

Job

Nahum

Samuel

Amos

Ezra

Joel

Noah

Sarai (Sarah)

Boaz

Ham

Jonah

Obed

Saul

Daniel

Hosea

Joseph

Orpah

Shem

David

Isaac

Lot

Rachel

Solomon

Elijah

 

Malachi

   

Answers:

Elisha, Darius, Naomi, Jesse.

Old Testament Puzzle

First, use the references to learn who these Old Testament people are, then write their names in the boxes. When read down, the letters in the darker boxes will spell a word that is found in the Ten Commandments (see Ex. 20:8, preface).

puzzle
  1. 1.

    The boy who served Eli in the temple (see 1 Sam. 1:8–28; 1 Sam. 2:11).

  2. 2.

    The name of the first man on earth (see Gen. 1:1–28; Gen. 2:19).

  3. 3.

    The woman who married Isaac (see Gen. 24).

  4. 4.

    The father of Isaac (see #3).

  5. 5.

    The mother of Samuel (see #1).

  6. 6.

    The young woman who left her own country and went with her mother-in-law, Naomi, to Bethlehem (see Ruth 1:1–17, 22).

  7. 7.

    The man who built an ark to save his family and animals from a great flood (see Gen. 6:9–14, 19–22; Gen. 7:4, 11–14, 24; Gen. 8:13–19).

Air Adventures

Air is constantly moving things. Have you ever watched a tree sway in the wind, or a flower wave in the breeze? Try this balloon trick to see how you can use air power to move things.

  1. 1.

    Pull a piece of string at least 6′ (1.8 m) long through a drinking straw.

  2. 2.

    Tie each end of the string to a chair, and move one of the chairs so that the string is pulled tight.

  3. 3.

    Blow up a balloon. Hold the opening closed, and tape one side of the balloon to the straw. Don’t let go of the balloon yet!

  4. 4.

    Keep pinching the balloon closed as you slide the straw to the end of the string the end of the balloon is pointing toward.

  5. 5.

    Now let go of the balloon.

Your balloon uses the force of the air leaving it to push against the air in the room. Does this work if you slide the straw to the other chair before releasing the balloon?

Balloon activity