Funstuf

By Sharon Kiser


Righteous Fathers and Sons

Match these righteous Book of Mormon fathers with their righteous sons. Be careful—there are often more than one person in the Book of Mormon with the same name. Use the scriptures given, if you need help.

(Note: Some of these fathers may have had other righteous sons, but little or nothing is known about them.)

1. Helaman (Hel. 3:21)

 

a. Mosiah

2. Lehi (2 Ne. 5:6)

b. Ammon, Aaron, Omner, Himni

3. King Mosiah (Omni 1:23)

c. Sam, Nephi, Jacob, Joseph

4. Alma the Younger (Alma 31:7)

d. Nephi, Lehi

5. Jacob (Jacob 7:27)

e. Helaman, Shiblon, Corianton

6. King Benjamin (Mosiah 1:2)

f. Enos

7. Enos (Jarom 1:1)

g. Benjamin

Answers:

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

Giant Sandwich

Eric had five friends—George, Mary, Stuart, Ellen, and Mike—whom he invited to his house for lunch. He had a large loaf of bread to make a hoagie sandwich, and he asked each friend to bring one of the following to put on the sandwich: cheese, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, and turkey. From the five clues given, can you discover what each friend brought for the sandwich?

To help you solve the puzzle: when you know someone didn’t bring an item, place an X in the box. If you learn what someone did bring, put a × in the box. If you have a × in a box, you know that all the other boxes on that same line, both horizontally and vertically, should have an X in them. Keep going over the clues until you solve the puzzle.

Clues:

  1. 1.

    Mary and Mike did not bring tomatoes.

  2. 2.

    The lettuce was not brought by a boy.

  3. 3.

    The turkey was not brought by a girl.

  4. 4.

    Ellen brought the pickles.

  5. 5.

    George did not bring turkey or tomatoes.

 

George

Mary

Stuart

Ellen

Mike

Pickles

         

Tomatoes

         

Turkey

         

Lettuce

         

Cheese

         

Answers:

George, cheese; Mary, lettuce; Stuart, tomatoes; Ellen, pickles; and Mike, turkey.

Sail for Sale

When words are pronounced the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings, they are called homonyms. For example, sale and sail are homonyms. Fill in the blanks in each sentence with a pair of homonyms that will make each sentence make sense. We have done the first one for you.

  1. 1.

    The grizzly ___bear___ stripped the bush ___bare___ of berries.

  2. 2.

    Everyone _______________ that a _______________ is used for smelling.

  3. 3.

    Mary used her _______________ hand to _______________ letters.

  4. 4.

    Joe stubbed his _______________ on a river rock while trying to _______________ his canoe to shore.

  5. 5.

    Jill turned _______________ when she saw Jack fall down and spill his _______________ of water.

  6. 6.

    Rex helped his dad chop _______________ because he knew that they _______________ need it for the fireplace during the winter.

  7. 7.

    There were three bananas, one _______________, and a _______________ of apples in the fruit bowl.

  8. 8.

    The lion’s _______________ was the _______________ thing Jennifer admired about the animal.

  9. 9.

    When _______________ fell, the _______________ of the Round Table rode his horse off into the darkness.

  10. 10.

    The big football player _______________ _______________ pancakes for breakfast.

Answers:

(1) bear, bare; (2) knows, nose; (3) right, write; (4) toe, tow; (5) pale, pail; (6) wood, would; (7) pear, pair; (8) mane, main; (9) night, knight; (10) ate, eight.