Fun Stop

    “Fun Stop,” New Era, Sept. 2019, 24–25.

    Fun Stop

    Fun Stop

    The Extra Smile

    Pirate in bishop’s office

    No, you can’t pay your tithing with stolen treasure.

    Val Chadwick Bagley. Idea by Grant P., Arizona, USA

    Old people watching young people in backyard

    In my day, kids went into the neighbor’s yard to get back their baseball, not their drone.

    Ryan Stoker

    Mixed-Up Menu

    Ever tried eating spaghetti with a handful of tortilla chips? Or enjoyed the first course of a meal that consisted of nothing but a cookie, knife, and napkin?

    Here’s a fun activity you can plan for your next youth activity or family night. Create a menu where all the items are in code. Each participant fills out several items from the menu for each of three courses. But there’s a catch. They must fill out all three courses ahead of time, before any food has been brought out.

    See if you can match the code names below with their real life counterparts. Then create a menu from some of these (or names you create) and watch the hilarity ensue! Note: in your activity, you won’t provide the actual names for them to compare.

    1. Excalibur, the Younger Years

    2. Vampire Talisman

    3. Orange Commas

    4. Dip-Destroyers

    5. Sesame-Topped Satisfaction

    6. 360 Degrees of Russet

    7. Arctic Samples

    8. Lithosphere, Asthenosphere, Mesosphere

    9. Gluten-enshrouded Goodness

    10. The Wrath of Poseidon

    11. Discs of Delight

    12. When Blonde Goes Auburn

    13. Disappearing Fractions

    14. Sweet Solidified Sunlight

    15. Lovely Liquefied Sunlight

    16. Mistakes-Be-Gone

    17. Perfected Extract of Bovine

    18. Moses’s Finest Hour

    19. Flopsy’s Faves

    20. Moon Rocks

    21. Dish’s Sweetheart

    Actual Names

    1. Water

    2. Fruit juice

    3. Ice cubes

    4. Napkin

    5. Fork

    6. Knife

    7. Spoon

    8. Chips (crisps) or crackers

    9. Garlic bread

    10. Veggies or salad

    11. Fresh fruit

    12. Cheese

    13. Sandwich

    14. Macaroni and cheese

    15. Spaghetti

    16. Pizza

    17. Baked potato

    18. Hamburger

    19. Lasagna, parfait, or anything else layered

    20. Cookies

    21. Ice cream

    Emojis and Scriptures

    Can you figure out which scripture stories are told by these emojis?

    Hink Pink Think

    What’s a hink pink (a rhyming word pair) for somebody who hangs out on the sofa and is constantly grumpy? A couch grouch! (Oh, yeah. Go ahead and bask in the cheesiness.) Can you figure out the rest of the hink pinks?

    1. The person who sells you an appliance for making smoothies.

    2. When you go on a somewhat aimless walk and think deeply about the scriptures.

    3. A large, round ball of incredibly hard rock that travels around a sun.

    4. An institution of learning dedicated to studying precious stones.

    5. When Jacob Marley—Scrooge’s old business partner—heats bread and butters it.

    6. A sacrament meeting address that discusses parables about groups of sheep.


    Mixed-Up Menu

    1. F

    2. I

    3. N

    4. H

    5. R

    6. Q

    7. C

    8. S

    9. M

    10. E

    11. T

    12. O

    13. P

    14. K

    15. B

    16. D

    17. U

    18. A

    19. J

    20. L

    21. G (as in, “the dish ran away with the spoon” from “Hey Diddle Diddle!”)

    Emojis and Scriptures

    1. Lehi’s dream (see 1 Nephi 8)

    2. God touches stones to light the Jaredite barges (see Ether 3)

    3. Jesus Christ feeds the 5,000 (see Mark 6:35–44)

    4. The ten virgins (Matthew 25:1–13)

    5. Joseph flees Potifar’s wife (Genesis 39:7-9)

    6. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego survive the fiery furnace (Daniel 3)

    Hink Pink Think

    1. Blender Vendor

    2. Ponder Wander

    3. Granite Planet

    4. Jewel School

    5. Ghost Toast

    6. Flock Talk