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Word Link Kidspot This is a puzzle with extra clues, all the answers have the letters FRO (in that order) in them.

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Sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick, is the most difficult English tongue-twister. Can you say it five times quickly?

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Shipwrecked Sam is in stormy waters. Which way must he head to reach a golden beach?

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Pic Puzzles

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Pencilhead’s Word Find

UNIVERSAL PUZZLE Can you find the 10 starry words?

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Sudoku Enter the numbers 1 to 4 in each row, column and 2x2 square, in each combination there should be only one of each number. Don’t worry, there’s no maths involved!

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Solution: "Shape Art" Kangaroos and Emus always go forward because they can’t walk backwards.

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Sudoku Enter the numbers 1 to 9 in each row, column and 3x3 square, in each combination there should be only one of each number. Don’t worry, there’s no maths involved!

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Kid’s Brain Ticklers

Each shape contains a clue to a well known saying, object or name. Can you work them out?

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It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. But if you could, your eyeballs would not pop out; that’s just an urban legend.

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Trim the 15 puzzle pieces and join them together to show the mystery number.

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For your chance to win one of our fantastic prizes, send your finished puzzle and picture to: ADDRESS. Entries close by DATE. Join the Dots

Join the dots and colour in the picture.

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Pic Puzzles

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Word Link This is a puzzle with extra clues, all the answers have the letters CRU (in that order) in them.

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1. In the movie, Finding Nemo, what is Nemo’s father’s name? 2. What do you call a baby Koala? 3. What is the name of the game where players have to select a card, and attempt to draw the word? 4. Who was the lead singer of the girl group, Destiny’s Child? 5. Who does Australia play in the Bledisloe Cup? 6. How many States, and how many major mainland Territories does Australia have? 7. Who plays the role of Troy Bolton in the High School Musical film series? 8. In which Australian state was Kevin Rudd born? 9. Who is the author of the Chronicles of Narnia series of books? 10. Which TV show was hosted by Gretel Killeen from 2001 to 2007?

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Frogs are amphibians and live on all continents except Antarctica.

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Spot the Difference

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Spot the ten differences between the two pictures, then colour them in.

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1. Which band consists of three brothers: Kevin, Joe and Nick? ©Ric Allport 2. What do you call a baby goat? 3. Which twins are best known for playing the role of Michelle Tanner on the TV series, Full House? 4. What is the capital of the United States of America? 5. In which TV series would you find Boots the Monkey, Swiper the Fox, and Isa the Iguana? 6. Who does Australia play in the Ashes? 7. Who hosted a special about her father called My Daddy the Crocodile Hunter? 8. Who was the first Australian Idol? 9. What are the names of Harry Potter’s two best friends in the Harry Potter books and movies? 10. In which theme park on the Gold Coast would you find Wiggles World?

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The only metal that stays liquid at room temperature is mercury.

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Secret Shape Word Search Find all the listed words in this grid - they can run in any direction, even backwards or diagonally, but always in a straight line. Then colour in the left-over squares to Find discover a hidden The name of inthe shape is in the orword list, can all the listed words shape! in this grid - they can run anysecret direction, even backwards diagonally, but always in a straight line. Then colour in the left-over letter squares to discover a hidden you find it? shape! Last of all, the name of the Secret Shape is in the word list — can you find it? G A J U N G L E G A R A G

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Total Recall Test your power of recall by studying the cartoon for 10 seconds. Then turn the page upside down, cover the cartoon and answer the questions below. 1. What’s lying in the gutter? 2. Has the dog spots? 3. How many wheels are visible on the skateboard? 4. Is the fence in the background stone or wood palings? 5. What’s the boy wearing on his left wrist?

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Pundit Each cartoon is a pun on a word, title or phrase. Can you work it out?

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Kid Spot Each letter picture spells out the name of a planet.

Can you decipher the clues and complete the crossword?

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Dead skin makes up most of the dust in our homes. Yuck!

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Off and running! Tiny Tim’s robot has escaped from the box. Quick! Get to it before it goes round the bend.

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Fun Stuff for Kids

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Word Sudoku Enter the letters PLAY in each row, column and 2x2 square, in each combination there should be only one of each letter.

Fitting Words

Kid’s Brain Ticklers

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Page 1 Page 10 Brainteasers: Find the anchors: Sudoku Pig = anchor 3, sheep = anchor 1 2 2, lion = anchor 4, dog = anchor 1. Hot or cold: Hot = cup of 4 5 drink, sun,3fire. Cold = ice blocks, ice cream, snowman. 6 7 Page 2 Join the Dots: Owl 8 9 Page 3 Word Link:10Frond, frogman,11 froth, frozen, defrost, confront, saffron, frock, frosting,13frown.

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Page 5 15 16Kid’s Brain Ticklers: 1. Wrapped Pic Puzzle: Behind the purple up 2. Hit below the belt 3. Pushshelf, in the yellow jar, on top up 4. Undercover cop. © Ken Egan - M466 of the bookcase, in the cat’s mouth, in the girl’s mouth, on Page 13 the bed, under the bed near the Pic Puzzle: Antelope white table, on the bottom rug, on the floor near the top rug, on Page 14 the pink table. Word Link: Scruffy, cruelty, recruit, cruise, accrue, crumble, Page 6 scrub, crumpet, crustacean, SOLUTION Kidspot: 1. Daisy 2. Cat+nap, crunch. Children’s Trivia pig+pen, dog+paddle, Challenge: 1. Marlin 2. A joey 3. monkey+wrench, horse+shoe, Pictionary 4. Beyoncé Knowles bird+bath. One and only: Large 5. New Zealand 6. Six States, suitcase, left middle. Two Territories 7. Zac Efron 8. Queensland 9. C. S. Lewis 10. Page 8 Big Brother Pencilhead’s Word Find Page 15 Spot the differences

Secret Shape solution : boat

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Page 17 Pundit: 1. Blood hound 2. Cow poke Kidspot: Left 1 Venus, 2 Mars, 3 Earth, 4 Mercury. Right Across: 1 sub, 3 up, 5 ant, 8 enter, 9 seal, 11 letter. Down: 1 shell, 2 bat, 4 pull, 6 nest, 7 tree, 10 ark. Page 19 Stepword: Rags, rage, cage, care, core, cone, bone. Page 20 Mini Maths 6 3 8 2 1 1 2 2 7 0 3 2 5 9 0 3 1 1 7 3 4 4 6

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Fun Stuff for Kids: Birds in sky, cactus missing, insect on rock, cloud moved, tail on scorpion, eyes under rock, grass at cactus base, sun smiling. Page 21 Word Sudoku

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Page 9 Word Find: Shape art

Stepword: Rose, lily, daisy, tulip Children’s Trivia Challenge: 1. The Jonas Brothers 2. A kid 3. Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Fuller Olsen 4. Washington, DC 5. Dora the Explorer 6. England 7. Bindi Sue Irwin 8. Guy Sebastian 9. Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger 10. Dreamworld

Fitting Words: Across: Boil, ogre, slit, hess. Down: Bosh, ogle, iris, lets. Find Me: First row, fifth column, going backwards. Kid’s Brain Ticklers: 1. B, 2. C, 3. A, 4. B, 5. C.

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