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February 11, 2016
Our puzzle page appeared in the Busy Parents magazine. Visit our resource centre if you would like to print the page out as a fun activity. The puzzle page is ideal for children ages 6 to 11 and takes about 20 minutes to complete.
The answers for the Tutorfair Busy Parents Puzzle Page includes the Alice in Wonderland word search, the word wheel, the number pyramid and more information on the fun facts are below.
Good luck! Scroll for the answers...
The Word Search
As the Busy Parents magazine was distributed at the Bournville Book Fair, we thought we would choose "books" as the theme for our Puzzle Page! The word search was inspired by Alice in Wonderland, and features some memorable characters and scenarios from the book!
The Word Wheel
Find as many 2 or more letter words as you can in 10 minutes. Each word must contain the letter "T" which is in the middle. There is also one word that uses all 9 letters, can you work out what word it is?
12+ words = Good
16+ words = Excellent
24+ words = Super Star!
The 9 letter word is: Beautiful
bleat, built, fault, fetal, filet, flute, table
bait, beat, belt, beta, bite, fate, feat, felt, feta, flat, flit, late, left, lift, lute,tail, tale, teal, tile, tube, tuba
aft, ate, bat, bet, bit, but, eat, fat, fit, let, tea, tie, tub
at, it, ta
Did you manage to find any other words?
How do you solve the number pyramid? Each number is the sum of the two numbers directly below.
7 + 1 = ? The answer is 7+1 = 8 we have added the two numbers on the bottom of the pyramid, and the sum of those numbers is filled in directly above.
1 + ? = 10 (1-10 = 9) so the answer is 9! 1 + 9 = 10 and so on!
Rolad Dahl was a taste tester for Cadburys Chocolate
At Repton, a famous English boarding school, Roald Dahl and the other boarders were very willing chocolate taste testers for Cadburys! Roald and his friends would be sent a box of plainly packaged chocolates and treats and they each would try them and give their thoughts! This experience inspired his famous book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. As a boy Roald imagined that there would be an "invention room" where the connectionists would come up with all their incredible creations!
Read more here about Roald's experience and the inspiration behind Willy Wonka's invention room!
The first Mr. Men book came about after Roger Hargreaves was asked by his son what a tickle looked like! Roger (a cartoonist) drew an orange round body with long wavy arms and a smiling face, naming him Mr. Tickle and went on the write his first book! There were 49 Mr Men books in total, then followed by 33 Little Miss books!
More about Roger's Mr. Men and Little Miss book series.
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" was almost called "A Week with Willi the Worm"! The book was published in 1969, today, one copy sells every 30 seconds around the world!
But why the change in book title? "One day I was punching holes with a hole puncher into a stack of paper, and I thought of a bookworm and so I created a story called "A Week with Willi the Worm". Then my editor suggested a caterpillar instead and I said "Butterfly!" That's how it began," he said. Find out more here!