My husband loves to do the Jumble in the daily paper. He is amazingly fast too. Me….not so much. I have noticed that over the years I have gotten better, and I can usually figure out most of the words. I’m just not very fast. Apparently my brain doesn’t work in the same way. Honestly, I’ve not been able to figure out how this skill would be valuable in real life, unless you count being really good at Scrabble as a life skill.
My kids, especially my 10 year old daughter, like to do word puzzles. So I jumped at the chance to review the new Bible Jumble for kids published by Tyndale. The book contains classic jumbles, plus a couple of variations on the traditional format. But these jumbles have an extra twist: they’re Biblically themed. For example, Jumble #46 is Soliders Make Fun of Jesus (Matthew 27:27-31) The 5 scrambled words are
There are additional clues in case you get stumped. The clues are given in random order to avoid accidentally seeing them. The clues for this puzzle are
- Military unit
- Royal accessory
- Bent one’s knees
- Somewhere else
- Tree limbs
There is a final word to be unscrambled using select letters from the 5 jumbled words. Did you figure them all out?
In addition to the classic puzzles, there are Jumble Crosswords and Jumble Word Searches with a total of 200 puzzles in the book. I am very impressed with this book. The Jumbles are challenging, but not impossible. I love the way the Bible is integrated into this fun puzzle book. It definitely adds a higher purpose to the puzzles than improving your Scrabble game.
This book was provided to me by Tyndale House Publishers for free to review. I was not compensated for this review.