Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rebus Galore!

Since we have had some frosty days for the past couple of weeks, I've spent my time indoors staying warm and preparing my Dive In cards for the upcoming season. I'm happy to say that I just finished adding all-new rebus puzzles for the Schoolhouse

A rebus uses symbols, pictures, letters, or even numbers to look like a word.  These puzzles were popular activities in schoolhouse books during the 1800s because children enjoyed solving them and teachers thought they were a good exercise for the brain.  What kind of games does your teacher hand out at school?

One of my favorite rebus puzzles is this one from the late 1800s (click on the image if you would like to see it in more detail):

Can you see how the letters and pictures spell out "May I see you home my dear?"  I solve a rebus by sounding out each letter and image over and over until the answer starts to appear.     

Inspired by a little message brought by a certain groundhog, here is a rebus I came up with on my own.  Read the puzzle as you would read a sentence and see if you can sound it out:

 ---------    --------     ------        -------------------------------------     ----------

(Hint:  Do you know what a female sheep and chicken are called?  Ask a family member or a friend to help you if you're feeling stuck.)

Think you have the right answer?  Post your rebus answer in the comments section, or write me your answer at webby@shelburnemuseum.org.  I will post the answer at the end of this week!          

Good Luck!

1 comment:

  1. See You In The Spring (since no one else seemed to want to answer :)