Building Organization with Minecraft – Creative Color Building

Building Organization with Minecraft - Creative Color Building

In this workshop, our expert Gamer Guides lead kids through fun Minecraft activities to improve their organizational skills.

Today’s Activity: Creative Color Building!

Through out this session we will relate the organization your child is using in minecraft with tasks they must overcome on a daily basis. For example, talking about how organizing their color room is not too different then organizing their binders or locker at school, and explaining why it is important to practice this skill for tasks in their life to come.

The LearningWorks For Kids Gamer Guides will test your child’s ability to use organization while building in creative mode with Color being the main theme.

In today’s session, your child’s ability to organize blocks and materials in minecraft will be tested as they are put through a Minecraft color based Build-a-thon!

They will each select their own building zone based on a specific color being the theme. With their color chosen they must sift through all of the materials in minecraft and fill and organize their building area with as many items as they can that correlate with that color!

This build will be in creative mode so they will have all of the tools in minecraft at their disposal. As well help from the Gamer Guides whenever needed.

We will wrap up by bouncing around to everyone’s builds and having each child explain what they used and how they organized each item in their built space, as well talk about how it ties in with their color theme.

We will wrap up the session with what they can do for homework to practice organization on their own.

For more information about Organization, visit the Organization Page at LearningWorks for Kids.

Have more Questions feel free to contact us at live@learningworksforkids.com

Workshop Schedule

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Workshop Activities

The LW4K method to using video games as teaching tools relies on strategic teaching principles and our approach of “Detect, Reflect, and Connect.” The purpose of the Detect, Reflect, and Connect steps is to mold the child into an active learner who becomes aware of, engaged in, and contemplative of what she is learning. These steps can enhance motivation and concentration. They also assist in extending learning beyond a particular game or technology and connecting it to the real world.

  • Detect

    Detect or identify when and where they are using thinking skills in video game play.

    Before we start building the Learningworks For Kids gamer guides will make it clear that today’s session is about Organization. As we assign each student to their color building room we will talk about how organization is used in minecraft and start to ask how they plan to organize their area.

  • Reflect

    Reflect or consider how the thinking skills used during gameplay helps them to achieve their goals.

    Once they have filled their room with corresponding items we will reflect back on each room and talk about how strategies like color coding can help them achieve a well organized build or way to keep track of items.

  • Connect

    Connect or apply game-based thinking skills to real-world activities.

    Through out the session we will relate the organization your child is using in minecraft with tasks they must overcome on a daily basis. For example talking about how using strategies such as color coding can help them keep track of and sort their clothes in their closet or notes in their binders.

Follow-Up Activities

Activity #1

Watch This – Organization Building Game!

Watch this Learning Works For Kids Let’s Play video about Organization in Minecraft:  https://youtu.be/w2CjWGshVz8
Talk to your child about how organizing (their room, backpack, locker) is the same thing as organizing homes and builds in minecraft.

Activity #2

Play Together – Creative Mode Project

Organizing in Minecraft has always been a major factor in keeping track of materials and items. Have your child open up a new creative project! Play with them or watch over their shoulder. Talk about what they want to build, and what materials they will need to make this build. Have them prep all of the materials in their inventory or chests before hand and talk about what they will use, and how they will organize these materials around their project!