Building Organization with Minecraft - Organizing a Farm & Mall
In this workshop, our expert Gamer Guides lead kids through fun Minecraft activities to improve their organizational skills.
Today’s Activity: Farm and Terrain Organization.
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 the animals in their farm is not too different then the items in their backpack, and explaining why it is important to practice this skill for tasks in their life to come.
Once their brains are running and we are all familiar with one another we will take it to the farming area set up by the Learning Works Gamer Guides!
The student will work as a team to organize the mess of a farm in front of them. They must choose how they want to sort the animals, how they will organize their plants and think about why they have chosen to sort it the way they have.
Once completed we will reflect on the farms then move over to the second part of todays session, the mall of terrains.
In the mall of terrains there is 6 rooms with different terrains such as an ice room, sand room, grass room etc.. In the main lobby there is 4 chests full of random items, the students must work together to figure out which items belong in each room.
We will wrap up by bouncing around to each room and having each child explain why they put each specific item in each room and ask about how it is similar to organizing something in their day to day.
For more information about Organization, visit the Organization Page at LearningWorks for Kids.
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