Building Organization with Minecraft – Organizing a Farm & Mall

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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Getting Set Up

Workshop Schedule

To join the live session, simply select the appropriate date and time below, then click on the Join Live Session button.  If this is your child’s first Minecraft session, please make sure to view and follow our setup instructions.

wed28aug6:00 pm7:00 pmBuilding Organization with Minecraft – Organizing a Farm & Mall6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST 9 Spots remaining

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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 organizing on the farm we will talk about how your child can use organizing in minecraft such as with chests and builds. We will go on to talk about how we are going to use organization in minecraft today with the use of farm animals, crops and items.

  • Reflect

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

    Once the farm animals are sorted in each pen and crops are planted accordingly we will talk about how organization will help them keep track of their belongings and save time when trying to locate animals or food in the future.

  • 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 organizing the items in the terrain mall is not too different then organizing their backpack, and explaining why it is important to practice this skill for tasks in their life to come.

Follow-Up Activities

Activity #1

Play Together – Organization in a new game!

Organization is a skill that is used quite frequently in most games nowadays. What games besides minecraft does your child play? Observe that game and talk about how they are using organization without even noticing it! Ex) If they play a game like fortnite talk about how they organize their weapons try and ask them questions so they can explain to you how it makes sense to them! If they play games like Clash of Clans talk ask about how they organize their buildings and bases.

Activity #2

Make it Work – Organizing their bedroom.

Take these skills into their everyday life! Next time your child needs to clean their bedroom help them out! Have them explain to you where each item should go and why? Relate it to minecraft! It is just like organizing items in their chests, and organizing the rooms in their base!