Building Planning with Minecraft - House Build
In this workshop, our expert Gamer Guides lead kids through fun Minecraft activities to improve their planning skills.
Today’s Activity: Building Houses
For this session together with our gamer-guides and your children will be using their planning and creativity skills to work together to construct a house as a team!
This week we work as one big team to build a mansion together! Your child along with everyone else participating will be assigned one wing of this mansion. Each child must make a plan for the type of room they want to add to this mansion! We will ask questions like; What will the rooms purpose be? How do you plan to design it? What theme are you going with?
Then time to start building! Our gamer-guides will be flying around assisting in any way needed. They will be giving materials and asking questions to keep your child’s mind going and help them stick to their plan. Once the time runs up we will group up take a tour of the mansions, everyone’s wing’s and reflect! Each child will get their own chance to show off and explain their room, what their plan was and how it went overall.
We will wrap up with the most important part by having a group conversation on how planning ahead will help their future video game tasks and with many real life tasks they challenge everyday!
For more information about Planning, visit the Planning Page at LearningWorks for Kids.
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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.
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.