Building Skills With Minecraft: Intro to Organization [template]
Building Skills With Minecraft is a home-based program that transforms playing Minecraft into an opportunity for developing executive functions and social and emotional learning skills. This program provides kids ages 8-15 who are struggling with learning challenges (including those affected by ADHD, autism, or other learning issues) with an opportunity to play Minecraft in a moderated environment.
Joining the Workshop Session
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 by clicking the link below.
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Info For Parents
Today's Activity: Organizing a Haunted Mansion
Welcome to Learning Works For Kids Organization Sessions!
This is a three-part course filled with live Minecraft activities set up by LearningWorks for kids to have fun and help practice your child’s Organization! We will be playing Minecraft together for an hour and relating the skills he is using in the game to situations and scenarios he or she can use in everyday life!
For this session, the theme is Introduction to Organization.
We will start by introducing what Organization is, asking some questions to the participants and getting the brain rolling!
Once the minds are going and we are all familiar with one another we will take it to the building area set up by the Learning Works For Kids gamer guides!
For today’s session each student will build their own haunted mansion in which organization of it is the main focus.
We will start by giving each child stone blocks and asking them to design the basic layout of their mansion that makes the most sense to them. As we go on we will provide items and talk about why they placed the items where they did and relate that to organizing layouts in their everyday life.
We will wrap up by talking about things they can do for homework.
What is Organization?
For more information about Organization, visit the Organization Page at LearningWorks for Kids.
Have more Questions feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Up Activities
Just because the session is over doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and practice thinking skills with your kids on your own time! Listed below are some In and Out of Game activities related to today’s session that will keep your child entertained and thinking along the way!
Watch This – Organization Building Game!
Watch this Learning Works For Kids Let’s Play video about Organization in Portal Knights: https://youtu.be/5Xo-Nthhmyw
Talk to your child about how organizing (their room, backpack, locker) is the same thing as organizing homes and builds in minecraft.
Play Together – Survival Mode solo/team
Organizing in Minecraft has always been a major factor in keeping track of materials and items. Have your child open their old survival game and ask them how they have their home layout organized. Where are the chests? where are the furnaces? If they don’t have a Survival mode home already create one with them and talk about the layout and how it makes sense to them as they are building it.