Learning by Playing Minecraft – Resources for Parents & Teachers

Playing Minecraft

Since my own kids are, to put it mildly, obsessed with playing Minecraft, I figured I better add a post of lessons and other resources since I assume there are many more kids loving this game. For those not familiar, Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people playing Minecraft built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things (taken from Minecraft.net). There has been plenty of buzz in the media about the game, including many educational benefits (my son’s middle school even has a club dedicated to it)! So while I hate when my kids spend too much time on the computer, I feel better knowing they are collaborating with friends and working to create something together. And while this is all well and good, I’d also love it if they would get off sometimes too. 🙂 If you agree, these resources should help give your kids or students a way to enjoy the game while having fun and learning without using electronic devices!

Lesson Plans/Activities

Minecraft in the classroom

Minecraft in the classroom


Miscellaneous Resources

Looking for more ways to incorporate playing Minecraft into your classroom or playroom? Here are some fun products that both you and your kids are sure to enjoy!