Put an educational spin on your kids’ favorite sandbox game with a creative writing activity. I’m willing to bet these Minecraft writing prompts will spark enthusiasm in the most reluctant writer!
1. Reap What You Sow
As a Minecraft crop farmer, you’re getting tired of beets, potatoes, and carrots. If you could sow three brand-new crops, what would you choose to grow? Explain what you will have to do to harvest your new crops.
2. The Choice is “Mine”
Do you prefer playing Minecraft in Survival mode or Creative mode? Write one or two paragraphs explaining your reasons. Before you start writing, make a Venn diagram that compares and contrasts these two modes.
3. Toolbelt Tactics
Would you rather build a castle, a tree house, or a bridge? Describe the Minecraft tools, materials, and supplies you will need to accomplish your goal.
4. Dear Diary
A website is sponsoring a Minecraft writing contest and awarding a prize of 2000 gold nuggets to the winner.
- Write a diary or journal entry describing your most exciting Minecraft adventure.
- Record your entry using Minecraft’s Book and Quill.
- You may include up to three entries in your diary.
5. Making a House a Home
It’s time to decorate your Minecraft house! Make a list of 10 structural features you want to include, such as wood floors or a glass roof. Then make a list of 10 decorating ideas, such as lighting and furniture.
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