Minecraft writing prompts for your homeschool

by | Mar 27, 2019 | Writing & Journal Prompts

Put an educational spin on the kids' favorite sandbox game with these Minecraft writing prompts.

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.

  1. Write a diary or journal entry describing your most exciting Minecraft adventure.
  2. Record your entry using Minecraft’s Book and Quill.
  3. 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.

More Minecraft Writing Prompts to tempt even the most reluctant writer!If your kids have enjoyed these Minecraft activities, follow the link to another fun set of Minecraft writing prompts. Also, be sure to check back each week for more Writing Prompt Wednesdays!

Image: Linus Bohman, courtesy of Creative Commons


  1. Keena

    Excellent writing prompts! Thank you for sharing. Perhaps writing complete sentences won’t be as boring…lol

    • Kim

      You’re welcome, Keena. I’m pulling for complete sentences right along with you!

  2. Kim Kautzer

    I’d be honored to have you share the link. Consider this permission to translate it into Spanish, but please make sure you link directly to the original post as well.

    And I think your English is fabulous! I can barely string any coherent Spanish together anymore. 😉

  3. Paula L (@Educoencasa)

    Thanks Kim! Sometimes I feel like writing in English too as I read lots of blogs from USA (HS in Argentina is newly born! haha) but I’m not that confident about my English writing skill!
    By the way, do you mind if I translate this amazing prompts to share with all the due credits? Almost all homeschooling families I know have kids fan of Minecraft, I’m sure they will love this. I’ve share it anyway but not all of them speak English.

  4. Paula L (@Educoencasa)

    I love this!! I’ll use it with my daughter who is a great fan of this game. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Kim Kautzer

      Thank you so much, Paula! I hope your daughter enjoys some new writing inspiration.

      I love your blog, by the way. My Spanish is awfully rusty, but it was fun trying to make my way through a couple of your posts. 🙂

  5. Kim Kautzer

    I’m so glad your kids are loving these writing prompts, Tami. I remember what it was like to always be on the hunt for anything that would result in tear-free writing days!

    I’ll be sure to post another set of Minecraft prompts in the next month or two. 🙂

  6. Tami Lewis

    This is fabulous! I am almost thru the list with my kids and they haven’t complained about writing once! Thank you!

  7. Kim Kautzer

    You’re so welcome, Elizabeth! I’m sure I’ll post another set of Minecraft prompts in a few months. 🙂

    Thanks for taking time to comment!

  8. Elizabeth

    Thanks so much. This is wonderful for a girl who loves minecraft, but is a very reluctant writer. Thanks again!

  9. Kim Kautzer

    Oh yes, Mary! I do indeed know what a big LEGO prompts fan you are! I wish I’d thought about giving my son LEGO topics during his reluctant-writing years, but it’s wonderful that today’s children have so many more choices for writing about things they love.

  10. Mary

    You know I love LEGO writing prompts. These are great! I will be sharing them with my readers.

  11. iGameMom

    Love these ideas. Pinned.

  12. Kim Kautzer

    Jen: I may have them weigh in on Round 2. I already have more ideas set aside for a future post!

  13. Jen Reyneri (@jenreyneri)

    Thank you, Kim! Using at home and sharing EVERYWHERE I can:) AWESOME! I’m sure my boys could lend some advice if you ever post round two:) See you soon! YEAH!

  14. Kim Kautzer

    Jenny: Thanks bunches for sharing the love. I had fun putting these prompts together–quite a feat for someone who has never played Minecraft. 😉

  15. Jenny

    Kim, I love these! I am sharing these on HEDUA’s Facebook page on Friday and pinned them for our fans. Thanks for such a fun writing “assignment”!


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