Do your kids love to play Minecraft???? So do mine! I’ve got five kids still living at home and all five still play Minecraft after all these years! Now granted, some of my older kids spend a whole lot more time on Fortnight, which is basically just Minecraft on steroids with fancier weapons lol, but I digress. I have been shocked and amazed at how much you can employ learning with Minecraft for free.
Whether your kids play in creative mode or survival mode, they can dive into the realm of crafting from recipes, and use ingredients like metal and wood and even food ingredients. My kids know the names and basic properties of metals I didn’t even know existed! My daughter just told me they recently added a bunch of chemistry – built into the game. If you want to pull Minecraft into your child’s education, we’ve put together this list of fantastic ways to make learning with Minecraft free and fun!
I mean after all, they are already playing Minecraft so we might as well use that to our advantage to make learning more fun! We’ve created quite a few Minecraft printables here on Encouraging Moms at Home, and today we also want to feature a few of the free Minecraft printables created by our friends on the web. When you download Minecraft and you set up a world you can now enable the education mode and access so much new learning content its incredible!
Why is Learning with Minecraft for free so powerful?
Minecraft is a sandbox game that has taken the world by storm, literally at any time of day you will find kids all over the world playing one of the hundreds of Minecraft servers that have popped up since the game started. My kids love playing on the High Pixel server and also have greatly enjoyed paying for a separate Minecraft realm so that all of our family and a bunch of friends can craft together.
I have six kids ages 10 to 20, and when the oldest was younger there was a time they would all play Minecraft together for hours. It’s a game that spans generations. Because of that, its a great game for moms to play with their kids like my sister does, and it’s also a great game to incorporate into your teaching strategy whether you homeschool or teach in public school or the private sector. Here’s a list of very cool printables for learning which your Minecraft fans will love!
Writing Activities with Minecraft Free
Capture your child’s interest and put it to good use with these Minecraft Free Writing Prompts from Write Shop. Plus they have a second list of More Minecraft Writing Prompts to keep the momentum going.
Multi-Tasking Mom also has a collection of story starters to help your child get his creative juices flowing for that next writing assignment. We love this pair: Minecraft Story Starters and Minecraft Free Story Starters Volume 2
And if that’s not enough writing, you might love this Minecraft Story Map Writing Prompt from Healthy Family
Free Reading Fun with Minecraft
Help your kids keep track of all the reading they do with these cute Minecraft Reading Logs.
Or you might prefer this colorful version of a Minecraft Themed Reading Log from Multi-Tasking Mom.
We have a fun set of Minecraft Book Report Forms, which is a great way to connect reading with writing and improve reading comprehension.
Our Fun Minecraft Bookmarks are a great way to motivate kids to keep reading!
Be sure to check out our huge list of Minecraft books for kids to read!
Making Math fun with Minecraft Free
Multiplication Race Cards from Adventure Homeschool. These are so cool!
Minecraft Addition Worksheets from Life of A Homeschool Mom
What about these Minecraft Multiplication Flash Cards from Blessed Beyond a Doubt? So fun!
Free Minecraft Multiplication Cards from Money Saving Mom
Minecraft-Themed 100’s Chart from Suzy Homeschools
Our Minecraft Multiplication Tables are a big help when its time for your kids to memorize math facts.
Minecraft Multiplication and Division Tables from Coloring Squared
Minecraft Themed Hundreds Chart from Teachers Pay Teachers
Hidden Picture Math with Minecraft from Homeschooling4Free.
Math is more fun with these Free Printable Long Addition Worksheets for review.
Free Learning Fun for Little Ones with a Minecraft Theme
Minecraft Dot-A-Dots from Multi-Tasking Mom
Mega Minecraft Printable Pack from Meet Penny
Free Minecraft Maze from Free Minecraft Printables
Minecraft Coloring Pages from Feisty, Frugal and Fabulous
Minecraft Chore Charts from Cassie Creative Crafts
Our Minecraft Coloring Pictures are unique and fun!
Even More Learning with Minecraft Free Printables
Free Minecraft-Themed Handwriting Practice from Life of a Homeschool Mom
Super Cute Preschool Handwriting Worksheets with a Minecraft Theme from Pepper Scraps
Free Elementary Minecraft Printable Pages from Meet Penny
Minecraft Student Planners Printable from Multi-Tasking Mom
If you love to give your kids graphic organizers, themed writing paper, or pages to put in a notebook, you will love our Minecraft Themed Notebooking Pages.
Minecraft Games for Kids
Minecraft Bingo Printable from Life with Squeaker
Want more Minecraft ideas for your homeschool? Check out our 31 Day series of free Learning With Minecraft ideas. They aren’t all printables but they are all great ideas!
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