How to get started!

Do your kiddos want to play Minecraft with others, but haven’t found a place that’s safe for them?  SKrafty is a Family Friendly Minecraft Server with fully functional survival, creative, and many other mini games. We have lots of fun at Skrafty, and it doesn’t stop there.

SKrafty also has a fully functional homeschool curriculum section that can be used in Minecraft!

See all the SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Classes Available.

Here are a few things you need to know to get started on Skrafty:

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Minecraft Pi Day Lesson

Pi Day Minecraft

What is Pi?  Pi represents a number.  It’s an infinite number.  That mean it goes on and on and on and never stops.  A shortened form of PI is 3.14 so that’s why we talk about PI on March 14th each year or 3/14.  It is represented by the Greek symbol.

Watch this video about Pi:

This is really cool, and what Pi would sound like musically from New Scientist:

Minecraft Pi Project

Note:  If you are building this on SKrafty PLEASE let a mod or admin know so we can come take a picture to share with everyone else!! :)

Now that you’ve learned a little about Pi, let’s have a Minecraft Challenge!! Can you build Pi in Minecraft?  Of course you can!

The number for Pi is 3.14159265358979323846864338327950288419716939937510582097… and it goes on and on and on.

Build a representation of Pi in Minecraft.  You can use any materials you want.  I chose to use wool.  In the picture you can see that the first column has 3 wool in it, the 2nd one has 1 wool, the 4th has 4 and so on.

Build #2:  Here’s another idea if you’d like!  Build a pixel art image of Pi.  Here’s what it looks like:



To start you can print it or draw it on Graph paper to get perspective.

IRL Project

Now that you’ve learned about Pi and built your Pi…it’s time to have a little snack!  Make a Pi!!  Use your favorite recipe and create one of these:



Creative Commons License for Image

SKrafty Minecraft Classes President’s Day Sale


Have you been wanting to add some SKrafty classes to your homeschool? Now is the time since we have a nice discount for you this weekend. ALL classes are 20% off with the code PRESIDENT20.

Shop for SKrafty Classes

Go here to choose your class and use the code PRESIDENT20 at checkout to get the discount!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The following classes are included in the sale, but are not in the store.  Click the link for those classes:

SKrafty Language Lessons

History with Doctor Who Class

President’s Day Class in Minecraft on SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft

Minecraft User Name:



Are you looking for something fun and educational for the kids to do for President’s Day?  This is the class for you.  This is a 2 week self paced class with weekly assignments so that your students can work through the assignments on their own time.  This class will also include a fun, mock-election in which students can participate.

What’s to learn? We will learn about a few of the most famous U.S. Presidents, a history of the White House, and a little about how the presidential election works.

Following are the details:


Class will be available beginning on Monday, February 16, 2015.


Self Paced Class – $3.99

Minecraft User Name:

Note:  Students will receive weekly instructions on our edu portal and go through the course on their own time.  Moderators will be available in game to field questions and help as needed.

WHERE: SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Server (Not playing on SKrafty yet?  Get Whitelisted here)

WHAT:  We will have the following:

  • Weekly Self-Paced Assignments for 2 weeks.  This will included out of game studies as well as in game activities.
  • Enrichment activities will include a mock election.
  • End of Course Quiz to test progress (optional)


  • Premium Minecraft Account and Minecraft for PC or MAC
  • Minecraft account must be whitelisted on SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Server.  Get Whitelisted here.
  • There are no specific age requirements, but students should be able to follow directions and know how to maneuver around in Minecraft.   Younger students will be able to participate as well with parent’s help.
  • Students will be able to log in and begin on Monday, February 16, 2015.

Want to join us?  Sign Up Below:

Click Here to Sign Up for more SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Classes


Join SKrafty at Teach Them Diligently

SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft

I know I have mentioned quite a few times on here how much I LOVE the Teach Them Diligently Convention. It’s absolutely the best Homeschool Convention that I’ve attended. The atmosphere and the speakers and the people are absolutely wonderful.

We had such a great time at the Teach Them Diligently Convention last year, and so much enjoyed meeting so many of you guys in Nashville, Spartanburg, and Washington, D.C.! The kids(and some parents) have been playing together for over a year now on SKrafty, and it would be so cool to be able to meet some of you!

The last one for 2015 is in Dallas NEXT WEEK! Use the code SKRAFTYDALLAS to get $15 off your registration!

Interested? I hope so!

Go here to read more about and register for the Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention.

Disclaimer:  This post contains an affiliate link.  Purchasing through this link will help to support our family and SKrafty.

SKrafty Summer Build Winners Announced

Are your kiddos sitting? I hope so because they may faint when you tell them that we are FINALLY announcing the winners for the Summer build competitions.  There were so many AWESOME builds that this was such a difficult decision.  You can go here to see all the builds from the summer competitions:

Click here for ALL the Summer Build Competition Entries

HUGE thanks to MommaBear424 for all her help in getting this together for us!

4th of July Contest Winners – “Build something that reminds you of freedom.”

1st Place (Will receive 1,000 nuggets):

Skilletman2002 for the World Trade Center

Second Place (Will receive 750 nuggets):

Kyra1345, CodyRocketLaunch, and LittleYoda01 for their Whitehouse.

Third Place (Will receive 500 nuggets):

Dame_Lucille, TigerDrill2, 3BeckMiners, Apple_Blocks, littlesis4est, and lmk923 for Jamestown

Back to School Build Contest Winners – “Build something that reminds you of vacation.”

1st Place (Will receive 1,000 nuggets):

Playpet2pete for her ski resort

Second Place (Will receive 750 nuggets):

Bugbloggirl for her model house

Third Place (Will receive 500 nuggets):

Zarasage for the water park.

Congratulations to the winners!  Message an admin in game to get your prize!

SKrafty Donator Gifts Available


Are your kiddos asking for a SKrafty donator rank like Game Master, Princess or Jedi Master?  Do you want to purchase it for them and surprise them later for Christmas?  I have put together a couple of products so that you can buy now and they can redeem them when they receive them.  You can also get a year of the rank for a discount (2 months free).

We will even send you a printable gift certificate you can print out to put in a card, stocking or however you’d like to present it.

Here you go:

Rank up for a year:

This package will include a year of your choice of rank.  You can choose between Jedi Master, Game Master, Hulk, Spiderman, or Princess.  With this package you will get 2 months of rank free.

This purchase includes a Gift Code to Rank Up in game.  You will receive a printable Gift Certificate with gift code for the recipient to use at a later date.

Cost: $80 for 12 months

Minecraft User Name:

Rank up for a month:

This package will include a month of your choice of rank.  You can choose between Jedi Master, Game Master, Hulk, Spiderman, or Princess.

This purchase includes a Gift Code to Rank Up in game.  You will receive a printable Gift Certificate with gift code for the recipient to use at a later date.

Cost: $8.00 for 1 month

Minecraft User Name:

Printable Minecraft Account Gift Certificate

Printable Minecraft Card

Are you gifting someone with a new Minecraft account this Christmas?  Someone on the SKrafty Facebook group mentioned that they’d like to see a printable gift certificate to put in the stocking this year so I decided to make one for you guys.

You will be able to print it out and write in their new Minecraft Name on the blank line.  If you haven’t picked out the name yet maybe you could write in a question mark or “your choice” or something like that.

Click here to Download the Printable Minecraft Account Gift Certificate.

Merry Christmas and Enjoy!!  I hope you’ll join us on SKrafty – the Kid Safe, Family Friendly and Educational Minecraft server!

Don’t miss the Homeschool Minecraft Classes coming up in January!

Sign up now!

NOTE:  This is just a gift card to print out and give your child after you’ve already purchased their account from (Which I’m not affiliated with).  :)