SKraftyCon 2016 Information and Registration


We are so excited to be able to finally announce details about the FIRST ever SKraftyCon event!  This is going to be such a fun time with friends, Minecraft, and LOTS of other entertainment.  You will be able to spend lots of quality time with your SKrafty friends and make new friends as well!  This event is sponsored by SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft.


Check out all the details below:


September 17, 2016
12:30 pm CST until 8:00 pm CST


Pelham Civic Center Complex
500 Amphitheater Road
Pelham, Alabama 35124


SKraftyCon is a conference for Christian Homeschooling gamers and their parents!  Tickets include over 6 hours of fun and activities for kids and their parents.  Following are some of the things you will enjoy with your ticket:

Praise and Worship:

Enjoy the music as we worship the Lord together and share a devotional with everyone.


We will play some get to know one another games, Minecraft build competitions, group builds, PVP tournaments and more.  BRING YOUR LAPTOPS!!

Magic and Illusions:






Guests will enjoy an amazing magic show by master illusionist, Matt Adams!   Matt is widely known for his mind-blowing illusions and superior sleight of hand. He’s performed in countries around the world on four continents.  Matt also travels with his own magic shop which he calls “The Mystery Shop.” After the show, he has agreed to do a “meet and greet” and also sign autographs.

If you are looking for quality family entertainment, then this is a show you will not want to miss!

Parent’s Track – Internet Safety for Kids:

Parenting is hard. Parenting with the invention of the internet is harder. Please join Ron Foster as he talks about the dangers of the internet as well as discussing free and inexpensive ways of securing, and monitoring our children.

With almost 20 years of IT experience, Ron has worked with various platforms and technologies. First, cutting his teeth as a UNIX instructor for Sun Microsystems. He then went on to make a career out of breaking things, and has been doing it ever since. He currently works as a Senior Security Consultant for HPE’s Fortify On Demand team. When he is not in front of a computer you can find him refurbishing an old rifle, working with drones, or working with the American Heritage Girls.

Ice Skating*:

Attendees will also be able to ice skate in the arena at the Pelham Civic Complex during the conference.  They are also providing coaches out on the rink for us!  *For those who would like to skate there will be an extra $7 charge at the time of skating.  This is a $2 discount from the regular cost.

Dinner and Family Friendly DJ Party:

End the night in style with a delicious dinner (included in ticket price) along with some FUN music and conversations with friends!

Swag Bags:

The conference won’t be complete without some fun goodies to take home!  Everyone with a ticket will receive a swag bag with fun surprises inside.


$45 per person; $200 max per family

Purchase tickets here:

Single Ticket Purchase *Non Refundable:


Family Ticket*Non Refundable:

Notes:  Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian.  Parent ticket also required.

How to Change Minecraft Version

Minecraft has updated their client to 1.11. If you have your client set to use the latest update you will get an error when they try to get on SKrafty.  That’s because all of our supporting software isn’t ready for 1.11 quite yet.  Until then, if you are getting an error when you try to log in to SKrafty you will want to roll your Minecraft version back down 1.10 in order to get on.  As soon as 1.11 is stable we will be moving everything to that version so all these versions we are supporting aren’t so confusing.

“How to I roll back?”

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you have been playing in single player in a previous version you will want to change it back to the version you used before you go back to your single player world or you may lose some items.  This doesn’t apply to all upgrades so you just need to use caution here.

How to Change Your Minecraft Version:

First, you will close Minecraft completely if you already have it open.  Second, double click it to open it back up.  You will see the following screen with “Edit Profile” in the bottom left corner:


Click “Edit Profile”. You will then see the following screen:


Click the drop down and change the version to one I mentioned above,  Save Profile.  You should now be able to log on to SKrafty with no problem.

SKrafty Butterflies & Moths Class Sale PLUS Discount on Butterfly Kit

Butterflies & Moths ClassAre you planning to start the SKrafty Butterflies & Moths class anytime soon?  Now is a great time since it’s warming up outside.  The class is only $6.99 or free for SKrafty EDU Subscribers.  It includes 6 weeks of fun learning, and also schedules activities to go with a live Butterfly kit.  Right now Amazon has their Insect Lore kits on sale for 40% off.  That makes it only $14.99 instead of the regular price of $24.99!  You can get it now and order the butterflies/moths so they will arrive before you begin.

Pick your butterflies kit here!

This book is also highly recommended for the class:

From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)

Butterflies & Moths Class Sale

Also, Don’t miss this!! For a limited time only you can get 20% off This SKrafty Class!! Go here to sign up for the class.  Use code BUTTERFLYSK at checkout to get 20% off.  Sale ends on 5/31.  Enjoy!


FREE Star Wars Math Printables

Star Wars Math Printables


In honor of today, May 4th, also known as Star Wars Day I wanted to give you guys something a little different and fun to print.  We do love Minecraft around here, but Star Wars is also in our top 5 favorites list!  Just look at all the Jedimasters running around on SKrafty!  These FREE Star Wars Math printables are just a little something fun and educational for the younger ones to do today.  I hope you enjoy them!

Download your FREE Star Wars Math Printables.

Oh, and since it’s Star Wars Day you can also pick up something for those Star Wars Fans at 60% off from Think Geek!

Minecraft Story Prompt Cube Printable


Do you have kiddos who are inspired by Minecraft?  It can be really beneficial to combine something they love with learning!  Some children have so much awesome creativity built up inside, and they just need a little boost to bring it out.  Story prompts are a perfect way to do this.  It can often be overwhelming for them to try and come up with a whole story or paragraph on their own.  If they are Minecraft fans, then you will find that these story prompts will help them to unleash and practice their creative skills in a fun way.

This project is a fun craft and story prompt that your Minecraft kiddos are sure to enjoy.  You just fold it into a square and then glue it on the lines.  Then just roll the cube, and have them finish the prompt.  You can let them tell you the story or have them write or type it.  Either way is great!

Go here to get your FREE Printable Minecraft Story Prompt Cube!

Share SKrafty With Friends: Free Printable Sharing Cards


I  don’t know how many times I have been out at music lessons, co-op, etc and heard the kiddos trying to share about SKrafty with other friends.  They sometimes scratch down the website name on a piece of paper or just tell them and hope they remember.  It has been mentioned that this same scenario plays out time and time again all over the place.
That’s exactly why we wanted to make these – SKrafty Sharing Cards!  You can print these out to have on hand when you are out and about.  Then just hand them to your friend.  It includes all the info you need to access SKrafty and be able to play with your IRL friends.

Go here to download and print your SKrafty Share Cards!

Free Minecraft Challenge Cards Printable

If you have Minecraft fans in your house then you will love these FREE Minecraft challenge cards.  This is a great activity for after school or a rainy day or anytime you want to use them. Just have your child choose a challenge as a reward and watch them have fun being creative.

Click the link below to get it.  Once you sign up for our mailing list you will receive an email with a link to download your freebie!

Free Minecraft Challenge Cards Printables

Minecraft Role Play Literature Classes


These classes will be include a live, teacher led class with student interaction.  There will be a literature study along with a role play on the server.  Students will meet up on SKrafty to role play each book.  There is something for all ages.  Find more information and register below:

NOTE: Subscribers will be have these classes showing in their EDU portal on May 9th.