FREE Minecraft Ultimate Christmas Printables


If you are here then chances are your kiddo LOVES Minecraft like we do!  I wanted to give you all a little something fun to use during this Christmas season.  There are 4 Different awesome printables here that you can use for your kiddos.  Following is what you’ll find in this FREE Set.

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 Christmas Printables

SKrafty Minecraft 12 Days of Christmas Class


Join us as we learn more about Christmas and how it is celebrated all over the world.  We will be learning about Christmas traditions in Germany, Greece, Ethiopia, Egypt, Jamaica, Ukraine, Iceland, Vietnam, Serbia,  Syria, and Argentina.

How it works:

There will be a short daily lesson with a little bit of reading and some videos.

Following are the details:

Study will take place starting on Monday, December 12th, 2016.  The day’s lesson will be posted each morning.  Don’t worry about getting behind or catching up.  You can just jump in whenever you get ready.   Students will log in to our EDU site to get their lesson and build for the day.  The builds will be done on SKrafty in the 12Days server.

Minecraft User Name:

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

COST: $3.99 (free for subscribers)

Requirements and Prerequisites:

  • Premium Minecraft Account and Minecraft for PC or MAC
  • Minecraft account must be whitelisted on SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Server. Get Whitelisted here.
  • Student should know the basics of building in Minecraft, and use proper Minecraft ettiquette (no griefing, etc.)
  • Students will be able to log in and begin on Monday, December 12th.

SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft: Thanksgiving Class Sign Up Now

SKrafty Thanksgiving Class

We did this class the last 3 years, and so many people enjoyed it.  We are so excited to be able to offer it again this year. SKrafty is hosting a Minecraft Thanksgiving Mini Class during the week of Thanksgiving.

Following are the details:


Live Class: Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 7:00 PM CST (Only 100 spots available for the live class)


Note: Subscribers will be able to access this class and all other classes at no cost.  Click here for information about a SKrafty EDU subscription.

Live and Self Paced Class – $9.99 

Minecraft User Name:

Note:  The self paced class will not include a Live Session.  Students will log in to edu site to get instructions, watch video lessons, and go through the course on their own time.

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

WHAT:  We will have the following:

  • Lesson on the history of Thanksgiving taught using Adobe Connect. (Not included in self-paced option, but video will be available)
  • Interactive tour of the Mayflower – Minecraft Style (This will include a video tour instead for students NOT on the SKrafty server)
  • Team Building Event.  Teams will travel to Plymouth and set up a colony.  Teams will have 2 weeks to complete their colonies.
  • Creation of a Thankful Sign Garden (Details to come)


  • Minecraft

Want to join us?


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 13, 2017.


Self Paced Class – $4.99

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 15, 2016.

Subscribers will automatically see this class in the portal on Monday.


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.

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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!