President’s Day Class in Minecraft on SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft

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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:

WHEN :

Class will be available beginning on Monday, February 13, 2017.

COST:

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)

Requirements:

  • 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

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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!

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 Minecraft.net (Which I’m not affiliated with).  🙂

Free Minecraft Advent Devotional Study

Minecraft Advent Activities

It is that time of year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ during this Christmas season!  Some families have an advent calendar, advent wreath, light candles, decorate a Jesse Tree, etc.  We will be learning about and participating in Advent this year, but we will be doing it Minecraft style.

How it works:

There will be a short weekly lesson with scripture reading and a Minecraft project for the day that relates to the day’s reading.

Following are the details:

Study will take place starting on Thursday, December 1st.  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 Advent server.

RESOURCES

Our family will be going through this study right along with you guys.  If you would like to follow along with something at home, we recommend one of the following (Totally Optional):

Once-A-Day 25 Days of Advent Devotional

Good News of Great Joy by John Piper (Great for older kids and parents)

If you want to add a really fun experience with some great hands on crafts I highly recommend the Truth in Tinsel experience:

Truth in Tinsel Advent Experience

Minecraft User Name:

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

COST: FREE

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 etiquette (no griefing, etc.)
  • Students will be able to log in and begin on Thursday, December 1st.

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Minecraft IRL Video + Thanksgiving Build Challenge

The boys have been really busy this past week making a new SKrafty Not So Weekly Show for you guys.  Does anyone know why we changed the name from the SKrafty Weekly Show to the Not-So-Weekly Show?  Anyway, this week’s video is really fun.  The guys tried to see if IRL is as easy as Minecraft.  Watch to see what they found out.

Look for a Thanksgiving build challenge for you guys in the video too!

Pilgrim Hat Marshmallow Pops

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Since Thanksgiving is just right around the corner I wanted to share these adorable Pilgrim Hat Marshmallow Pops with you!  They are really very simple to make!  We are so much looking forward to sharing our second Thanksgiving on SKrafty with everyone.  It’s going to be an awesome day of fun and thankfulness!

If you would like to add a little Minecraft to your Thanksgiving celebration be sure to join us for the SKrafty Family Minecraft Thanksgiving Class!

Pilgrim Hat Marshmallow Pops

INGREDIENTS
6 Regular Marshmallows
1/2 cup Dark Cocoa Candy Melting Chips
1/8 cup Yellow Candy Melting Chips
1/4 cup Black Candy Melting Chips
6 Fudge Stripe Cookies
6 Sticks

DIRECTIONS
Heat Dark Cocoa Candy Chips by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
Insert stick in each marshmallow.
Dip marshmallow in melted candy and roll to coat completely.
Immediately place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set candy mix.
Dip striped side of cookie in candy and place smooth side down on wax paper and place in refrigerator to set.
Heat Black Candy Chips in small bowl by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted.
Carefully remove stick from marshmallow. Dip bottom of marshmallow in black candy to create hatband.
Place marshmallow on flat side of cookie to create hat.
Reinsert stick.
Immediately place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set candy mix.
Heat Yellow Candy Chips in small bowl by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted.
Transfer Yellow chocolate to small plastic bag and clip very tiny piece of corner to use for piping.
Pipe Yellow Onto front of hatband to make buckle.
Immediately place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set candy mix.

New Minecraft Lego Sets for 2014 on Sale Now

Update #2: These lego sets are back up now!!

UPDATE:  As of the afternoon of 11/10/14 it looks like they have taken them down.  I will update here if they come back up.

I know so many of our kiddos have been really looking forward to the new 2014 Minecraft Lego sets!  I just saw this morning that they are now available to purchase from Amazon so I just had to let you all know in case you’re planning for Christmas or birthdays, etc.  These are probably going to be one of the hot toys for this season.

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