Multiplayer Minecraft: Theme Park Builder
About our collaborative Minecraft class
What is Minecraft?
Minecraft is a game that can be used to explore students’ creativity and imagination. In a multiplayer setting, it also helps teach teamwork. Students start with nothing and by working together and helping to fuel creativity, they end up creating something exciting.
About our class
Work as a team to create a custom theme park in Minecraft. Use command blocks and redstone to create this world! Possible projects include roller coasters, water rides, trampoline park, obstacle course, a boat race, bumper boats, a dunk tank, and many more rides and attractions! Students will get a copy of the world map to take home and expand on. We will be using the PC/Java Edition of Minecraft.
After the class
In this class, students were introduced to or expanded on their Minecraft skills as well as teamwork abilities. They got to work creatively to come up with a few different themes for their world and worked collaboratively to get the world built.
Parent activity suggestions:
- Ask your student to show you the theme park they made. Ask them what parts they worked on, and who helped them along the way
- Have your student continue to build and expand on their section of the theme park, ask them what they might have done differently on their own and what suggestions came from other students that made their world better
- See if your student would like to expand on or make changes to other parts of the theme park that they did not initially work on
- Brainstorm what else they could add. Could they make it similar to a local theme park they like? What’s their favorite ride? Try to replicate it