Minecraft Building Challenge

In the latest version of Minecraft (1.8.4?) using LAN(?), multiple computers/accounts in the same firewall can play on one world.  I am still learning this, having the kids help me along the way…so I am not certain how this word, or if I said the right words.  (Boy do I feel old when I try to play Minecraft!) Anyway…in this version, I am offering three teams to work on three different tasks on one playing space on different computers. One is Building a Village, where the team works together to create all the things needed to make an awesome village.  An outdoor Art Park with Pixel Art and #D Sculptures is the second team’s task.  The final challenge is for a team to create an Obstacle Challenge Course.  These pretty much incorporate all the various versions I  have done in the past, allowing the kids to choose to their strengths and give an opportunity for some great peer team building. Building Challenge

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MineCrafters Challenges

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This is the Challenge page that includes an Underwater Challenge, a TARDIS Challenge, and a TreeHouse Challenge.  Teams work together to gather supplies for the challenges during the first part in Creative/Peaceful Mode, then Switch to Survival/Peaceful to build the various challenges.

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These challenges are obstacle courses for players to build.  Each is structured a little differently.

MineCrafter Challenges

The kids I work with LOVE MineCraft!  I can’t say that I ‘get’ how to play it, but the level of creative genius is amazing when I watch them work together on a challenge or free build.  For the most part, I keep the level in Creative Mode, as my focus is on the creative aspect of the game…they can play the other modes on their own time. I have included a few of the challenges I have created for them.  The kids work in small teams, collaborating and building on skills they have. I have included non computer tasks, as I don’t have enough computers for everyone.  I have also done other challenges, smaller and individual based, for when I have a computer lab that let’s us do MineCraft.  I use YouTube and Google searches to find these challenges, as there is a wealth of options by those that are MineCrafters!

Here are the group challenges:

Underwater Challenge

The Story: The land has become inhabitable so you are challenged to create your environment underwater. You will be given the 1st week to plan and gather supplies, as well as build the main structure of your environment. Week 2 will be spent underwater, in your environment, using the supplies you gathered to finish as many challenges as your team is able. You will not be able to use cheats that help gain supplies, or use the creative inventory on week #2.

Mine Craft Tasks for Week 1: Creative Mode/Peaceful

  1. Create an air bubble and build a structure under water.
  2. Gather supplies for Week 2

Mine Craft Challenges for Week 2 : Survival Mode

  1.  Create a functioning farm.
  2. Create a proper forest.
  3. Create living spaces for sleep and recreation.
  4. Create a Waterfall.
  5. Enclose your base in a glass dome.
  6.  Create a maze or labyrinth.
  7. Create an indoor underwater pool.
  8. Catch a fish from underwater!
  9. Have fun.

Non-Computer Challenges:

  1. Plan and design your environment using Legos or on graph paper
  2.  Write a story about the days before having to build underwater
  3. Write a story about life underwater
  4. Create MineCraft items from Perler Beads

Rules

  1. Start this challenge in a new world
  2. You are allowed to use tools that you made before going underwater.
  3. You are not allowed to build above water, but you can build to the surface.
  4. The Nether is not allowed.
  5. Spawn mob limit on any item is 10.
  6.  All members must have a say in the design and choices made in this challenge.

 The TARDIS Challenge

The Story: The land has become inhabitable so you are challenged to create your environment in the TARDIS.   You will be given the 1st week to plan and gather supplies, as well as build the main structure of your environment. Week 2 will be spent in the TARDIS, in your environment, using the supplies you gathered to finish as many challenges as your team is able. You will not be able to use cheats that help gain supplies, or use the creative inventory on week #2.

Mine Craft Tasks for Week 1: Creative Mode/Peaceful

  1. Create a TARDIS style building, add plenty of widows on sides & back for light
  2. Gather supplies for Week 2

 

Mine Craft Challenges for Week 2 : Survival Mode

  1. Create a floor/room that has a functioning farm.
  2. Create a floor/room that has a proper forest.
  3. Create a floor/room that has living spaces for sleep and recreation.
  4. Create a floor/room that has a Waterfall & pool.
  5. Create a floor/room that has an epic library.
  6. Create a floor/room that has a pixel art museum.
  7. Create a maze or labyrinth.
  8. Have fun.

Non-Computer Challenges:

  1. Plan and design your environment using Legos or on graph paper
  2. Write a story about the days before having to build the TARDIS
  3. Write a story about traveling in the TARDIS
  4. Create MineCraft items from Perler Beads

Rules

  1. Start this challenge in a new world
  2. You are allowed to use tools that you made before going underwater.
  3. You are not allowed to build outside of the TARDIS in Week 2
  4. The Nether is not allowed.
  5. Spawn mob limit on any item is 10.
  6. All members must have a say in the design and choices made in this challenge.

 

The Tree House  Challenge

The Story: The land has become inhabitable so you are challenged to create your environment in the trees, a gigantic tree house. You will be given the 1st week to plan & gather supplies, as well as build the main structure of your environment. Week 2 will be spent in the tree, in your environment, using supplies you gathered to finish as many challenges as your team is able. You will not be able to use cheats that help gain supplies, or use the creative inventory on week #2.

Mine Craft Tasks for Week 1: Creative Mode/Peaceful

  1. Create a giant tree using jungle trees
  2. Gather supplies for Week 2

Mine Craft Challenges for Week 2 : Survival Mode

  1. Create a functioning farm in the tree.
  2. Create a proper forest in the tree.
  3. Create living spaces for sleep and recreation in the tree.
  4. Create a Waterfall & pool in the tree.
  5. Create an epic library in the tree.
  6. Create a spiral staircase to get to your different spaces.
  7.  Create a maze or labyrinth.
  8. Have fun.

Non-Computer Challenges:

  1. Plan and design your environment using Legos or on graph paper
  2. Write a story about the days before having to build the tree house
  3. Write a story about living in the tree house.
  4. Create MineCraft items from Perler Beads

Rules

  1. Start this challenge in a new world
  2. You are allowed to use tools that you made before going into the tree.
  3. You cannot leave the tree in Week 2
  4.  The Nether is not allowed.
  5. Spawn mob limit on any item is 10.
  6. All members must have a say in the design and choices made in this challenge.

 Your MineCrafters Team Sheet

There will be 4 Teams during this Mine Crafters Challenge. The teams do not have to be equal in numbers, however, all members must participate in the challenge. Choose wisely!

Write you team members’ names below as well as your Team Name. Also decide which MineCrafter challenge you are accepting.

You will be given a designated computer during this time for MineCraft purposes only.

Team Members

Team Name

MineCrafters Challenge