Minecraft Story Map for Kids Creative Writing Prompt

Teach Creative Writing with Minecraft

creative writing minecraft story map for kids

Download a free Minecraft story map for kids and use it to teach creative writing skills. If you’ve got a kid who loves to write stories, or if you are a classroom teacher looking to motivate and teach narrative writing, you’ll love this project. Recently a reader came to Healthy Family looking for a Minecraft story map. I immediately thought, what a great idea! It’s difficult to teach kids the parts of a story and put it into action when you are dealing with very abstract ideas. But what if you used something that they are very familiar with, like Minecraft?

Kids understand conflict when they are battling against a Ghast, a Creeper, or the Enderman in a Minecraft game. It’s easy to help them see the climax of their games, and if your kids are going to be using the computer often, Armchair Empire has the most efficient monitors so you get the best quality for your kids while playing. It’s the epic battle scene, the moment when they are white knuckled, screaming and shouting at the screen, hearts pounding, and sweaty palms frantically manhandling the mouse. Why not take the game and use it to your advantage? You can even learn How Do Pro Gamers Avoid Repetitive Strain Injury? Show them the parts of a narrative using a Minecraft story map, and let them use their prior knowledge of the game to create fantastic stories to share with their friends. You don’t need to be an expert on Minecraft to use a Minecraft story map with your kids. If you just start a group discussion on the game you’ll get plenty of insight on the settings, characters, conflicts that can arise, and resolutions both realistic and in the fantasy realm. You’ll hear about the legend of Herobrine and the secrets of the Enderworld. All this stuff makes for a great narrative.

A Minecraft Story Map for Kids: Download free

This activity is two pages long, but if you download it you’ll get both pages in the one file.

Teach kids about narrative writing with this free Minecraft Story Map PDF download (this is page 1 of 2). Kids will learn setting, protagonist, antagonist, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
Page one of the free Minecraft Story Map PDF Download.
Teach kids about narrative writing with this free Minecraft Story Map PDF download (this is page 2 of 2). Kids will learn setting, protagonist, antagonist, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
Page 2 of the download. Click Here for Minecraft Writing Prompt Download.

Here’s a Sample Story Map Already Filled Out

This is an example of how a kid might use the Minecraft Story Map Pages to Learn about the Parts of a Story. Visit Healthy-family.org to download and print a free PDF Minecraft Story Map Activity.
An example of how a kid might use the Minecraft Story Map Pages to Learn about the Parts of a Story.

You can use the activity just to teach parts of a story, or continue the lesson by asking kids to each complete an original short story based on their story map activity. Need to differentiate for special needs? Specify one antagonist and one protagonist. Give advanced students the option to take it up a notch. Have students with fine motor skills and auditory processing difficulties? Do a sample narrative for the class and assign a partially finished copy of it. You can also break the kids into groups and use a Jigsaw method to teach about Minecraft and story mapping.

Like this Activity? Want More Like it?

If you’d like additional Story Map resources just add a comment. Minecraft isn’t the only story map narrative idea to share in a classroom. Let me know what you are thinking and you just might see your idea in a new post in the future! You also may want to check out our Minecraft resources for parents and kids.

We’d love it if you’d help promote our materials by sharing what you find at Healthy Family on Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. It helps us tremendously when we are introduced to a wider audience. You can do this by clicking on the share icons at the top of this article. You can also like our Facebook Page and follow us  Pinterest too.

Print Friendly
Content Protection by DMCA.com
One Love Animal Rescue.

1 Comment on Minecraft Story Map for Kids Creative Writing Prompt

  1. You’ll find many different runestones generally in most, creating regarding a serious amount linked to durations
    to experience. On , there are many shooting games, such as Apple
    Shooter, Alien Anarchy, Galaxy X, Anti-Terror
    Force, Pro Sniper, Robokill 2, Only Seven Days, 3D Tank, Beat Up Mushroom Men, therefore on. Acrobatic Rider How could we now have overlooked a motorbike stunt riding sort of game.

3 Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Minecraft Paper Crafts: Get Free Herobrine, Steve, Enderman & Creeper
  2. 100 Minecraft Activities and Resources for Kids - Mama Teaches
  3. FREE Minecraft Story Starter Pack | Free Homeschool Deals ©

Comments are closed.