All three of my kids <LOVE> the video game Minecraft. If you haven’t seen it before, it makes no sense to most adults. It’s just digging up blocks that you move somewhere else and then build with. Kind of like Lego but digital, I guess? I’ve learned to appreciate it because:
- When my kids play Minecraft, they play together as 2-4 players. They work together, talking and cooperating, so it’s very interactive and no one is sitting there vegging out staring at a screen.
- They get so creative! My girls have used Minecraft to recreate the whole town from the Little House on the Prairie Books and often build huge animals or replicate what they’re learning at school (currently, Native American villages).
- There’s an option to play nonviolently (which my kids prefer), called “peaceful mode.” Rather than beat each other up, they focus on building and have a great time together.
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If you have Minecraft fans like me, then some easy, printable Minecraft Valentines might be just the thing you need. Even my fifth grader, who didn’t want to do classroom Valentines last year, want to do these because so many girls and boys in his class play.
Not technically Valentines, but these Printable Minecraft Bookmarks from GrungeZombie would be a great handout for older kids who still want to participate in the class tradition.
Since they were so popular, they then offered another version with pink wrappers and all new sayings. Find these Minecraft Valentines in Pink at Over the Big Moon.
Another cool alternative for older kids to give classmates is this Printable Valentine Storyteller from Julian & Co.
Wrap up some Minecraft Brownie Bites and Candy Bars with these colorful wrappers and Valentines from Keeping it Simple.