Do your students love building their own worlds in video games? Then this is the perfect educational virtual building game for you! Build a farm, a house, or even a medieval town! Your imagination and creativity are the limit with this exciting building game.
Here’s how it works. On the bottom row of buttons, the far left button allows you to choose a category. There are two categories of some features like people and houses. Once you’ve selected your category, use the next button to the right which looks like a grid to select a building tool. Destroy building blocks using the hammer tool. You can select the color and position of your blocks or objects using the next two buttons. The trash can erases the grid completely.
Diagonal Arrow Buttons: Move the grid in the direction indicated
Magnifying glasses: Zoom in or out
Turn Around: The top button that has a circular arrow will turn the grid around so that you can see it from a different angle.
If you’re struggling to build here are some tips to help:
- Zoom in to see what you’re doing!
- Some building styles require you to build by stacking blocks and then removing the ones you don’t need.
- Try changing angles to see what’s behind you or to place a block better.
Using this fun building activity can encourage children to explore history. Invite them to explore the Ancient Greece category to rebuild the Parthenon. Alternatively, teach about perimeter and area as children build houses. Or, simply allow students to use their creativity, problem-solving skills, and ingenuity to create whatever they’d like.
What will you build?
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