10 Fascinating Minecraft Facts to Impress Your Kids

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10 Fascinating Minecraft Facts to Impress Your Kids

Minecraft is all the rage! My kids love playing it. Many times, I’ll catch all 4 older kids playing it peacefully together. Sight, yes peacefully. This game has become a huge hit in our home and if you’re like me chances are at first you had no idea what the heck it was all about. 

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What are some interesting facts about Minecraft for Kids?

What is Minecraft?

In essence Minecraft is a video game originally created by Swedish game designer Markus “Notch” Persson.

What is Minecraft known for?

Minecraft allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat. Minecraft is known for its characters such as creepers, Enderman, etc.. Most importantly it became famous because of youtube videos associated with it. 

What are Gameplay modes?

Multiple gameplay modes are available, including a survival mode, where the player must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health. A creative mode where players have unlimited resources to build with and the ability to fly. An adventure mode where players can play custom maps created by other players. Finally, a spectator mode where players can fly around and clip through blocks, but cannot place or destroy any.


So here is a round up of  10 Fascinating  Minecraft Facts to impress your kids. Because let’s face it, it’s important to keep on top of what they’re doing 😉

1.What was Mojang’s first name for Minecraft?

“Notch” the creator didn’t settle on a name for Minecraft until close to the end. Minecraft all began when he started working on a game named “Cave Game.” He was influenced to create the game by Infiniminer, Dwarf Fortress, Dungeon Keeper, and one of his previous games, RubyDung.

2.How long did it take to make the first version of Minecraft?

Although it took 6 days to create Minecraft the game wasn’t Complete for another 2 years.However, little is known about the first version because it wasn’t released to the public. There have been tons of various versions, the latest update is 1.11.2 so there have been quite a few since the beginning in 2010.

3.Minecraft is a huge learning tool at  SWEDISH SCHOOL.

There are schools in Sweden that actually introduced Minecraft as a mandatory lesson for 13 year olds. They believe this game will help the kids with critical thinking and help them with computer skills.

I think this game is great for Math knowledge as well, because it makes kids use Multiplication and real world issues such as building, 

4. Creepers began as a coding Error.creeper

One of Minecraft’s stranger native species is the creeper, an electrically charged predator with a haunting mug. Persson didn’t actually set out to design such a monster; he was trying to create a pig, but accidentally switched the figures for desired height and length when inputting the code. The result was the monstrosity that players know and love.

5.The Enderman Language is actually English in reverse.enderman

While this creature’s speech is nearly incomprehensible to the human ear, most of its exclamations are in fact English words and phrases (including “hiya,” “here,” “this way,” “forever,” and “what’s up?”) played backwards or lowered in pitch.Another fun fact, they’re also about 10 feet tall!

6. One Minecraft block equals 1 meter cubed. This makes a Minecraft world bigger than Jupiter!

Chickens in minecraft are so big they’re about 3 feet tall (if they lived in the real world). Can you imagine seeing a 3 foot chicken? In the real world Steve would measure around 6.1 feet however he’s a strong dude that can carry around 782536292.585 pounds!steve minecraft


 7. All cows in Minecraft are female, since you can acquire milk from all cows.

 8.The Secret Biome

There are over 63 Minecraft Biomes but did you know that you can visit a secret one on the computer? Just head to the main menu,hold down shift while looking at other worlds options and you will be given the option to go on debug mode. Click it and see minecraft in a fun new way.

9. Pumpkins are more rare than Diamonds

There’s a lot of wacky things that are different than the normal world in Minecraft. Including Creepers can climb trees even though they don’t have arms. or that You can catch more fish when it rains.

10.Weather happens around every 7 Minecraft days, which is 2 hours real time

Time flies in Minecraft doesn’t it?

There are always new versions of Minecraft coming out and there are a lot of fun ways to play it either on the kindle, computer, xbox or Wii U. The sky is the limit to the fun your kids (or you) can have.

 As you can see Minecraft is a very unique world. A world that will give your kids hours of fun. The important thing with this is common sense on your part, don’t let kids go overboard playing for hours. There’s even a disclosure in the game that says “Take a break 10-15 minutes” every hour you play, Don’t play if you’re tired or sleepy, and play in a well lit room.”  This can be a fun game but can become addictive so make sure as fīun as it is, to make sure and send your kids out into the real world for some breathers.

Don’t just have your kids play Minecraft, there are some great Minecraft books your kids can read along with Unofficial Minecraft books  with some great stories to help nurture your kids love of learning while enjoying Minecraft fun! 

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Fascinating Minecraft facts

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    January 29, 2021 at 1:24 pm
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  • Reply Just Me

    So so cool!!!!

    August 7, 2018 at 12:23 am
  • Reply Ben

    This is my favorite game. Even I did’t know this!

    December 21, 2017 at 8:22 am
    • Reply Ben

      BTW I am OP at this game

      December 21, 2017 at 8:23 am
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    How fun! I don’t know much about Minecraft but now I do!! I feel like I need to find a preteen to share this info with lmao!!

    January 27, 2017 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    My kids nor I have ever played Minecraft. I think they might know what it is, but I’m not sure. I love that its played at Swedish Schools! I’ll have to check it out… they remind me of Legos a little.

    January 26, 2017 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Gerardo Gonzalez

    I play Minecraft and have to say these are good facts that will definitely nake give others you a tip of the hat. Great job!

    January 25, 2017 at 11:55 pm
  • Reply Deborah Dumm

    My nephew will be impressed with my knowledge of mine craft.

    January 25, 2017 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Sandra Caballero

    Didn’t know about this game. Not sure if my oldest daughter know about from her friends. I will ask her.

    January 25, 2017 at 2:46 am
  • Reply Sohair

    This is a hit in my house,the kids love it

    January 25, 2017 at 1:35 am
  • Reply Kimberly Stoessel

    Ahhh! Giant chickens. Imagine the firing pan you would need to fry an egg.

    January 25, 2017 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I know absolutely nothing about this game and as far as I know no one in my family (my 7 are all adults now) nor my grandchildren play it.

    January 25, 2017 at 12:02 am
  • Reply Amy Hall

    My 12 year old is past his MInecraft stage. Wonder if he’ll still find them interesting, lol.

    January 24, 2017 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Barrie

    Thank you! I’m so gonna impress my teen…back to being a cool mom!

    January 24, 2017 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Kelly

    This is my friend’s sons favorite game. I am going to memorize these and randomly say them when we are having dinner. He is going to freak.

    January 24, 2017 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Sandra Watts

    This is one of my son’s favorite games. I think it would not have been as good called Cave Game.

    January 24, 2017 at 2:47 pm
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