NOTE: To complete Level 2, students should choose ONE of Minecraft, Android Apps or Advanced Scratch and do all three courses in the series. You can also take single courses without completing the full curriculum.

In this course, we code modifications or "mods" that are inserted into the game of Minecraft. Our mods run in a real Minecraft environment and give you powers that you don't have in the game, such as shooting flying pigs out of your bow. As students progress, we start to build complete mini-games inside Minecraft.

The Minecraft mods are built with block-based coding, but the commands and environment are more complex than Scratch. It requires a small amount of typing, along with more precision and patience as well. For this reason, we recommend at least one prior course in Scratch, or instructor approval, to take this class.

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Start to Code Minecraft Mods

For kids ages 8-11

Grow your coding skills and create mods that you can play in real Minecraft!

This course will teach students how to manipulate the Minecraft world to build fun mods such as lucky blocks, pet attack creepers, ultimate op swords, and more. Event-based programming is a key focus.

Previous experience with Scratch or instructor permission recommended.

Coding Mini-Game Mods

For kids ages 8-11

Building on the skills learned in Course 2A, we now combine elements into complete mini-games that are played inside the Minecraft world. We learn to keep score, work in a multi-player environment, and respond to player choices. Games may include an egg fight, mob wave defense, block chaser game and others.

Capstone: Design Your Own Mod

For kids ages 8-11

Students who reach this stage are challenged to design and build a mini-game or other mod concept that they are interested in. We will help them with ideas and thinking through the coding needed, and support them in learning any new coding techniques to complete it.

After completing this course, kids are ready to join a Level 3 class.