The following is written by my 9 year old son for his public speaking project at school:
“Hello. I’m going to talk to you today about how I make Minecraft fun.
I learn how to make Minecraft fun by watching YouTube videos, seeing how they do it and copying it onto my own worlds. If you watch YouTube you should definitely watch these people – DanTDM, Thinknoodles, and Stampy.
From YouTube I learned about mods. Mods is short for modifications and is anything that changes the Minecraft game.
Pixelmon is a Pokemon mod for Minecraft. It turns Minecraft into a Pokemon game. In Pixelmon the three starter Pokemon are the same as the Pokemon programme – Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur but there’s also one more, called Eevee and it has four different forms that it evolves into – Jolteon, Vaporeon, Flareon and Umbreon. In Pixelmon, not like the show, you can get all types of balls including the regular pokeball.
You can also add skins to Minecraft. A skin is like an outfit for your character. There are all sorts of Minecraft skins but my favourites are the Boxer Steve and the regular Alex skin. The Alex skin makes you faster and Boxer Steve makes you stronger and gives you the speed and agility. All of them together make the ultimate player.
You can also make mini games in Minecraft. A mini game is like a challenge but a game at the same time. If you want to have fun, invite friends to play with you. I’m making a mini game at the moment. I use fire charges and a dispenser and a chest underneath the ground to make it harder. I fill the chest with diamond stuff like armour and swords, ender pearls and an enchanting table. I attach red stone to every dispenser and put pressure plates everywhere and use a little bit of TNT. In my minigame we try not to get hit by the fire charges, find the chest, and when we do, run for our life.
I hope you now know how to make Minecraft more fun by using mods, skins and mini games.
Thank you for listening.”