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Book recommendations, activities & inspiration Tweens will love.

Videogames, Books, & Activities


Minecraft Diy & Activities @ Home

1. How to Make the Ultimate Bendable Steve (Papercraft)

Link to the Ultimate Bendable Steve Template (Click Here)


2. Minecraft Crossword Puzzle 

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3. Saturday Morning Yoga | Minecraft


Fun Video Games for Tweens

Fun Video Games for Tweens (8-12):

A Fold Apart 

A Fold Apart: (Age 10+) A Fold Apart is a puzzle game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Apple Arcade, and Windows PCs. The game's about a couple attempting to keep their love alive over a long distance. Players watch the pair's story unfold across a series of animated pictures set on distinct pieces of paper. When a character reaches an impasse, the player must either fold or flip over the pictures to create a new path so they can continue on their journey. These puzzles serve as a metaphor for the protagonists' relationship, which is laboring under the stress of geographical separation. The pair are kind, fair to each other, and loving, but distance and time apart makes them think about what they want from each other, what they want for themselves, and reveals the various options open to both of them. The puzzles can be tricky and the story will resonate most with older players, but the content's safe for most ages. (via Common Sense Media)

Fort Triumph (Age 10+): is a tactical turn-based strategy game for Windows PCs. The game has four difficulty settings from Easy to Legendary, and perma-death can be turned on (meaning that if your hero dies, they are removed from the game). The game also featured three modes of play, including the campaign, a skirmish mode and a co-operative multiplayer mode in which players can be invited to join through a Steam account (the player invited needs to have the game as well). Combat in the game features enemies defeated through blunt force, ranged (arrow) attacks or magic, but no blood or gore's shown as a result of battle. (Common Sense Media)

Fortnite Game Poster Image Kids Say: 10+ / Parents Say: 11+ / Common Sense Media Says: 13+

Fort Nite: Parents need to know that while the original strategy-focused version of Fortnite (also known as Save the World) is a survival action game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows, and Mac, it's the wildly popular last-player-standing mode known as Fortnite: Battle Royale that's taken off and become a huge hit. (There's also a mobile version of the popular Battle Royale mode that lets portable players engage with and play against console and PC gamers.) Fortnite: Battle Royale (which now includes the personalized-adventure-creation Creative mode as well) pits up to 100 players against each other in solo, duo, or up to four-player squads to see who can survive the longest against each other in an ever-shrinking map. The game has a cartoonish style, and the violence, while persistent, isn't bloody or particularly gory, even though you're using melee weapons and firearms to eliminate opponents. The game does push players to make additional in-game purchases to acquire many cosmetic items, objects, and celebratory animations, though they're not required to play. While there isn't any profanity in the game dialogue, the game's online nature could expose younger players to iffy language from random strangers in voice or on-screen text chat. In Save the World, gamers use strategic thinking, creativity, and forward planning to build fortifications while working with teammates to defend survivors and objectives from waves of creepy, zombie-like monsters. (via Common Sense Media)