Minecraft Seed Showcase – Best Seed EVER?

Hey all, 🙂

sophofbread here.

Today I bring you a Minecraft Seed Showcase. I only thought of this idea yesterday when me and pteroturtle discovered this AWESOME seed while we were looking for one to play our new survival series on. If you don’t know what Minecraft is, its a game where you can do all sorts! The basic game is one of placing and destroying blocks to build anything. The only rules are the limits of your imagination. There are also monsters you can fight and other dimensions to explore. Another aspect of the game is that you can play on servers, games such as hunger games and pvp (player vs player). There is so much to explore that I can’t tell you it all here.

Minecraft seeds are codes. You enter them in a box when you create a world and it decides what the world is like. The seed I’m showing today is amazing. About 50-100 blocks from spawn is a ravine with a stronghold and mineshaft in, as well as 15 diamonds onshow nowhere near lava! A little walk from spawn is a jungle AND snow biome next to each other. Horses and donkeys surrond the spawn and pumpkins can be found very close. Near the pumpkins is a 2nd and 3rd ravine – lots of iron!

This seed does not work in 1.7.9 but if you load in the world in 1.6 and then quit and join again in 1.7.9 the ravine is still there! That’s what me and pteroturtle did for our survival world.

Here are some screenshots of the seed. Pictures can’t show the epicness of this seed so next time you’re on minecraft try it and be amazed!


Spawn from the ground





Ravine from above



Library from Stronghold


Mineshaft and Diamonds!



More Diamonds


Jungle Biome


Jungle and Snow


Spawn from above


2nd Ravine and Donkeys




EDIT 30/06/14: Just realised I forgot to put the seed (oops!) Here it is…


Also, while I’m here me and pteroturtle have been exploring the seed even more and have discovered at least 15 more diamonds (easily the most I’ve found on any survival world), a zombie spawner,  6 enderpearls (4 in stronghold chests), 2 saddles, the end room, some dogs and ocelots! We have yet to find a desert or a nether fortress (although we only built the portal yesterday).


Thanks for reading,





Word Terms Mini Book

Hey everyone!

Today I bring you the 2nd part of the making of my english reference lapbook. Over the last few days I made this little booklet. It tells you what each of these terms mean; adjective, noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction and interjection. This is just one of the MANY different ways to make a booklet for your lapbook (I will be making lots of different types of mini booklets, flaps etc. stay tuned!). You could put anything in it. Here’s how I did it…

1. Cut out as many pieces of paper as pages you want (I wanted 9 including the title page). Each page should be slightly bigger than the last; I did 1cm bigger but depending on what your putting on the page you might do more.


2. Line up the pages to check everything fits right.


3. Staple them together.


4. Decorate the title page…


5… And the inside (I penciled in lines as I’m bad at hand-writing)

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6. Spread glue on the back of the book.


7. Stick the book in your lapbook and ta da! That’s it. Your lapbook adventure has begun.


I hope you’re enjoying these lapbook posts! I certainly am. I do love lapbooks. 😀

Thanks for reading,




What is a lapbook and why do I love them?

Hello all, 🙂

sophofbread here. Wooooo!! Lapbooks 😀

I have mentioned lapbooks before (and even done a really bad youtube video on my maths one – lets not discuss that) but I haven’t ever gone through the process of making one. I have only ever made 1 complete lapbook; my maths reference lapbook (although I have started a few others and gave up, oops). I guess I’m a begginner at this but that doesn’t matter because there is no wrong way to make a lapbook. Yesterday, I started making an English Reference Lapbook and I thought ‘Why don’t I just blog along as I make it?’ It sounds like a great idea to me and hopefully you will enjoy! First up – what is a lapbook? Here’s a great explanation I found at this website:

A lapbook is an inexpensive portfolio or collection of mini-books, flaps, and folded display material, that provides interactive space for drawings, stories, graphs, graphics, timelines, diagrams, and written work, from any topic, unit study, book you choose, gathered, glued, and creatively displayed in a coloured standard sized cardboard folder, often folded in a “shutter-fold”  (though our family doesn’t) that fits in your lap.”

The reason I love lapbooks is that they are very real. That sounds stupid but it’s true. They’re colourful, holdable, all the information is in one place, they’re fun to make, interactive (flaps, books). They are very, very awesome!

I make all the things in the lapbook myself  but there are websites with printable booklets and such. All I did yesterday was pick out a folder, stick in some card to make the flaps stretch all the way across to the other side (I prefer it this way because it gives me more space to add things, some people make it so that the lapbook opens in the middle like double doors).  Then I printed off the front cover and glued it in. Simples!


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Next I’m going to make a little booklet on word classes (verb, adjective, pronoun etc.) but more on that soon.

Thanks for reading,