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Code These Games

Code These Minecraft Mods (Java Edition)

Design. Mod. Play. Kids can create endless blocks, summon a boss, or build a massive castle in a flash. Maybe they'll even invent their own minigame! Best of all, these mods run right in your browser, with nothing to install.

Code These Minecraft Mods (Java Edition) eBook

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  • Design, mod, and play 23 Minecraft activites
  • Easy step-by-step instructions
  • All project assets included

What Kids Will Learn

Pixel Editor: Kids will love using Tynker's friendly pixel editors to customize how Minecraft looks. Design and create custom blocks, items, mobs, and skins.

Code Minecraft Mods: Kids connect code blocks to write short programs (called Mods) that totally change how Minecraft works. Maybe they'll even invent their own minigame!

Start Anywhere: This book is designed to let kids start wherever they like. They can choose a section that sounds interesting and explore it.

Project Collection

Creative programming challenges help kids design and create Minecraft activities! Once kids know the basics of Minecraft Modding, they can add their own flavor by customizing them.


The Block Editor

Learn how to use the Block Editor to create custom blocks.


The Item Editor

Get familiar with Tynker and write your first program!


The Skin Editor

Create custom skins using the Skin Editor.


The Mob Editor

Learn how to create custom mobs in Tynker.


Modding Basics

Learn the basics of modding through some small projects.


Give Yourself Anything

Give yourself any resource or item! Extend the project to get an enchantment.


Smashy Hands

Want to "hulk out" and break things? This is the mod for you. Explore how to control click events in Minecraft.


Snowball Teleport

Use the projectile commands to create an all-new way of traveling in your Minecraft world. Throw a snowball, then teleport where it lands!


Igloo Dweller

Create buildings or perform construction tasks with code.



Using chat command parameters, specify a box of any size to build!


Modding Projects

Learn more about modding through making more complex mods.


Sky High

Get a birds-eye view of your Minecraft world and learn about relative locations.


Endless Blocks

Use Minecraft data values to "autoreplenish" any block you place.


Raining Cats and Dogs

This goofy program makes it rain cats and dogs—literally! Use randomness in your code and summon mobs.


Path of Petals

Put some Spring in your step, and plant flowers behind you as you walk.


Minigame Mods

Learn even more about modding through making whole minigames!!


Slime Smasher

Write a fun minigame that uses variables to keep score.


Rainbow Pillars

Use lists in your program to create colorful pillars in your Minecraft world.


Fireworks Show

Write a script that puts on a random fireworks show. Change colors, shapes, and much more!


Diamond Dance Floor

Use nested loops to build your own, random diamond dance floor!


Golden Railway

Explore functions and ceate a railroad function that takes parameters. Then give yourself a minecart and ride in style.


Pig Pen

Learn how to construct buildings in the direction you're currently facing. Create a farmyard filled with animals programmatically!


Battle Royale

Create a multiplayer Player-vs.-Player minigame. Give each player the same gear, then teleport them to the same location.