This is Minecraft:
It's a video game Gavin has become quite interested in the last few weeks. It's the only game he's ever played consistently. He plays it as often as we let him. Monday night when I asked Gavin if he was ready to go to school the next day (he really was still sick) he said, "No, I sick. I stay home and pay minecraft." (When he says "play" it comes out "pay"). In the game basically your character mines for different materials to build houses or any other structures you can think of. It's pretty much up to the player how the game goes, you can basically do whatever you want in the game. Gavin has gotten quite good at it and has built his own house. Today he was not allowed to play it as a punishment for throwing fits (he was warned several times in advance). Late this afternoon he got out his paper and scissors and asked me for a stapler. I said no, so he said, "how 'bout glue?" I got him the glue stick and he got busy:
This is what he made 1st. It's a zombie.
Then he made a spider:
And a wolf (head is to the right, tail to the left):
And a couple more zombies (the one on the right is a fireball zombie):
Gavin used a whole glue stick. I think it's awesome. I used to do tons of art projects as a kid (granted never based on video games) and am happy Gavin has started to get into them too. I'm pretty sure Jakes going to get a kick out of the subject matter.