Time Required:

10 minutes

Tools Required:

  • All giant pieces of one color (16 pieces total)
  • Lots of small pieces
  • Big chess board

Chess Objective(s):

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the positions of chess pieces at the start of a chess game

General Objective(s):

  • Exercise
  • Match the pattern of small to big


Set up all the giant pieces of one color in their starting positions (review with students what goes where). Put a bucket with small pieces out in the field. Have students run and grab the smaller pieces and put them in the squares with the matching giant pieces.

Description for Parents:

The children helped set up one side of the giant chessboard. Then they took regular size pieces from a bucket in the middle of the field and raced to place them on the chessboard next to the giant size pieces.