Time Required:

10 minutes

Tools Required:
  • Both Giant Kings
  • Kick ball
      Chess Objective(s):

      Students will be able to:

      • Recall the importance of protecting your king and attacking the opposing king throughout the game
      General Objective(s):
      • Improve gross motor skills
      • Enhance coordination
      • Practice prioritizing protecting versus attacking during a game

      Explain that the king is one of the most important pieces of the game. It is important to protect your king and attack the other player’s king. When one of the kings is captured, the game is over. Set up the kings at opposite sides of the field. Split children into teams and have them try to kick the ball at the other team’s king. Instructor should help keep the ball in play.

      Variation 1:

      Use more than one ball.

      Variation 2:

      Do not use any balls, students should tag kings instead.

      Description for Parents

      We learned that the king is the most important piece in the game and we must protect the king from the other players in this chess version of soccer.