Time Required:

5 minutes

Tools Required:
  • 4 giant knights
  • 4-10 giant pawns
        Chess Objective(s):

        Students will be able to:

        • Recall that knights are the only piece to jump
        General Objective(s):
        • Exercise
        • Improve coordination
        Description:

        Set up some pawns in the field, some laying down. Let the children run around carrying the knight pieces and jumping over or running around the pawns. If more than four children, occasionally pause the game and have the children switch pieces. (You could have all the children run and put the pieces in the center, then let the children who did not previously have a turn with the knight pick first.)

        Description for Parents

        The knight is the only piece that can jump on the chessboard, so the children pretended to be knights and jumped over other chess pieces!