Time Required:

5 minutes

Tools Required:
  • 1 of each giant piece
      Chess Objective(s):

      Students will be able to:

      • Identify each chess piece by name
      General Objective(s):
      • Enhance visualization
      • Improve memory
      Description:

      Have all the children sit on the board. Ask them if they can remember the names of all the pieces (don’t show them the pieces, although they may look around and spot them). After they remember them all (you can help prompt them), then hold up a giant piece and ask its name. Repeat for all the pieces. You can do this round again, but instead of yelling, whisper.

      Description for Parents

      We sat on the board and tried to remember the names of all of the pieces in a chess set. Then the children yelled out the correct piece name as the coach held up the giant piece.