# Chess Worksheets for Ages 3-6

Discover an engaging collection of Chess Worksheets for Ages 3-6 designed to introduce your young learners to the exciting world of chess. These printable worksheets feature colorful illustrations and interactive activities that help develop critical thinking, concentration, and problem-solving skills. Perfect for early childhood, each sheet offers age-appropriate challenges that make learning fun and accessible. Whether for home or classroom use, our chess worksheets aim to foster a love for this timeless game while enhancing cognitive development. Spark your child's curiosity and set them on a path to becoming a strategic thinker with our specially crafted chess activities!

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## Chess Pieces Quest Worksheet

Help your child prepare for the chess quest by refreshing their knowledge of the symbols and characteristics of each chess piece. Then, have them try the 9 questions on this worksheet. These questions will assess their understanding of the symbols and how many pieces each player starts with.
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## Notation of Moves Writing it Down Worksheet

Notating chess moves can be tricky for kids to learn. This worksheet will help them better understand it. To notate a move, write the piece's short name, start and end squares, and separate them with a "-". For instance, Bd4-d2 means a bishop moved from b4 to d2. No need to write pawns' short names.
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## King and Queen Worksheet

Instruct your kids to trace the dotted lines to match each chess piece, short name, and symbol with either king or queen.Answer the questions at the bottom and check the answers. This exercise will help your children to differentiate between a king and queen chess piece and know their symbols.
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## Direct Check: Puzzle 2 Worksheet

Test your kid's chess skills with this worksheet. Help them draw a line to put the black king in checkmate, then check the correct notation from the provided options. This will help them understand the correct notation of each move they make.
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## Beware of the King! Worksheet

Teach your child to play chess and gift them valuable skills like critical thinking, logic, and reasoning! This free PDF worksheet will teach them the Two Rook Mate strategy to checkmate an enemy king with two rooks. They'll learn how to keep the king away and move the rooks for checkmate. Have screen-free fun together!
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## Changing Power of Chess Pieces Worksheet

Chess pieces have different power levels based on their position. When in the middle of the board, they are strongest; at the edges or blocked by other pieces, they are weakest. Help your child learn which pieces are in powerful positions by examining the worksheet.
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## Promoting a Pawn Worksheet

Teach your kids all about pawns with this fun worksheet! Pawns may seem restricted, but experienced players can guide them across the board. If a pawn reaches the last rank, the player can upgrade it to a more powerful piece (e.g. queen, knight), or promote it if it captures an enemy piece. Give them the tools to master the game!
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## How Rooks Capture Worksheet

Chess is a game that requires skill, concentration and planning. Players must move their chess pieces strategically to capture pieces from their opponent. Do your kids know how to use the rook to capture pieces? Go through the worksheet with them and circle the pieces the rook can capture.
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## Set-up Quest Worksheet

Have your students mastered checkmates? However, they may not know the proper way to set up a chessboard. Ask them if they know how and show them images of the correct set-up.
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## How King Moves Worksheet

Teach your kids the fundamentals of chess with this worksheet! The goal is to checkmate the opponent's king, so it must be protected at all times. The king moves along files, ranks, and diagonals (except one square at a time), and cannot move to a square next to the enemy king. Your kids will soon master the art of checkmate!
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## Short Notation Quest Worksheet

Teach your kids chess notation with this worksheet. They can look at the picture, figure out the move or capture for each piece, and practice writing it down in short notation. It’s not just about playing skillfully; chess players must also know how to record their moves. Improve your kids' knowledge and enhance their chess skills!
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## Discovered Check: Puzzle 4 Worksheet

Let your child test their chess skills with this easy worksheet. Have them take control of the black pieces and try to put the white king in checkmate. Ask them to draw a line from their chess piece to the white king, showing the move they'll make, then check the correct answer.
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## How Rooks Move Worksheet

Help your kids master chess with this worksheet! Explain how rook pieces move along ranks and files, and have them mark the squares it can move to. Note that it can't jump over other pieces. With your guidance, they'll soon understand the game they love.
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## King and Queen Mate Strategy: Part 2 Worksheet

This worksheet helps your child learn to checkmate the opposing king with their king and queen. Descriptive sample boards show the strategy, and more boards help determine which one demonstrates how the king assists the queen.
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## Getting out of Check: Run Away Worksheet

Playing chess boosts your children's brainpower and this worksheet helps them out of sticky situations. It teaches them how to flee with their king to avoid checkmate, as well as how to initiate their own strategic moves on the board. Get your kids on the road to success with this helpful PDF.
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## Queen Bingo Worksheet

Test your child's knowledge of chess rules and moves with this free worksheet! Kids look at four pictures and must decide if the queen moves are correct. This exercise helps hone your little one's chess skills!
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## Direct Check: Puzzle 3 Worksheet

Chess is a great way to help your child develop their strategic, mathematical, and thinking skills. Test their understanding with this simple worksheet: they must get the black king in checkmate with white pieces, then select the notation that shows the correct move. See just how much progress they've made!
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## How Knights Move Worksheet

Get your kids to tell you how a knight moves in chess. If they need help, explain that a knight moves in an «L» pattern - two squares on the file/rank, one square aside. It may also jump over other pieces, as long as the landing square is unoccupied. Have them mark the squares where the knight can move in the exercise.
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## Bishops Bingo Worksheet

Does your child understand chess rules? To become a master, they must know the moves of each chess piece and how to strategize. In this worksheet, they'll analyze pictures of a bishop and check which moves are correct.
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## Check Bingo Worksheet

Chess helps young minds build critical thinking, problem-solving and logical reasoning skills. This free PDF worksheet is a fun way to teach these skills. It explains the concept of check and includes gameboards with kings in various positions. Students mark off the boards where a king isn't in check, and they're ready to move onto checkmate!
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## Setting up the Chessboard: Part 2 Worksheet

Before starting the game, make sure your child knows how to correctly set up the chessboard. Point to each square and ask them to name the piece that should be there. If they don't know, the printout can help. Remind them the queens should be on their own colour's square, then have them check the correct answers for the other pieces.
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## Short Notation of Captures Worksheet

Help your students learn chess notation for captures. Short notation: name piece, cross, name square (e.g. Rxd4 = rook moves to d4 and captures). If pawn, also write the file it starts from (e.g. fxg7 = pawn from file 7 moves to g7 and captures). Use the worksheet to check correct notations on the board.
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## Castling Mash–up Worksheet

Before starting the worksheet, ensure your child understands castling in chess. If not, take time to explain it. Once they have a clear grasp of the rules, help them complete the exercise. Check the board to ensure that neither king can castle.
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## Direct Check: Puzzle 4 Worksheet

Assess your children or students' chess progress with this simple worksheet. They must play as black and draw a line to put the white king in check. Then, review the provided options and circle the correct notation. This will help you gauge their skills and understanding of strategic movements.
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Learning Skills

Introducing chess to children aged 3-6 can offer a range of educational and developmental benefits. For one, chess can greatly enhance cognitive skills. The game requires strategic thinking, planning, and problem-solving, which help develop critical thinking abilities from an early age. This mental exercise encourages children to focus, resulting in improved attention spans and the ability to concentrate on other learning activities.

Moreover, chess fosters patience and discipline. Young children learn to wait for their turn and think several moves ahead, skills that are transferable to both academic environments and social interactions. They also cultivate resilience by experiencing wins and losses gracefully, learning the important life lesson of handling both success and failure constructively.

Socially, engaging in chess can help children improve their interaction capabilities. Playing against peers or adults necessitates clear communication, and learning to follow rules promotes respect for others. This interaction can build social skills such as empathy, as children anticipate the actions and needs of their opponents.

In essence, chess is more than just a game; it is a tool for holistic development. Implementing chess as a regular activity can give young minds a powerful, enjoyable foundation for lifelong learning and personal growth.

Given these potential benefits, parents and teachers should seriously consider incorporating chess into the early education curriculum.