# Extra Challenge Chess Worksheets for Ages 4-6

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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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## 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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## 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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## 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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## 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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## 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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## King and Queen Mate Strategy: Part 1 Worksheet

This worksheet will help your young chess player strategize. They’ll learn how to checkmate the opponent’s king using just a king and a queen. Descriptive sample boards will show them the strategy and then a practice board will test their knowledge. Allowing them to plan the queen’s next move to checkmate the opposing king.
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## Which King is in Check? Worksheet

Teaching your children chess helps them solve problems, think critically, and develop logical patterns. With this free PDF, they'll analyze five boards to decide if the black or white king is in check. Tracing the lines, they'll improve their skills while having fun.
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## One Move Checkmates: Puzzle 1 Worksheet

Checkmate your opponent with this age-appropriate PDF worksheet! It'll challenge your budding mathematician to use strategy, visual-spatial skills, logic and critical thinking. While solving, they'll also work on fine motor skills and tracking, which are essential reading skills. It's a great way to strengthen math and literacy skills.
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## What is Checkmate? Worksheet

This downloadable PDF worksheet lets your child practice identifying when a king is checkmated and how it looks on a chessboard. Checkmate is the best move and with this colorful worksheet, they'll learn that it means their opponent's king is in check and cannot be saved, so they can win!
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## Check or Checkmate: Part 2 Worksheet

Chess is a fun and competitive way for your child to practice strategic thinking, problem-solving and critical reasoning. This free PDF will help them sharpen their skills, by analyzing boards and marking ones where the king can escape check. An invaluable skill when playing on real boards.
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## Drawing by Squares Worksheet

Test your child's chess skills and ability to name squares with this worksheet. Have them draw a chess piece from the squares at the top of the chessboard in the picture. Guide them to draw lines between the given squares for the correct outline of a chess piece.
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## Short Notation of Moves Worksheet

To master chess, you need more than just knowing the pieces and their moves - you need to be able to make notations of your moves. To make a short notation, write the piece name and square it moved to; for example, Bd2 for bishop on d2. Pawns don't need the piece name, just the square; e.g. g5. Show your kids how to draw lines to the board for the moves given.
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## One Move Checkmates: Puzzle 2 Worksheet

Fine-tuning logic and critical thinking skills can be tricky but this free PDF offers a fun way for little logisticians to practice visual-spatial relationships and strategizing to checkmate the black king. It also boosts directional and reading skills which makes it a great brain-building puzzle.
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## One Move Checkmates: Puzzle 3 Worksheet

Boost your child's critical thinking and strategy skills with this fun puzzle activity. They'll use their logical thinking to plot ways to checkmate the black king, and then check their answer with the given choices. A great way to improve their skills and have a blast doing it!
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## King and Queen Mate Practice Worksheet

Learning chess can open up a world of strategy, problem-solving and reasoning for your child! Our free worksheet gives them the opportunity to practice checkmating with their king and queen pieces. It also helps them develop fine-motor skills, as they draw lines to show the right moves and check off the correct notation. All without screens!
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## En Passant: Tricky Pawn Capture Worksheet

When a pawn moves two squares from its initial position and enters a square controlled by an enemy, the enemy can capture it as if it had moved one square. This move is called "en passant" (in passing). Ask your child which square the black pawn will land on after capturing the white pawn en passant using the provided chessboard.
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## Two Rook Mate Strategy Worksheet

Kids who can play stress gain better reasoning, logic and critical thinking skills. This worksheet can teach kids the Two Rook Mate strategy to checkmate their opposite king. They'll discover how to close in the enemy king and protect with another rook, all the while enjoying a screen-free activity!
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## En Passant: Writing it Down Worksheet

Properly documenting moves in chess is often overlooked. En passant captures require your child to note the starting and ending squares (e.g. d5xe6) with an "X" in between them. Ask your children to review the worksheet and ensure they've notated the captures correctly. (80 words)
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## Check or Checkmate: Part 1 Worksheet

Kids can learn and strengthen problem-solving and strategic thinking skills with this free chess worksheet. They'll have fun as they look at the pair of chessboards and decide which is check and which is checkmate. It's the perfect way to get them playing the game and making checkmates without even realising they're exercising their brains!
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## Checkmate the King Worksheet

Chess is great for growing problem-solving and critical thinking skills in children, and it's even better if they have fun winning! This worksheet will help kids practice checkmating their opponent's king. They can use the sample board to draw the line of their winning move. Who doesn't love being a winner?!
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## Check. Checkmate or Stalemate? Worksheet

Chess teaches critical thinking, reasoning, and logic skills in a fun way. With this downloadable worksheet, kids can look at chess boards and decide if the sides are in check, checkmate, or stalemate. Win or lose, a stalemate can be a great outcome, and kids can learn and build skills with each move!
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## Direct Check: Puzzle 1 Worksheet

Your child can test their chess knowledge with this worksheet. If they've been taking lessons or playing regularly, they'll enjoy connecting the dots to put the white king in checkmate, then checking the correct notation. Challenge their chess skills!
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