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Discover our engaging Normal Chess Worksheets tailored for young minds aged 4-7 at Kids Academy! These printable resources introduce children to the world of chess through fun and interactive activities that build their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Each worksheet is designed to gradually teach the basics of chess, from identifying pieces to understanding their movements, in a playful and accessible manner. Perfect for beginners, our chess worksheets encourage strategic thinking and boost cognitive development while ensuring a joyful learning experience. Download now and make learning chess an exciting adventure for your little ones!


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Chess Pieces Quest Worksheet
Chess Pieces Quest Worksheet

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
Notation of Moves Writing it Down Worksheet

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
King and Queen Worksheet

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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Changing Power of Chess Pieces Worksheet
Changing Power of Chess Pieces Worksheet

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
Promoting a Pawn Worksheet

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
How Rooks Capture Worksheet

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
Set-up Quest Worksheet

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
How King Moves Worksheet

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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How Rooks Move Worksheet
How Rooks Move Worksheet

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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Queen Bingo Worksheet
Queen Bingo Worksheet

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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How Knights Move Worksheet
How Knights Move Worksheet

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
Bishops Bingo Worksheet

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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Setting up the Chessboard: Part 2 Worksheet
Setting up the Chessboard: Part 2 Worksheet

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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Check Bingo Worksheet
Check Bingo Worksheet

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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Castling Mash–up Worksheet
Castling Mash–up Worksheet

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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Knights Bingo Worksheet
Knights Bingo Worksheet

Knights Bingo Worksheet

Help your child identify legal knight moves in this easy worksheet. Review each picture with them, questioning if the knight moves are correct. Then have them verify pictures with correct moves.
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How Queen Captures Worksheet
How Queen Captures Worksheet

How Queen Captures Worksheet

Chess is a great game for sharpening math skills, strategic thinking, and knowledge of how each piece moves. If your child is interested, introduce them with this worksheet. It demonstrates how the queen can capture opposing pieces, such as another queen, and take their place.
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Rook Quest Worksheet
Rook Quest Worksheet

Rook Quest Worksheet

Is your child a chess whiz? Check their progress with this rook quest: get the enemy's pawn piece in just two moves. Have them draw the lines for the moves they'll make. See how quickly they master it!
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Names of Squares Worksheet
Names of Squares Worksheet

Names of Squares Worksheet

Ask your students to put an X on the appropriate squares. This worksheet is part of learning chess basics. Each file is marked with a letter and rank with a number. This allows moves and squares to be easily named and noted. e.g. The square marked "e5" is the fifth rank of the e-file.
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King and Queen Mate: Bingo Worksheet
King and Queen Mate: Bingo Worksheet

King and Queen Mate: Bingo Worksheet

Let your child strengthen their strategy skills with this free King and Queen Mate Bingo worksheet. They must decide which board uses the King and Queen effectively for checkmate and victory. Check the correct board off in the box, and enjoy sharpening your little one's skills!
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Attacking Power of Chess Pieces Worksheet
Attacking Power of Chess Pieces Worksheet

Attacking Power of Chess Pieces Worksheet

. This worksheet introduces your child to chess pieces and how they move. Ask them to look at the table, noting the squares each piece can control. Then, have them circle the most powerful piece among each power pictured at the bottom. With this insight, your child will gain an understanding of a chess piece's power and how many squares it can attack.
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Square Names Quiz Worksheet
Square Names Quiz Worksheet

Square Names Quiz Worksheet

Make sure your students can identify the chess squares with ease! This free pdf worksheet will help them learn the names of the squares quickly and easily. Let them check the correct names of each square to prepare them for playing chess and making notations of their moves.
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Chessboard Puzzle Worksheet
Chessboard Puzzle Worksheet

Chessboard Puzzle Worksheet

Test your child's chess prowess with this simple worksheet. They must find the missing pieces to complete the white side of an empty chessboard. The black pieces are already arranged properly on the board. Correct answers are provided so you can see how they did!
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King Bingo Worksheet
King Bingo Worksheet

King Bingo Worksheet

Test your child's knowledge of King chess piece movements with King Bingo! Look through the worksheet with them, ask if the moves in the pictures are correct, then check those with all correct moves.
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Parents and teachers should consider normal chess for children aged 4-7 because it offers numerous developmental benefits that can enrich young minds beyond mere entertainment. At this crucial developmental stage, children's brains are highly receptive to learning complex skills in an effortless and playful manner. Chess encourages cognitive development by boosting critical thinking skills, enhancing problem-solving abilities, and fostering strategic planning.

As kids analyze positions and contemplate moves, their memory, visualization, and concentration capacities are significantly improved. These skills not only contribute to academic success but also promote lifelong learning and adaptability. Moreover, the complexity of chess nurtures patience and perseverance, teaching children the value of long-term goals and how to manage wins and losses gracefully.

Additionally, chess can be a powerful tool for social development. Kids playing chess interact with peers, sharing ideas and strategies, which enhances their communication skills and builds camaraderie. The game fosters an inclusive, engaging platform for children tacitly learning life skills like teamwork, respect for others, and fair play.

By integrating chess into the early educational framework, parents and teachers ensure multi-faceted development, laying a strong foundation for their children's intellectual, emotional, and social growth.