Chess Home-Projects to Entertain & Educate kids:
We are now offering free online chess activities for children from now until Ireland goes back to normality. Watch the News posts for updates !!
Here are 3 new project-based activities for children. The projects are for beginners, improvers and advanced players. It will take kids a long time to complete each project. And once they have finished one they can then move up to a new project.
Project 1 – Make your own chess set:
The first project is a mix of arts & crafts plus some chess-like games.
This is a perfect starting point for young kids and those who’ve never played before.
As part of this project we will be holding a craft competition. There are prizes for the best picture received each week. To enter the competition email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to see your pictures.
This chess set is made of paper, cork, clothes-pegs and some other stuff. The game on display here is called “SUPER CATS”.
The other 13 mini-games for beginners are here. Parents and kids can play n’ learn with these mini-games , each mini-game has a 2 minute how-to video.
These enjoyable family games can be played without using computers (less screen time).
Project 2 – Online Chess Competitions:
Fast n’ fun games from 3.00pm to 4.30pm every week, Monday to Friday. Children should know how to play chess for this activity. Games are fast moving, and a mixture of fun and learning. Each week we will introduce instructional videos of famous games. Then players can try to use what they learn from Masters in their own matches.
All welcome, details updated regularly on our home page.
Project 3 – Chess Puzzle Championship:
The third project is a problem-solving competition. At the start puzzles are easy, and are an excellent way to support beginners understanding and development. As players progress to higher level puzzles they will learn new tactical ideas, which will really help children playing in our daily online events. The highest-level puzzles on www.ChessOssity.com require serious concentration and application in order to find the best moves.
Puzzle solving improves many elements of thinking skill. And to both encourage & reward application by players we will be creating new tittles of Irish Champion (Chess Puzzle Solver) to the best performing players at each age group.
There are Trophies to be won for the highest points scorers in each age group. The 10 age groups are from U-8’s up to U-16.
The puzzle solvers event will start on Friday 27th of March and finish when we are post covid-19. Teachers who want to enter your school please email us at email@example.com and we will send you a code giving all your students free entry to this event.
here aretwo demo videos of how to use the codes to give your students free access.
(1) Free access to Chessossity for Teachers: video-1
(2) Free access to Chessossity for Students: video-2
Try a chess project to see if it’s a good addition to your Child’s Daily Routine.
Finally, we would just like to wish everyone well. Keep safe.
The MFL Team.
Thanks to our Sponsors:
Moves for Life :
Using chess to educate Irish school children by supporting teachers and schools. Through playing mini-games students develop .. social-emotional and intellectual skills. We organise events to enable chess playing schools to connect and facilitate in chess at a higher level. Moves For Life encourages everyone to play and have fun, and enables teachers to use chess to teach further thinking and social skills.
Economist John Adams investigates what role chess can play in developing work skills in a rapidly changing world economy. Click 21st-Century-Economy to read.