Saturday, February 26, 2011

Outdoor Chess?


The weather here has been unusually warm for this time of year and it has been WONDERFUL! We have been enjoying temps in the 60's and 70's for several weeks now.  
What does one do when your kids want to play chess but it is 70 degrees outside?  Yep pack up the game and make them sit outside and play!
Don't get me wrong... I wouldn't call the kids 'expert' chess players by any stretch of the imagination. But they are learning with the help of this child friendly chess set. Each piece has a 'map' with the direction it may move and how many spaces as well.

Pierson needed to double check Maylin's pieces to make sure she wasn't cheating. : )

Lesson's learned:
Everything is better outside.
Guard your Queen at all cost! :)

5 comments:

Amy Murphy said...

Wow! That's amazing that they can play chess! They'll be experts before long! :)

Lindy said...

Wow, what a great idea to help children learn to play chess. So nice that they enjoy playing with one another. I love Miss Maylin's stylish new haircut!

Grandma Shultz said...

Maylin and Pierson, you look like two scholars playing chess. You are just so smart! Grandma is proud of you?

Grandma Shultz said...

Maylin and Pierson, you look like two scholars playing chess. You are just so smart! Grandma is proud of you?

Kristi said...

I am needing to get one of those sets!
And great idea on playing outside. We took full advantage of that warm week and are getting ready to embrace another!