Often all that's needed to elicit extra effort from students is this simple tool - the prize box. The "prize box" can be that creative motivation for children when teachers set clear, mini-goals that can be accomplished by students.
Teachers stock the prize box with a variety of inexpensive stickers, keychains or other fun or useful items.
With chess, there are a variety of fun possibilities!
To get started with your prize box, here are some ideas: