The lad has worked on his keyboard... Children's Music Journey practicing through Adventus.
He's done some practical math via cooking/baking. Mom.. I want these candies. Sure as long as you can tell me what 1/3 of that is. ACK!!! But he worked it out...and got that immediate reward.
We've done nature walks looking for toad/frog spawn. It's been unsuccessful but we've seen lots of bugs and had fun exploring small waterways and learning about drainage ditches and catch basins.
We done some horticultural work as well. Planting gardens, going to the gardening centre and figuring out what flowers might go well with others. Learning how to do approximations using your body to figure out how high something might grow. Learning how to scare squirrels out the garden using plastic snakes. WHICH DOES work as long as you move the snakes around periodically. :)
He's sold vegetable plants: needing to do math, good communication, customer service, math (adding up what is owed, figuring out how much he needs to have to buy the produce desired), dealing with store clerks, and generally practicing all those niceties that produce good customer service.
Yesterday he went to an extension program at the University of Western Ontario where he built a lego robot with a team of boys. They had a battle and I'm told it was good. We won two and lost two. The worst part of it was they had to disassemble the robot when the day was done. It was a good 4.5 hour time of education for him.
Oh... we did play the birdcage press card game a few times. :) And we also played The Dangerous book for boys game more than once. And we've