The other day the kids and I had a really fun spelling lesson on the Scrabble board. While I had to offer quite a bit of help to the younger two, the older boys were able to play alone quite well. We spent the better part of the morning on the game, although the kids dropped off one-by-one to go do more fun stuff, in accordance with their ages. The youngest stayed for the shortest time, and the oldest stayed until the end. Try it sometime with your kids, whether you homeschool or not. It's one of our favorite ways to "work" on language arts!