A little while ago I purchased a neat bit of math called Your Business Math: Pet Store for Catherine. It seemed right up her alley with the pet store theme and since orders have to be placed, stock has to be marked up and bills have to be paid it looked like a great way for her to practice arithmatic, decimals and percents. It's seems I was right too because when she heard about it her eyes lit up.
The first thing she was supposed to do was design her logo. After some doodling and ideas this fell by the wayside in favour of ordering stock. Today she sat down and finished it and the result is pretty damn nice.
I admit I helped her but it was mostly in the advice department. We did mock-ups and discussed colour and text placement and when the time came I penciled in the name. But the design was hers, drawings were done by her, the colour choice was hers and the clever name was hers.
BTW, many thanks to Traveling Jews where I not only learned about Your Business Math but also first heard of Life of Fred and Ellen McHenry's The Elements. It's a most excellent blog with tons of creative homeschooling ideas that I plan to steal enmasse. Thank you Travelling Jews!