I know some homeschoolers who've had great success and fun hiring college students majoring in art to give their kids private lessons.

I can empathize a bit too. Neither of my kids is overly excited about academics even though it comes very easily to them. My daughter is only 4, but spent hours last week making Ukrainian Easter eggs and loves hands on projects, dancing, drama, costumes, and all of that. She is also suddenly very interested in science and history.

My 2nd grade son's more interested in puzzles, games, programming, computers. And science as well. We're homeschooling and are well ahead of grade level. But don't work super hard on core academics.