My Kid is looking for a new career. Over the weekend we went to a park and he decided he was going to go for a landscaping career. He spent the next half an hour picking weeds and putting them at the curb (where there was already a big pile of weeds) for the town to pick up.
This was after we figured out a new game for him while there weren't any other kids on the playground to keep him occupied. Simon Says. I would just give him things to do, like run to the far fence and back, and he'd do it. I ran out of things to tell him to do and he started weeding. Wish he'd listen that well at home!