Use a towel rod on the inside of the linen closet for holding blankets. (this is a good idea for back of guest room door too so if guests need extra blankets, they are easy to find): linen closet organization idea
Something like this in the front room. (Different colors) Plywood, Painters tape, and different paint colors. I can't wait to see the look on people's faces when I say, "Yeah, it's just a little something I threw together one day while bored.
Looks fun: A, Bee, C, Preschool: Building Shapes. Kindergarten readiness: Colored craft sticks are labeled with the number of sides each shape has, ie: 3 purple sticks - triangle. The children will choose a color and build the matching colored shape from