We had this nondescript corner in our living room that puzzled me for quite awhile. What should go there? Then I got the idea that the kids could fill that up pretty nicely (and inexpensively) with their artwork. As an added bonus, we could count their painting time as school.
I chose a range of colors and then told them I wanted something “beachy”. Or tropical. It was really great to see how they each interpreted those directions, some with surfboards and others with palm trees. Sweet three-year-old just wielded the brush and had a ball.