Backyard Chalkboard - paint and mount an outdoor chalkboard on a boundary fence for a great activity for children. Less mess + the rain washes it away! Add some simple wooden shapes in a bucket so kids can trace around them & create masterpieces.
Being a neutral, black is never not in style, but it's sure enjoying a moment in the spotlight right now—especially in its subtle matte form. One place in particular that we're seeing a lot of matte black is in the kitchen.