Cheerios make great game pieces when you’re on the go with your kids. Ashley Muir Bruhn likes to thread Cheerios on pipe cleaners, “fish” for Cheerios from a raisin box using tweezers, or play Tic-Tac-Toe with Cheerios (just bite an O in half to differentiate your piece from your kid’s).
Take a time-out from ping pong in this cozy reading nook with recessed lights and colorful pillows. Use the chalkboard to keep score, play tic-tac-toe or create your own art. Ample storage space under the bench keeps clutter out of sight.