Would be good for them to hang their backpacks and jackets!! Childrens Custom Name Hooks. $9.00, via Etsy.
Coat hooks between the studs. We never had a good place for backpacks and coats AND this big empty wall always bothered me too. Win, win. Hubs tore out sheet rock, built some boxes, trimmed it all out and WALLAH!! It's PERFECT! ❤❤❤