Crafts have always been disastrous for me. It took me a while to realize that I like buying and organizing and planning craft stuff, but I really didn't like doing it. We paint a lot, and the kids color and draw but that's it and that is fine.
Sports like swimming, soccer and basket ball--both organized games teams and just playing, as well as bike riding, hiking and just running around in the garden are our saving graces. Kids are outdoor animals, my dad always said, and now I know why.
My kids are older though.
I'd much rather gather blankets, snacks and a huge stack of books and read for an hour or two to my kids than do a craft!
Happy mom to DS2000, DS2002, DD2004, DS2006 and DS 10/2009: