Holly Homer - Dallas Mom Blogger

Holly Homer is a mom blogger who lives in the suburbs of Dallas. She is married and raising three elementary aged boys while partially homeschooling them. She writes about parenting, family, motherhood and things to do with kids.

Holly

About Holly

Kids Activities Blog is Holly's blogging home.

She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

She can also be found at Business 2 Blogger, on Twitter as @QuirkyMommaSite or @Texasholly, but her favorite place to hang out is on Google +.

15 {Fantastic} Sensory Play Ideas

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Sensory play is important for children of every age, stimulating their senses and encouraging them to explore.  If you’ve been on the hunt for some simple, inexpensive ways to ignite sensory play, we’ve got a whole list for you! Inspired by Lemon Lime Adventures, we’re sharing some sensory play ideas for you to try with […]

When Bears Fly: A Lunch, A Snack & A Craft

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Once upon a time there was a bear. He was just a bear, but had big plans to someday travel.  Not travel the world, but travel to outer space. Our story today is inspired and sponsored by Fruit Shoot.  Fruit Shoot is a new fruit drink with no added sugar that is perfectly lunchbox-ready!  It […]

Craft Stick Flip Flops in Honor of Dollar Tree Flip Flop Frenzy!

Craft Stick Flip Flops Feature - Kids Activities Blog

One of the signs of summer is the return of the flip-flop! Yay!  I am a huge flip flop fan which is why when Dollar Tree asked Kids Activities Blog to help spread the news about their April 21 Flip Flop-Frenzy event {both in stores and online}, it was an easy…YES! Flip Flop Frenzy At […]

Craft & Activity SHARE

Its Playtime Post Share - Kids Activities Blog

Welcome! We are getting SERIOUS about highlighting YOUR FUN. We have adored to feature YOUR blog posts and projects over the last few years of It’s Playtime! But we want even more! We have found the more we feature YOU, the better WE are. {insert group hug} We want you to share so we can […]

50+ Summer Camp-Inspired Activities for Kids

50 Camp-inspired Activities on Kids Activities Blog

I am a summer camp fanatic.  I love summer camp! As a child, I went to camp every summer after age 6.  As soon as I was old enough, I worked as a counselor and taught waterskiing, sailing and whatever would keep me on the waterfront. That is one of the reasons why Kids Activities […]

Spring Fling on Pinterest – SAVE THE DATE!

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Mark your calendars for APRIL 29th! Spring Has Sprung! It’s that time of year… time for some Spring Pinning! We are SO pleased to announce the FIRST EVER Spring Fling Party ON Pinterest with some of your Favorite Bloggers! Remember that MUST-FOLLOW Pinterest Group Board filled with extreme craftiness, beauty & fashion tips galore, genius […]

In Celebration of Smiles – Silly Activities for Kids of All Ages

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I love to smile. I love to see my kids smile. There is something about seeing a smiling face that makes you want to grin back! I am really excited about a reason to smile that I will be sharing with you over the next 18 months.  I have joined the Invisalign Mom Advisory Panel.  <—sounds […]

Have a Lovely Day & Win $50

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Yep, you might have noticed it is once again Monday. Kinda funny how that keeps rolling around… We are giving away $50 again this week!   Enter to Win $50 from Kids Activities Blog We adore giving away money each and every week…because it always makes someone’s day to get that email that says that […]

Crispy Rice Easter Egg Treats

Crispy Rice Easter Treats

Last week we made edible play dough out of a favorite Easter candy which got me to thinking that they could be a fun substitution for crispy rice treats! One of our very favorite sponsors is back with us today with the basic recipe I am adapting.  It is Imperial Sugar…yum!  You can find all […]

10 Rainy Day Play Ideas

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Having some rainy days in your neck of the woods?  April is definitely the month for rain showers!  If you can’t get outside for some fresh air, try these indoor activities to keep your little ones busy.  We even have some creative ways to go and play IN the rain! These fun play ideas were […]

12 Ways to Teach Your Kids About The World

12 Ways To Teach Your Kids About The World

Teaching our kids about the world is so important.  Today we’ve gathered a list of ways to learn all about different countries and cultures inspired by Kid World Citizen.  You can use books, food and fun to begin understanding the world around us.  There’s so much to learn! 12 Ways to Teach Your Kids About […]

Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Earth Day Craft for Kids - Kids Activities Blog

Earth Day is on Tuesday, April 22 this year and we are excited to share Earth Day crafts for kids! In fact, we are doubly excited because we are joining some of our favorite bloggers in this Earth Day for Kids extravaganza! We are joining forces with No Time for Flashcards, Kids Stuff World, Make […]

Win $50 Because Having $50 is Nice

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Whoo hoo! It is Monday…which means we are giving away another $50 just for fun!  It really is fun.   It is super easy. Actually, nothing here at Kids Activities Blog is complicated which means we are staying on brand. To enter, complete one or more of the options below in the box.  You can […]

13 {Simple} Kids Play Ideas

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Kids play does not need to be elaborate or complicated, nor does it require a lot of toys.  There are so many amazingly simple ways to play!  We’ve got some ideas to inspire simple play in your house from Powerful Mothering. 13 {Simple} Kids Play Ideas 1.  You don’t need perfect weather to go camping […]

16 Inspiring Outdoor Activities for Kids

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These outdoor activities for kids are sure to get them excited about playing in nature.  Its great for our kids to get out into nature and explore.  We’re sharing some fun ways to get them out and playing, inspired by Fireflies and Mudpies. 16 Inspiring Outdoor Activities for Kids 1.  Here’s what your kids can do […]

Jungle Animal Coloring Pages for Kids

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I can almost hear Tarzan’s warble through the jungle…or is it rain forrest?  Either way, this set of some of our favorite jungle animal coloring pages is sure to please. The shapes are simple and graphic which means that almost any art medium will work great to decorate.   Animal Coloring Pages Let’s have some […]

Easter Egg Coloring Pages {Printable Craft for Kids}

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Today we are going to have some Easter egg fun!  This is a printable Easter egg coloring pages set that is actually an Easter printable for kids! Oh, and it is soooooo cute!   Easter Egg Coloring Pages Are these not the cutest? The four sheet set has everything you need to decorate “eggs”!  Grab […]

Group Hug Giveaway – #Win $50

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Each week we have been giving away $50…and this one is no exception. It is just too fun!   We adore sending out an email each week followed up by a $50 gift to a Kid Activities Blog reader! It makes us smile. All you need to do to enter is do one {or all […]

15 Upcycled Toys to Make at Home

Upcycled-Toys

These upcycled toys take things that you would normally throw away and renews them!  This is a great way to teach kids to use their imagination and the benefits of recycling. Laura over at Lalymom makes *tons* of toys for her kids to enjoy!  These are just some of the ideas she has on her site and […]

8 Easy Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

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I always feel better when I eat healthy.  One of the ways I have easily added healthy food to my kids’ diets is through snacks. At snack time, they always seem receptive to things they might not accept on their dinner plate…not sure about the psychology of that one! Kids Activities Blog is excited to […]

11 Fun and Free Animal Printables

11 Fun and Free Animal Printables

Today we’ve collected some animal printables!  If you’ve got an animal lover in the house, they will love these.  We’ve got you covered from owls and forest creatures all the way to prehistoric dinosaurs! This post is inspired by Itsy Bitsy Fun and her amazing free printable animal masks.  Let your kids explore their imaginations […]

Simple Bunny Coloring Pages for Easter

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Oh the cuteness that abounds in these simple bunny coloring pages that make awesome Easter coloring pages or any springtime theme. Younger kids will love the easy dot-to-dots.  Any age can embrace the sweet bunny hugging a carrot!   Bunny Coloring Pages Grab the crayons, the paint set or some glue and glitter to have […]

Tips for Taking Kid Portraits – Free Online Photography Class

Taking good kid portraits - Free online photography class from Craftsy - Kids Activities Blog

Craftsy {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} has all sorts of amazing online learning video courses and recently added photography courses to their library. I love learning online through videos because I can take it at my pace, anytime of day or night and rewind as often as necessary! Before I blogged, I scrapbooked. In fact, the […]

25+ Easter Coloring Pages for Kids

25 Easter Coloring Pages featured on Kids Activities Blog

We love coloring pages and are super excited to pull together a whole bunch o’ Easter coloring pages for kids! My boys never liked to “color”, but add some paint or glue and coloring pages take on a whole new adventure. Easter Coloring Pages Easter Egg Doodle Pages – This three-pack has super cute doodle […]

The Birds are Chirping & We are Giving Away $50

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At my house spring has sprung. It was almost overnight…and it is so refreshing to see signs of life out the window. To celebrate this {and every day}, we are excited about another happy day giveaway!   Isn’t our new spring image…well, springy? Each week here at Kids Activities Blog we give away $50 as […]

Where To Find the Best Educational Apps for Kids

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The app store on your tablet or phone can be intimidating.  There are so many options!  If you want to incorporate learning with electronic time, you’ve probably been looking for the best educational apps for kids.  Today, we’ve got them! Instead of trial and error, we encourage you to try these education apps that we’ve collected, […]

10 Ways to Show Your Kids that Math is Fun!

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Do your kids think math is fun?  If they don’t, we’re going to show you a few ways to practice math skills with them that they will enjoy.  Inspired by Planet Smarty Pants, here are some ways to show your kids that learning math doesn’t have to be boring! 10 Ways to Show Your Kids […]

Muppets Most Wanted Printable Activities

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The MUPPETS MOST WANTED movie is being released today and we adored the fun printable activities that accompany this major family event! Here are some fun printable activities & games for MUPPETS MOST WANTED inspired play! How to Draw a Muppet My kids adore all those how-to-draw tutorials and these will be a big hit […]

Organizing Kids Treasures

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One of the areas that was OUT OF CONTROL at my house was that the boys had “priceless” treasures throughout the house. If you have kids, you probably have them too: the rock picked up at a park 3 months ago a leaf from the front yard a crystal bought on vacation the action figure […]

Have a Super Day Giveaway Worth $50

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Today is the day! We are giving away another $50 this week! Woot!  Woot!  Yay for Monday {although I am publishing this on Sunday just to confuse things}!   I am going to have to change that image soon!  We are heading into spring…which is SUPER! There is another reason why this is a SUPER […]