Jacquie is the founder & owner of Edventures with Kids, a site that shares unique kid’s activities, fun ways to learn and inspriation for family travel.  She is an experienced educator, with both a Masters in Education and an MPH degree and has a  wide variety of expertise in developing programs for children, families & communities during her previous work at the University of Kansas. 

She utilizes her past experiences as an educator, program coordinator and researcher to develop educational and fun kids' activities, parenting articles and creative learning ideas. 

Jacquie has been published on numerous educational sites including Kids DISCOVER, the National Park's Foundation blog, PBS Parents, Steve Spangler Science and CWIST.

Kids DISCOVER:  7 Ways to Raise Lifelong Learners

National Parks blog:  A Family Vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park

PBS Parents:  Egg-ucational Activities for Kids

Steve Spangler Science: Science-themed Jr. Ranger Badges at National Parks

She is also the co-author of 3 children's books focused on STEM for kids and hands-on learning activities.

Jacquie is also a nature lover and mom to 2 awesome kids. She enjoys traveling to new places with her family and loves encouraging kids to be creative & curious!  Visit our About Us section for more information about Jacquie & Edventures with Kids!

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20 Printable Summer Scavenger Hunts

Enjoy these Summer Scavenger Hunt Ideas while you're on vacation, exploring places around town or just relaxing in the backyard! If there's one thing we love, it's a good scavenger hunt!  In fact, we've been known to 'divide and conq...
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2019 FREE Kids' Summer Movies Near Me

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Ocean Zones for Kids: Layers of the Sea Science Project

Ocean Zones for Kids: Layers of the Sea Science Project

Learn about oceans zones and layers of the sea with this hands-on animal habitat science project! Every summer, we seem to gravitate toward ocean science projects and learning about the various ocean layers and animals. My kids have alway...
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50+ Read Aloud Books Online (FREE!)

Find more than 50+ FREE read aloud books online and stories read aloud for kids of all ages at these amazing websites - perfect for reading on the go! No matter what their age, kids LOVE to listen to stories - some of those most requeted a...
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40 Free Printable Road Trip Games & Activities

40 Free Printable Road Trip Games & Activities

Grab these free printable road trip games & activities for your next car trip and keep the kids busy! We are gearing up for a HUGE family car trip this summer and I'm on the look-out for some road trip activities (like this free printa...
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2019 Free Summer Activities & Programs for Kids Near Me

Check out these FREE & frugal Summer activities, programs & workshops for kids where you'll find lots of ways to entertain your kids this summer! Summer is coming -- a time when kids & families are looking for fun Summer activi...
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30 Games & Activities to Play at the Park

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Easy Pot Painting Idea for Kids

Easy Pot Painting Idea for Kids

Love this easy pot painting idea for kids to give as a Mother's Day or Teacher Appreciation gift -- preschoolers, elementary kids & teens can create a one-of-a-kind colorful pot with this quick tutorial! Do you know what I love about t...
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17 FREE Summer Reading Programs & Book Logs for Kids & Teens {with printables}

FREE Summer reading programs and book logs for kids & teens -- earn free books & more!! As parents, we know that connecting kids with books throughout the summer is SUCH a good thing.  Summer reading helps them to keep their ...
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Fingerprinting Science Activity for Kids

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17 FUN Activities to Do at the Park

17 FUN Activities to Do at the Park

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FREE Nature Scavenger Hunt {with printable!}

FREE Nature Scavenger Hunt {with printable!}

Get out &  explore with this FREE Nature Scavenger Hunt printable list! We love to get outside and explore new places as a family -- whether it's hiking a new trail, going on a scavenger hunt or finding a new playground! Print of...
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Earth Day Activities: Free Printable Scavenger Hunt

Earth Day Activities: Free Printable Scavenger Hunt

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Easter Charades Game with FREE Printable Cards

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