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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How Do Leaves Breathe? A Simple Science Experiment for Kids

How do plants breathe? Learn what trees & plants need with this easy (and super COOL!) outdoor science activity that makes the invisible visible! I just realized that we haven't shared many Simple Science Experiments lately. Our goal ...
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How Big is a Blue Whale? Outdoor Ocean Science Activity

How Big is a Blue Whale? Outdoor Ocean Science Activity

FUN ocean science for kids: draw & measure the size of a blue whale with this week's outdoor STEM activity! We are going under the sea to learn about whales with one of our fun Ocean STEM activities. Have you ever really wondered what...
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18 Ocean STEM Activities for Kids

18 Ocean STEM Activities for Kids

Head under the sea with these cool ocean STEM activities & projects for kids! We're diving down deep today to explore ocean zones, marine animals and more with these amazing STEM ocean activities that are perfect for a little summer le...
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Summer Science: Firefly Facts & Activities

Fun facts about fireflies with this summer science activity! Fireflies are such a summer tradition -- spending a warm night outdoors trying to scout out their little lights in the dark.  Learn the science behind those "glowing butts"...
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40+ Fun Places to Take Kids Near Me

Get out & explore these 40 fun places to take kids near me - go with family, just the kids or plan a day trip! If you have kids, you know it can be crazy to go anywhere!  Every trip – to the grocery store, the park or the beach ...
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10 Best Beach Books for Kids

Wonderful kids books about the beach and lake that are perfect for that summer reading list! There are SO many things to do at the beach!  Have you tried any of these Science at the Beach activities? But a day on the sand or at the ...
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Red, White & Blue Scavenger Hunt (FREE printable!)

Enjoy this FREE printable Red, White and Blue Scavenger Hunt for the 4th of July or as a fun summer game! Our newest Summer scavenger hunt idea is perfect for kids & adults -- and a fun activity to add to your Independence Day plans th...
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FREE Printable Beach Scavenger Hunt

Grab a copy of this FREE printable Beach Scavenger Hunt - one of our newest summer scavenger hunt ideas for kids & families! Summer means beach time - sand, sun and water fun! While you're cooling off under the shade or your umbrella,...
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15 Printable Road Trip Activities & Travel Games

 The *NEW* printables are here -- road trip activities and travel games for kids and tweens!Summer has finally arrived and you know that that means?It’s Road Trip Season!!Yes, that’s totally a thing ;)We LOVE to get out and explore...
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Marshmallow Star Constellations for Kids

Learn about the stars with these FUN marshmallow constellations for kids! This week's topic in our super Summer Science series is Astronomy -- learning about the phases of the moon, star contellations and the wonders of the night sky! I...
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Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottles & July 4th Printable Activities

Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottles & July 4th Printable Activities

Celebrate Independence Day with these FREE July 4th printable activities & glow in the dark sensory bottles! I can't believe it's almost July! Man, summer sure can fly by if you're not paying attention ;) If you have kids, July 4th w...
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7 Classic Lawn Games for Your Backyard

Introduce your kids to some amazing classic backyard games this summer! We love to encourage families to get outside & enjoy their own backyards -- whether it's doing a few backyard science experiments or having a camp-out at home, the...
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20 FUN Things to do on a Summer Night

20 FUN Things to do on a Summer Night

Get outside and enjoy these easy & fun things to do on a Summer night! We love that summertime means a not-so-strict-bedtime schedule so we can get out and enjoy those long summer evenings!  Some of our favorite (and free!) summer...
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Awesome Travel Journal Ideas for Kids {with free printable!}

Use these travel journal ideas & free printable pages to help kids document their next vacation or trip! Since we're heading out on a big road trip this summer, I thought I would include some travel journal pages in our Road Trip Binde...
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Sleepover Packing List for Kids (with free printables!)

Kids, tweens and teens can quickly get organized for their next slumber party with these FREE printable sleepover checklists for things to pack in an overnight bag! Having a packing list on hand (like the printable Cabin Packing List we us...
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