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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16 Classic Kids Books for Fall & Halloween

Browse these favorite classic Fall and Halloween books for kids - vintage stories that you'll remember reading as a child! I love sharing classic books with my kids, especially ones that I enjoyed as a child and Fall books are my favorites...
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Kids Books & Activities about Bats and the Moon

Kids Books & Activities about Bats and the Moon

Use these wonderful books and activities about bats & the moon to explore nocturnal life near you! We love nighttime adventures!  It's like a whole new world when the moon shows up and nocturnal creatures start their evening esca...
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44 Fun Fall Activities for Kids (& Families!)

44 Fun Fall Activities for Kids (& Families!)

An awesomely HUGE list of FUN things to do this Fall for kids and families! It's Fall!  Time for all those favorite Autumn activities we all love to do -- and it's also a great opportunity to enjoy some time together as a family too!...
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Forest Scavenger Hunt {free printable!}

Enjoy this free printable Forest Scavenger Hunt - a perfect list for your next hiking adventure with kids! I'm one of those nature nerds who loves the forest -- whether it's storytime with fabulous books about forest animals or heading out...
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18 Leaf Science Experiments & Projects for Fall

Try a few of these easy Fall leaf science experiments, projects and activities using real leaves! Autumn is definately the season for some outdoor Fall science activities!  And you know me -- I'm all about EASY when it comes to projec...
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Leaves and Seeds: Nature Activities for Kids

Inspire kids to learn about tree seeds and leaves with these hands-on activities! Our Autumn theme for this week is Leaves & Seeds - like our other tree activities for kids, this one encourages kids to explore the individual parts of a...
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10 New Kids Books about Autumn

10 New Kids Books about Autumn

Enjoy these gorgeous new books about Fall & Autumn for kids! I love creating book lists and I think that some of my favorite are our Kids Books about the Fall & Autumn season! There's just something about the gorgeous colors, seas...
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12 Perfect Pumpkin Books for Kids

A dozen pumpkin books for kids that are perfect for Fall storytime and Autumn activities! Every Fall, we love to look at beautiful leaves, enjoy the cool weather and read books about PUMPKINS! The pumpkin patches in our area open this wee...
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40 Fall Games - Outdoor Autumn Fun for Kids

Enjoy these Outdoor Fall Games for Kids this season! Fall is the best time to get outside & play a game together!  So many things come to mind when the Autumn weather arrives -- getting outside more often now that it's cooler, he...
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18 Fall & Autumn Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printable}

Enjoy Autumn with this awesome collection of Fall Scavenger Hunts for kids that will inspire you to get out & explore this season! Do you know what I love most about Fall? I mean aside from the beautiful foliage, super easy leaf a...
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Best Kids Books about Leaves & Leaf Hunts

Enjoy these gorgeous kids books about leaves -- perfect to pair with favorite Fall activities this Autumn or to take with you on a leaf scavenger hunt! One of the best things about Autumn (next to the pumpkin bread, of course) are the beau...
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14 Cozy Picture Books for Autumn

Gorgeous kids books about Fall and Autumn to cozy up with this season! I love fall - love, love, love it!  The cooler temps, beautiful colors and the smell of the air.  And one thing we really enjoy doing in Autumn is to move ou...
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Fall Leaf Scavenger Hunt Activity {with free printable worksheet!!}

Fall Leaf Scavenger Hunt Activity {with free printable worksheet!!}

Free Fall Leaf Scavenger Hunt printable to inspire kids to get outside, practice a little math and (most of all) enjoy the beauty of the season! Leaf hunt activities are second nature in Autumn!  Whether you're creating leaf rubbings...
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12 Apple Books & Activities for Kids

12 Apple Books & Activities for Kids

Favorite apple books and activities for kids: apple picking, cider mills and fun STEM ideas! Fall isn't just leaf season - it's also apple season!  Trees are blooming with ripe apples, ready for the picking.  Mills are pressing ...
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Fall Scavenger Hunt List {w/free printable!}

Enjoy a fun Fall Scavenger Hunt this week with this free printable list of clues! It's that time again -- leaves are changing, animals are preparing for winter and Mother Nature is showing off her true colors.  And there's no easier w...
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