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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15 Pumpkin Activities for Kids

October is the perfect time to enjoy some pumpkin activities for kids! Welcome to Pumpkin season!! I'm sure if you don't already have a pumpkin (or two ;), you're probably off to find one this week. While they make great decorations (espe...
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31 Free Halloween Printable Games & Activities

Enjoy these free printable Halloween games & activities -- we're including 31 so you can count down the days this month with one for each day in October! My kids are telling me that October begins next week (where the heck did Septembe...
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Halloween Charades Game {w/free printable cards!}

Both kids & adults with enjoy this Halloween Charades Game with free printable cards! Whether it's time for a family gathering, class party or just something fun to do on the weekend, we love quick & easy holiday-themed games. One...
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Halloween Decorations: Salt Dough Craft

Halloween will be here soon so it's time to get crafting with this glittery, kid-friendly decoration that will bring a little 'spooky' to any home. I love this time of the year because it's also one of those holidays that allows your creat...
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Halloween Scavenger Hunt with FREE printable

Grab this free printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt game -  perfect for kids, tweens, teens & adults to scout out some of your favorite outdoor Halloween sights this month! There's nothing like a Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids to...
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40 Fall Games - Outdoor Autumn Fun for Kids

Enjoy these Outdoor Fall Games for Kids this season! Autumn is the best time to get outside & play some fun Fall games for kids!  So many things come to mind when the Autumn weather arrives -- getting outside more often now that ...
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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 or jus...
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Fall Nature Activities for Kids: Autumn Equinox

Explore the Autumn Equinox and seasonal changes with these easy Fall science activities for kids! Fall is a wonderful season to explore the outdoors. learn a little science and dive into why the seasons change.  Kids can learna LOT ab...
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20 Outdoor Fall Science Experiments & Activities

20 Fall science experiments and Autumn science activities for preschoolers, kindergarten & elementary age kids! I just LOVE Fall!  Especially getting outside to enjoy the weather -- which always leads me to think about a few fun ...
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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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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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How to Organize a Neighborhood Food Drive

September is Hunger Awareness Month - a great opportunity for a family service project by organizing a neighborhood food drive! Fall is a big time for many food pantries needed to stock the shelves and this year, especially, they will serv...
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14 Cozy Fall Stories for Kids

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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Leaf Hunt Books & Leaf Activities for Kids

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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55+ Free Fall Printables Games & Activities

Enjoy these free Fall printable games activities for kids and adults! We love to get out and enjoy so many of the FUN Things for families to do in Fall but it can sure get busy during this time of year.  In order to have some quick &...
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