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!

50+ FREE Scavenger Hunts for Kids {with free printable lists}

50+ FREE Scavenger Hunts for Kids {with free printable lists}

A list of more than 50 free printable scavenger hunts for kids that can be used all year long -- great activities for indoor & outdoor fun! You might think it's because they can be a great learning opportunity which is true -- kids hon...
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The Science of Waves: Awesome Sound Experiment for Kids

One of the coolest sound wave experiments your kids will ever try! We love doing simple science experiments and every once in a while, we find a GEM. It's a simple, easy and pretty awesome experiment that explores the science of sound wav...
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10 Groundhog Day Science Activities & Books

10 Groundhog Day Science Activities & Books

Try these Groundhog Day science activities & books that explore shadow experiments, weather and more seasonal fun! February 2nd is Groundhog's Day - the halfway point of winter.  If you've got kids, you know that there's some qui...
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7 Lunar Eclipse Activities and Videos for Kids

7 Lunar Eclipse Activities and Videos for Kids

Check out these 2019 Total Lunar Eclipse activities and videos for kids and save the date -- it takes place on January 20th and 21st! Kids of all ages are curious about the night sky -- constellations, planets and especially the moon. And...
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100 Things to Count to 100 & Estimation Jars Items

Use these 100 Ideas for Items to Use to Count to 100 with estimation jar ideas and 100th day of school activities! Many kids around the country are celebrating their 100th day of school this month and we are having some math fun along with...
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Winter Science Experiments: How Much Water is in Snow?

Winter Science Experiments: How Much Water is in Snow?

Winter is the perfect time for simple science experiments -- find out how much water is in snow! My family will tell you that I'm an amateur weather buff -- I like to observe what Mother Nature dishes out to us :) Toss in the fact that I lo...
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30 FREE Printable Winter Games & Activities

A great list of free Winter printables with games & activities for those days when you can't get outside! I'm currently sitting on our couch looking out the window at the GORGEOUS snow fallling.  The flakes are those big, soft on...
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Fun with Kids Books and Winter Activities

Wonderful winter books with indoor and outdoor play activities for kids! Now that we're in the throws of winter (and most of the holiday gifts have been played with over the past few weeks), it's time to introduce some new ways to beat the...
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12 New Year's Eve Games & Activities (w/free printables!)

These free printable New Year's games, activities and party ideas are the perfect way to bring in 2019! It's hard to believe another year has come and gone already, isn't it?! The new year is always a great time to reflect with kids on al...
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20 Fun New Year's Activities and Crafts

Fun New Year's Eve crafts and activities for kids! Young kids always have high hopes for staying awake until midnight on New Year's Eve (and ours did make it ONE year ;)  But more than that, kids love to countdown the hours until the...
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New Year's Eve Countdown Ideas for Kids

New Year's Eve Countdown Ideas for Kids

One of our fun winter traditions is an hour by hour New Year's Eve Countdown for kids & families to enjoy home! Kids love a celebration (although most won't stay awake long enough to see the ball drop in Times Square) so we've pulled t...
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12 FUN Indoor Camping Activities for Kids

FUN Indoor Camping activities for kids - great ideas for bad weather days! When I told you in our Family Camping Adventures post that "I don't do tents", I guess I should have been more specific.  I'm not a big tent fan if we're st...
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33 Fun Things to Do in Winter: Indoor & Outdoor Activities for Kids

Get inspired with this list of 33 Fun Things to do in the Winter -- inside & outside activities and fun with or without snow! The kids are out of school for Christmas Break and today is the first day of Winter -- time for a master list...
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20 Printable Christmas Games and Activities

Enjoy these fun printable Christmas Games and Activities over the holidays! Christmas is right around the corner and while that means a busier schedule for all us parents, it also means days off and more open time for kids. And it also me...
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Christmas Coupons for Kids {free printables!}

Grab this free set of printable Christmas Coupons for kids and use them to interject a little fun in the midst of the holiday season! The holidays are so much fun, but they can also be SO busy.  And I know there are things my kids lo...
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