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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Halloween Scavenger Hunt with FREE printable

Grab this free printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt game -  perfect for kids, tweens & adults and scout out some of your favorite Halloween sights this month! We've been enjoying some evening walks and the halloween decorations in o...
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20 Alternatives to Candy for Halloween Treats

Ideas for non candy & alternative Halloween treats! Let me tell you about the year I handed out pretzels -- It's a HUGE family joke so I'm sure I've mentioned it before. To my defense, they were pumpkin & bat shaped pretzels in th...
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Nature Table Ideas for Fall to Inspire Science Inquiry

Explore science & seasonal changes this week with ideas for items to include on your Fall Nature Table! I'm so excited because I have proof that Fall is coming!  If you're still suffering through the lingering summer heat, I know...
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20+ Fall & Halloween Games for Kids

20+ Fall & Halloween Games for Kids

Enjoy these fun indoor & outdoor Fall games for kids and adults - great for Autumn parties and Halloween fun! Seasonal games are a big hit in our house!  Playing charades, BINGO, outdoor challenges or heading out on a scavenger hun...
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Halloween Mystery Touch & Feel Game {w/FREE labels!}

Halloween Mystery Touch & Feel Game {w/FREE labels!}

Kids (and adults!) will love this fun Halloween Mystery Box game -- create your own DIY touch and feel box or bags! I wanted to create something easy but fun for the holiday with a little spooky but not to scary.  Mystery touch &...
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7 Moon Activities for Kids: Phases of the Moon

Today we are exploring Moon Activities for Kids in preschool, kindergarten and first grade (older kids will enjoy them too!) as we wrap up our Discover & Explore Moon, Stars and Nighttime Sky.  We had some really creative ideas fo...
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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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50 Fun Fall Activities for Kids & Adults

Enjoy Autumn with these 50 FUN Fall Activities for Families - traditional items, unique experiences and seasonal ideas both kids and adults will LOVE doing together! I've been trying to find a fun way to get all of our Autumn activities in...
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20 Outdoor Fall Science Activities

20 Fall inspired science activities & experiments 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 Fall...
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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 activ...
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Best Kids Books about Leaves, Leaf Hunts & Fall Activities

Enjoy these gorgeous kids books about leaves -- perfect to pair with favorite Fall activities this Autumn! One of the best things about Autumn (next to the pumpkin bread, of course) are the beautiful leaves! I love to go on long drives to...
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17 Chemistry Experiments for Kids to Do at Home

Take a peek at these awesome Chemistry Experiments for Kids and Teens to do at Home! Have your kids ever mixed baking soda & vinegar to blow up a balloon or make a volcano explode?!! Maybe they're fascinated by glow-in-the-dark experi...
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40 FUN Fall Activities for Families

These 40 FUN Fall Activities for families will inspire you to connect & make memories together this season! Do you know what I love about the Fall and Halloween season? I adore the fact that adults enjoy it just as much as kids! ...
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Fall Leaf Scavenger Hunt Activity {with free printable worksheet!!}

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

Free printable Fall Leaf Scavenger Hunt Cards to inspire your kids to get outside, practice a little math and (most of all) enjoy the beauty of the season! Leaf activities are second nature in Fall!  Whether you're creating leaf rubb...
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12 Spectacular Kids Books about Space

Inspire kids to explore the solar system with these picture books, chapter books & nonfiction books about space! When our kids were 6 & 12, we took a trip to a local observatory for one of their public viewing nights. Talk about a...
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