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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12 Must-Read Books for Black History Month

Enjoy these Must-Read picture books for Black History Month! February is Black History Month, a time celebrate the achievements of African Americans and learn about both the famous and not-as-well-known people who changed the face of histo...
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14 Unique DIY Valentine Box Ideas

14 Unique DIY Valentine Box Ideas

Fun ideas for unique DIY Valentine Box Ideas that are the perfect to use as card holders for class parties! Sometimes I think it's the minor holidays that might put me under as a Mom! Take February for example -- why is it that EVERY set ...
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Celebrate Chinese New Year: Exploring Chinese Culture

Celebrate Chinese New Year and explore Chinese culture with these wonderful books and activiites! Wouldn't it be wonderful to travel the world?  To be able to visit beautiful places and experience new cultures would be amazing! But ...
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Refraction of Light Experiment: Easy Science for Kids

Learn about refraction of light with this easy science experiment that can be done at home or in the classroom. Our easy science experiments are back and this week, we're adding a touch of 'magic'! In my experience, you can AMAZE kids wit...
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25 Best Children's Books Made into Movies

A list of favorite children's books made into movies -- perfect for family movie nights, classroom activities and read aloud sessions! I've often used (and recommended) the technique of pairing books with a movie or activity (have you seen...
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17 Dr. Seuss & Cat in the Hat Games {free printables!}

Enjoy these creative Dr. Seuss & Cat in the Hat games with your kids and inspire a love of reading! There's nothing like a game to encourage a child to pick up a book!  And some of the best books that lend themselves to being tur...
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12 Multicultural STEM Books for Kids

Enjoy these multicultural STEM picture books that are perfect for preschool and elementary girls & boys who love to tinker, create, invent and engineer! This week, we're celebrating Multiculural Children's Book Day (MCBD) with an aweso...
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Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt & Activities {free printable!}

Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt & Activities {free printable!}

Enjoy time together with this free printable Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt for kids and adults plus more fun activities for families to do together! Most people think of flowers and candy on Valentine's Day - but what kids really love is ...
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Dr. Seuss Activities: Wacky Wednesday Ideas, Zoo Game & Idioms

Dr. Seuss Activities: Wacky Wednesday Ideas, Zoo Game & Idioms

Enjoy these Dr. Seuss games & activities: Wacky Wednesday ideas, "If I Ran the Zoo" Printable Game and learning about idioms. I'm sure you're familiar with at least a few Dr. Suess stories -- maybe your a fan of "The Cat in the Hat" o...
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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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