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!

Fall science experiments

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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50+ FREE Scavenger Hunts for Kids {with 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! I love a good scavenger hunt for kids!! You might think it's because scavenger hunts can be a g...
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Exploring the 5 Senses: Science Experiment for Kids

Try this easy 5 senses science experiment with kids - a quick and easy activity to do in the kitchen! One of our favorite science activities has been this Science of Sound Waves Experiment - it was an AWESOME way to explore how our hearing...
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24 Best Back-to-School Books: Preschool thru Middle School

Great back to school books for preschool, elementary or middle school kids! I know many kids have mixed feelings about starting a new school year -- some are a little anxious about heading back to school and moving up a grade. As a paren...
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15 FUN Indoor Camping Activities for Kids

FUN Indoor Camping activities for kids - great ideas for bad weather days! When I mentioned 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 staying ...
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How Do Leaves Breathe? A Simple Science Experiment for Kids

  How do plants breathe? Learn what trees & plants need with this easy (and super COOL!) outdoor science activity that makes the invisible visible! I just realized that we haven't shared many Simple Science Experiments lately. O...
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Garden Scavenger Hunt (w/FREE printable!)

Grab this *NEW* printable Garden Scavenger Hunt and get outside to explore the garden! While most people think of gardening as something that happens in the spring (when we get all those plants in the ground), I really love gardening in th...
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35 Free Back to School Printables

These FREE back to school printables for parents & kids are perfect to use this month (and during the new school year) as your kids get ready for that first day of school! Our kids here begin school next week (yikes!).  It's hard...
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40 Outdoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printables!}

40 Outdoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printables!}

Inspire your kids with these awesome outdoor scavenger hunts (many with free printables!) Scavenger hunts with kids are some of our favorite outdoor activities (as you may have guessed :)  They can be done together, as an independent ...
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