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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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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17 Things to Do before Summer Ends & FREE Activity Coupons for Kids

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How Do Leaves Breathe? A Simple Science Experiment for Kids

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Summer Science: Firefly Facts & Activities

Fun facts about fireflies with this summer science activity! Fireflies are such a summer tradition -- spending a warm night outdoors trying to scout out their little lights in the dark.  Learn the science behind those "glowing butts"...
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40+ Fun Places to Take Kids Near Me

Get out & explore these 40 fun places to take kids near me - go with family, just the kids or plan a day trip! If you have kids, you know it can be crazy to go anywhere!  Every trip – to the grocery store, the park or the beach ...
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10 Best Beach Books for Kids

Wonderful kids books about the beach and lake that are perfect for that summer reading list! There are SO many things to do at the beach!  Have you tried any of these Science at the Beach activities? But a day on the sand or at the ...
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FREE Printable Beach Scavenger Hunt

Grab a copy of this FREE printable Beach Scavenger Hunt - one of our newest summer scavenger hunt ideas for kids & families! Summer means beach time - sand, sun and water fun! While you're cooling off under the shade or your umbrella,...
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Marshmallow Star Constellations for Kids

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7 Classic Lawn Games for Your Backyard

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Awesome Travel Journal Ideas for Kids {with free printable!}

Use these travel journal ideas & free printable pages to help kids document their next vacation or trip! Since we're heading out on a big road trip this summer, I thought I would include some travel journal pages in our Road Trip Binde...
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Sleepover Packing List for Kids (with free printables!)

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10 Favorite Children's Books about Summer

Enjoy these favorite children's books about summer that inspire laid-back summer days & favorite summertime activities! Summer is the time to kick back and enjoy those long, don't-need-a-schedule type of days.  Grab a stack of cl...
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License Plate Game | Printable Road Trip Games

The License Plate Game with printable map is one of our favorite printable road trip activities! It's perfect to play with kids, tweens & teens (even adults enjoy it!) as you search for the 50 US states to see who can find the most! P...
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100 Free Summer Activities to Do with Kids

Find more than 100 Free Summer Activities near me to do with kids using this FREE printable planner & list! Whether you're looking for easy backyard ideas, fun places to visit with kids near me or a *new* local adventure, we've got mor...
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2019 FREE Kids' Summer Movies Near Me

Check out the FREE Kids' Summer Movies playing near me in 2019 -- the next installment of our FREE summer activities for kids near me series! We love catching up on movies over the summer months.  The school year always seems to busy ...
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