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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40 Animal Habitats Project Ideas & Science Activities

The topic for this week's Dr. Seuss science activities for kids is animal habitat crafts, activities & project ideas! Diving in to learning about where animals live -- like our recent layers of the ocean zones project for kids  --...
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12 Inspiring Science Movies for Kids

Movies about science & inventors is the focus of this week's kids' movie list! There are a number of wonderful films that will inspire children to tinker and create new things -- check out these 20 kids movies that inspired science and...
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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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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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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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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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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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20 Fun New Year's Activities and Crafts

Fun ways to bring in the New Year with 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 ho...
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New Year's Eve Countdown Activities for Kids

New Year's Eve Countdown Activities for Kids

One of our fun winter traditions is a set of New Year's Eve activities and 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 these&...
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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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