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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Family Conversation Starters with FREE printable cards!

Help kids to learn gratitude and life skills words with these Family Conversation Starter cards (with FREE printables!) that focus on words related to life lessons & the holidays!  As we enter the holiday season, I always find mys...
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100+ Printable Advent Calendar Ideas & Christmas Countdown Activities

100+ Printable Advent Calendar Ideas & Christmas Countdown Activities

  TONS of Advent calendar activities & ideas for your Christmas countdown that help you focus on making memories this season!   Every year, I promise myself that I won't get overwhelmed with the busyness of the season. &nb...
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40 FREE Printable Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for Kids & Adults

With the new coloring craze, I thought it would be a great idea to have a set of free Thanksgiving coloring pages to print all ready for the Thanksgiving table!  Since both kids and adults alike enjoy this activity, it's a wonderful w...
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27 Free Thanksgiving Printable Games & Activities

These fun & free Thanksgiving games and activities for adults and kids will inspire you to relax and enjoy some time with the family this year! So it's November and really I LOVE this month -- but I also dread this month a little....
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100 Activities for Your Advent Calendar {free printables!}

100 Activities for Your Advent Calendar {free printables!}

Use this free printable set of Advent Calendar ideas & activities to inspire time together for a Christmas Countdown with your kids! One of my favorite memories from childhood is our Advent Calendar.  It was a Christmas tradition...
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5 Must-do's Before Halloween Night

Trick or treat safety tips, healthy Halloween dinner ideas and things to do at home on Halloween night! Halloween seems to always sneak up on me -- Are the costumes ready?  Do we have enough candy?  What's the plan for trick o...
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Optical Illusions: Fun Science Activities for Kids

Kids will love this easy Optical Illusion Science Experiment with free printable! I love introducing hands-on science activities to kids so that they can experiment, think and ponder all those wonderful questions they love to ask to stump ...
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Halloween Glitter Sensory Bottles

Make these adorable Halloween Sensory Bottles that glitter & glow! I want to introduce you to our newest craft project -- we call them Frank, Pete & Mike :) What else would you call a monster, pumpkin and mummy, right? We loved m...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tree ID Scavenger Hunt {w/free printable clues!}

Learn which trees are growing in your yard with this tree identification scavenger hunt using leaves, tree seeds & free printable clues! Do you know the saying "A picture's worth a thousand words"? If that's the case, I'm going to tel...
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40 Things to do this Fall {Bucket List w/free printable}

Enjoy this bucket list of fun Fall activities for families -- perfect inspiration for family time together! And there's so much to do in the fall (along with yummy new recipes to try - I'm a big baker) so we made a list of festive Fall Act...
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