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 Camping Activities in Your Own Backyard

Fun backyard camping activities for kids and families to try at home! Planning to camp-out with the kids?  A backyard camp-out might be the perfect start for your family! Why the backyard? It's a great place to 'test the waters' when...
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DIY Sundial for Kids

DIY Sundial for Kids

Learn how to build a sundial -- a great STEM activity for kids! For years I've been saying that it would be cool to have a sundial in the yard! First, I operate by 'sundial' time more than by a clock -- you know, the "it's just about the ...
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12 Outdoor Activities for Families {FREE printable challenge!}

AWESOME Outdoor Activities for Families to enjoy this summer (+FREE printable Adventure Challenge too!) It's one of those times when nothing seems normal -- so maybe it's a sign to try something new, you know, mix things up a bit, right? ...
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10 Camping Books for Kids + Where to Camp for Free!

Find free places to camp with your family and great books about camping for kids! Planning a family camping trip this year? Or maybe planning to pitch a tent in the backyard?  Family camping with kids can be tons of fun -- sleeping u...
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18 Ocean STEM Activities for Kids

18 Ocean STEM Activities for Kids

Head under the sea with these cool ocean STEM activities & projects for kids! We're diving down deep today to explore ocean zones, marine animals and more with these amazing STEM ocean activities that are perfect for a little summer le...
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20 Printable Road Trip Games, Scavenger Hunts & Summer Activities for Kids

20 Printable Road Trip Games, Scavenger Hunts & Summer Activities for Kids

We're so excited about this Printable Activity Pack with TONS of fun summer activities for kids! And right now, you can get it at a special price (50% off) for a limited time!! Because it's never too early to start preparing for summer br...
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The Ultimate Cabin Trip Packing List: 50 Things to Bring

The Ultimate Cabin Trip Packing List: 50 Things to Bring

Grab a copy of this free printable cabin or camping packing list to help you organize your camping supplies, know what fun things to bring & out the door quicker for your next family camping adventure! As I've mentioned before, I don't...
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How Big is a Blue Whale? Outdoor Ocean STEM Activity

How Big is a Blue Whale? Outdoor Ocean STEM Activity

FUN ocean science for kids: draw & measure the size of a blue whale with this week's outdoor STEM activity! We are going under the sea to learn about whales with one of our fun Ocean STEM activities. Have you ever really wondered what...
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10 Terrific Road Trip Movies for Kids & Families

Awesome road trip movies for kids & families to watch on car rides or family movie night! We're continuing on with one of our "Best Movies for Kids & Families" lists today. Just in case you missed the previous posts, here are the ...
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4 Forest Animal Games (FREE printables!)

Kids of all ages will enjoy these forest animal games with FREE printables as an outdoor or indoor activity! Woodland animals are so intriguing to many kids - in fact, one of our most popular lists is the 10 Children's Books about Life in ...
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15 Fabulous Books about Forest Animals

Enjoy these gorgeous children's books about forest animals before heading out to explore the woods! Our kids and I have always loved forest animals -- probably because we live in the middle of the grassy plains ;) which is why we love read...
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Kids Books about Life in the Forest

Kids Books about Life in the Forest

Gorgeous children's books about the forest life and woodland animals! Summer and Fall are the perfect time to read these stories set in the woods & get out to explore! You don't need a large area at all -- even a small wooded area wi...
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Forest Scavenger Hunt {free printable!}

Enjoy this free printable Forest Scavenger Hunt - a perfect list for your next hiking adventure with kids! I'm one of those nature nerds who loves the forest -- whether it's storytime with fabulous books about forest animals or heading out...
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2020 Summer Reading Programs & FREE Books to Read Online

Inspire kids to read with these Summer Reading Programs and FREE online books for kids, tweens and teens! I've been pulling together some great resources for FREE summer activities near me this year.  It's been one heck of a few month...
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20 Backyard Science Experiments

20 Backyard Science Experiments

Try these 20 FREE Backyard science experiments & outdoor science projects that are easy to do and turn your backyard into a giant science lab for kids! As you can tell by our HUGE collection of science experiments & activities for ...
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