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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30 Games & Activities to Play at the Park

Enjoy these fun games & activities kids can play at the park this month! Spring is here which means Summer is not far behind so it's time to hit the great outdoors. And you know how much we LOVE getting outdoors and exploring so we're...
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Easy Pot Painting Idea for Kids

Easy Pot Painting Idea for Kids

Love this easy pot painting idea for kids to give as a Mother's Day or Teacher Appreciation gift -- preschoolers, elementary kids & teens can create a one-of-a-kind colorful pot with this quick tutorial! Do you know what I love about t...
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17 FREE Summer Reading Programs & Book Logs for Kids & Teens {with printables}

FREE Summer reading programs and book logs for kids & teens -- earn free books & more!! As parents, we know that connecting kids with books throughout the summer is SUCH a good thing.  Summer reading helps them to keep their ...
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Fingerprinting Science Activity for Kids

This fingerprinting science activity for kids is a great for a DIY spy and detective party, learning about the human body or at-home CSI idea! My daughter is a HUGE fan of mysteries! In fact, that's the topic of this week's book list: 15 ...
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17 FUN Activities to Do at the Park

17 FUN Activities to Do at the Park

Try one or more of these fun things to do at the park with your family! Our family LOVES to visit different parks - there are SO many ideas for outdoor activities & games to play at a park near you. Today, we're partnering with the Na...
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FREE Nature Scavenger Hunt {with printable!}

FREE Nature Scavenger Hunt {with printable!}

Get out &  explore with this FREE Nature Scavenger Hunt printable list! We love to get outside and explore new places as a family -- whether it's hiking a new trail, going on a scavenger hunt or finding a new playground! Print of...
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Earth Day Activities: Free Printable Scavenger Hunt

Earth Day Activities: Free Printable Scavenger Hunt

Grab this free Earth Day Scavenger Hunt printable activity and inspire kids to learn more about our environment! April is a great time to teach our kids about going green -- learning eco-friendly behaviors, watching movies with environment...
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Easter Charades Game with FREE Printable Cards

Kids, tween, teens & adults with enjoy this Easter Charades Game with free printable cards (including blank ones to customize)! We love quick & easy holiday-themed games! Especially ones that bring the whole family together for lo...
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Playground Scavenger Hunt {FREE printable!}

Use this free printable Playground Scavenger Hunt and inspire kids to get active while they play! Combining a trip to the playground with a fun scavenger hunt activity for kids is the perfect recipe for an afternoon outdoors. You know how...
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Popcorn Math & Science Experiments for Kids

Elementary & middle school kids will LOVE exploring these math activities & physical change experiment using popcorn! Last year, I shared a list of 100 Ways to Count to 100 and in the post, I mentioned using popcorn as one of the i...
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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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17 St. Patrick's Day Games & Activities (free printables!)

Kids, teens & adults will enjoy these FREE printable St. Patrick's Day games & activities! We LOVE seasonal & holiday games -- whether it's searching for clues on an Easter Egg, playing charades during family gatherings or havi...
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30 Animal Life Cycle Project Ideas & Activities

Explore these animal life cycle project ideas and activities that are perfect for preschool and elementary age kids! Did you catch our post on Animal Habitat Project Ideas and Science Activiites? Kids just love to explore all the places t...
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3D Water Cycle Science Project for Kids

3D Water Cycle Science Project for Kids

Explore science with this 3D Water Cycle science project built with LEGOs®! I love taking a not-so-easy-to-explain topic like The Water Cycle and turning it into a hands-on learning activity where you can see your child's eyes light up as...
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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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