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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12 Great Building Materials for Kids

A great list of DIY and easily available building materials and construction items for kids! If you have kids or have played with kids, you know they love to build!  Stacking items just seems to be second nature for many children -- a...
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12  Earth-themed Lego STEM Projects

12 Earth-themed Lego STEM Projects

Build and learn about the environment with these LEGO themed STEM projects for Earth Day! I love to use colorful, hands-on ways to inspire kids to think about STEM concepts.  And it always helps to fit it to a current event of topic t...
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Nature Texture Scavenger Hunt (w/FREE printable!)

This FREE printable Nature Texture Scavenger Hunt is a great outdoor sensory activity that inspires kids to touch and find each item! The newest of our scavenger hunts for kids takes them outside to for a hands-on look at nature. The outd...
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Backyard Scavenger Hunt (w/FREE printable!)

Get kids outside with this FREE printable Backyard Scavenger Hunt that can be done in any yard, from your patio or balcony or around the neighborhood! When you've got kids, you know outdoor time is a must!  We are always looking for e...
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9 Totally NOT Boring History Movies for Kids

Inspire kids to learn about the past with these great history movies that are perfect to us in the classroom or at home! In last week's kids' feature films list, we featured 12 Inspring Science Movies about Inventors -- this week, we're fo...
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50 Fun Things to Do at Home with Kids

Enjoy time together with this list of 50 fun things to do at home with kids! Like most of the world, we are staying home this week.  We are, in fact, on Spring Break; however, all our libraries, museums and local attractions are curre...
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How to Make a Barometer: DIY Science Project

Try this cool & easy science project or STEM activity -- make a barometer to measure air pressure and weather changes! With Spring comes crazy weather! One day it's raining, the next might bring snow or winds so strong they'll push yo...
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9 Plant Activities & Garden STEM Projects

Explore some science & math in the garden with these FUN plant STEM activities for kids! Gardening is the perfect way to inspire kids to explore botany (the study of flowers & plants), habitats and pollination. It's also a wonderfu...
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The BEST Children's Books about Spring

Enjoy some seasonal reading with these wonderful children's books about Spring! I don't know about you but I've kinda had it with winter this year -- I am ready to move on to a change of the seasons!  In an effort to boost those sunny...
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23 FREE Printable Gardening Activities

Grab a few of these FREE gardening printables and worksheets and inspire kids to grow something this year! Spring is the perfect time to introduce your kids to gardening! It doesn't have to be anything complicated -- a few seeds in a pot o...
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30 Kids Garden Crafts & Activities

30 Kids Garden Crafts & Activities

These kids gardening crafts & ideas are sure to get you excited for warmer weather! For some people, the sight of green grass or tulips popping up means Spring has arrived but for me, it's the sight of a seed packet!  Sometime aro...
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55 Dr Seuss Science Experiments & Activities for Kids

55 Dr Seuss Science Experiments & Activities for Kids

Explore science this Spring with these fun Dr Seuss science experiments and activities! Read Across America and Dr Seuss week is coming soon - last week we shared some free printable Dr. Seuss games for kids.  This week, we're focusin...
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50 Memorable Read-Aloud Books for Kids

An awesome list of the best read aloud books for kids and families! We've always been a big read aloud family -- whether we're reading on the go (like these 50+ Free Read Aloud Books Online), enjoying stories before bed or gearing up for s...
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33 FREE Non-Candy Valentine Cards for Kids

Fun ideas for creative no-candy Valentine's Day cards & ideas for kids! Valentine's Day is right around the corner! For kids, there's always excitement about giving sentimental (or funny) cards to their friends & family.  We'...
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14 Unique DIY Valentine Box Ideas

14 Unique DIY Valentine Box Ideas

Fun ideas for unique Valentine Box Ideas that are the perfect to use as easy 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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