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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2021 FREE & Cheap Summer Movies for Kids

Check out the FREE Summer Movies for 2021 -- part of our FREE summer activities for kids series! I don't know about you but we really miss going to the movies!  It was one of those great family traditions we had - especially for the k...
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Making a Summer Bucket List - Fun Activities for Kids & Families

I'm so excited about today's post!  For a few reasons -- first, we had a great time creating it and second, it's a post about SUMMER! For the past few weeks, we've been working on our Summer Adventure List - a.k.a. the summer bucket l...
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Road Trip Checklist Printable: 10 Things to Do Before Your Next Car Trip

Road Trip Checklist Printable: 10 Things to Do Before Your Next Car Trip

Get the car and family ready with this free printable road trip checklist and the BEST tips for things to do before a long car trip with kids!  This week's one of those quiet times -- not too much on the calendar. But I know it won't ...
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2021 Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Check out the FREE 2021 Summer Reading Programs for kids! It's that time of year again when we break out the list of free summer reading programs.  Since research shows that kids who don't read over their summer break actually lose so...
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100+ Free Summer Activities for Kids

Grab this printable list of FREE Summer Activities for Kids and start planning for an awesome summer or staycation! May is always that time I start planning for warmer weather and (this summer especially) hunting down some fun summer activ...
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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...
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10 Documentaries & Animated Movies for Earth Day

10 Documentaries & Animated Movies for Earth Day

These 10 animated, feature film & documentary environmental movies for Earth Day teaching kids, tweens and teenagers about environmental themes and issues! Our kids were born into a world of endangered animals and environmental issues....
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Earth Day Scavenger Hunt (FREE printable!)

This FREE printable Earth Day Scavenger Hunt is a great way to inspire kids of all ages to learn about environmental activities and earth-friendly behaviors!  See if your kids can find, photograph and complete all the challenges during...
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Earth Day Scavenger Hunt & Activities (free printable!)

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt & Activities (free printable!)

Grab this free Earth Day Scavenger Hunt printable activity and inspire kids to learn more about our environment! Today's activitiy combines both fun and learning like so many of our scavenger hunts for kids!  When most of us were youn...
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12 Amazing Citizen Scientist Projects for Kids

One of the best ways to offer kids real life science opportunities is through Citizen Science Projects where they can learn firsthand what is happening in the world! I know that the name 'citizen scientist' can sound kind of, well, super r...
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12 Awesome Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

12 Awesome Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

These indoor and outdoor Easter Egg Hunt ideas are sure to please kids of all ages (toddlers, preschoolers, big kids, tweens & teens) -- heck, even adults will enjoy a few of these! I grew up in Central New York which means that snow &...
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24 Printable Easter Coupons for Kids & Teens

24 Printable Easter Coupons for Kids & Teens

Great ideas for non candy Easter egg fillers or Easter basket stuffers -- This colorful set of Easter Coupons for kids, tweens & teens are perfect! In our house, everyone gets an Easter basket no matter how old you may be! I guess the ...
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Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt

Try this glow in the dark Easter Egg Hunt with your family -- a great outdoor egg hunt idea for all ages! I think we've officially done them all now -- indoor egg hunts, outdoor hunts, community egg hunts and this year, a super awesome nig...
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20 Easter Games and Activities (with FREE printables!)

Enjoy Easter at home with these FREE printable Easter games, coloring pages and activitities for kids, tweens, teens and adults! For our family, Easter has always been a quiet at-home type of holiday.  Since much of our family lives f...
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Can You Dye Brown Eggs for Easter? A Fun Science Project!

Kids will enjoy this easy Easter-themed science experiment as we find out -- Can you dye brown eggs for Easter? Thanks to my not-so-quick thinking last Easter, we were treated to an unexpected, yet fun science experiment. During my grocer...
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