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!

25 Christmas Countdown Ideas & Advent Calendar Activities

25 Christmas Countdown Ideas & Advent Calendar Activities

25 Christmas Countdown Ideas and activities perfect for toddlers, kids, teens and family! I don't know about you but once December 1st rolls around, my kids turn into math wizards -- they are able to let you know at a moments notice how ma...
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10 Printable Thanksgiving Games for Kids & Adults

  Kids, teens and adults will enjoy these FUN printable Thanksgiving Games for Adults & Kids -- perfect for holiday gatherings! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and one of our most visited posts is our "What's on My Phone"...
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Thanksgiving Gratitude Photo Scavenger Hunt Game {w/free printable!}

Print this free Thanksgiving Photo Gratitude Scavenger Hunt that you play with your smartphone & get the whole family involved in showing why they are thankful this year! I was thinking a new game would be fun for all ages -- we love t...
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10 Thanksgiving Books for Kids about Gratitude & Traditions

A great list of Thanksgiving books about being thankful & funny Thanksgiving stories! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays -- a time to talk about gratitude (try these free printable Family Conversation Starters that focus on gr...
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27 Free Printable Thanksgiving Games & Activities

These fun & free printable 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...
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40 FREE Printable Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for Kids & Adults

Kids, tweens, teens and adults will LOVE these 40+ free Thanksgiving coloring pages that are perfect for the Thanksgiving table!  While we have a great collection of free printable Thanksgiving games and activities, I also like to hav...
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100+ Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils for Toddlers to Teens

More than 100+ FREE pumpkin templates & stencils for toddlers, kids, tweens and teenagers! So your kids have told you they want their pumpkin carved like Spongebob, Paw Patrol or a Disney Princess, right?!   Or maybe you have...
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5 Things to Do Before Halloween Night

Are you ready for trick or treats??  Great tips on things to do before Halloween night! Halloween seems to always sneak up on me -- Are the costumes ready?  Do we have enough candy? Or other non-candy Halloween treats to hand o...
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7 Ways to Get Rid of Extra Halloween Candy

Creative ideas on how to get rid of extra Halloween candy! I’m always amazed at how much candy we accumulate during the week of Halloween!  I think my kids must look  extra good in their costumes on some years because we end u...
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Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids {FREE printable!}

Grab this FREE printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt for kids and see who's 'haunting' your neighborhood! One of my favorite things about Halloween hunts is unlike many of the regular scavenger hunts for kids, these can be done during the day...
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10 Kids Books & Activities about Hibernation and Migration

Learn how animals prepare for winter with books & activities about hibernation and migration! Our kids are always curious about where animals go in the winter.  Like we explored with our animal habitat project,  animals eithe...
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55+ FREE Pumpkin Carving Stencils for Kids & Teens

Find your favorite pumpkin carving stencils and patterns & create pumpkins of Disney favorites, Star Wars, IronMan & Superheros, the LEGO movie or even Game of Thrones! Our last 100+ FREE Pumpkin Carving Stencils was so popular, I ...
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Halloween Mystery Touch & Feel Box Game {w/FREE labels!}

Try this FUN Halloween Mystery Box game for kids and adults - also called the 'touch and feel game' - with these FREE printables & list of ideas! I wanted to create something easy but fun for the holiday with a little spooky but not ...
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Halloween Word Games (with FREE printables!)

Enjoy these FREE printable Halloween Word Games for kids, tweens, teens & adults! I've frequently been known to sneak learning into holiday fun; one thing I've learned is that kids LOVE to do holiday activities waaayyy more than they l...
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5 Easy Halloween Games

Enjoy these 5 EASY Halloween games for kids, tweens, teens and even adults - great ideas for party activities or family fun! Autumn always seems to be full of so many items that my calendar fills up quickly - school events, festivals and a...
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