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 New Year's Eve Games & Activities (w/free printables!)

These free printable New Year's Eve games, activities and party ideas are the perfect way to bring in 2020! It's hard to believe another year has come and gone already, isn't it?! And now it's time for some fun New Year's Eve activities fo...
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Christmas Minute to Win It Games: What's in the Stocking?

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FUN Christmas Science Experiment for Kids

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20 Printable Christmas Games and Activities

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Christmas Around the World: Italy

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Christmas Scavenger Hunt (with FREE printable!)

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Christmas Charades Game & Pictionary Words {printable cards!}

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Christmas Around the World: Map Activity {w/free printable!}

Christmas Around the World: Map Activity {w/free printable!}

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12 Days of Christmas Activities {with printables!}

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30 Christmas Science Experiments & STEM Activities

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12 Christmas Minute to Win It Games for Kids and Adults

12 Christmas Minute to Win It Games for Kids and Adults

We're pulling together some fun  "Minute to Win It" Christmas games for kids, teens and adults -- fun to do at home or for parties and so easy to set up -- like this "What's in the Stocking" Christmas Minute to Win It game! Since we'l...
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25+ Free Printable Christmas Games & Activities for Kids

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Thanksgiving Day Parade Scavenger Hunt (FREE printable!)

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FREE Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for Adults and Kids

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