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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Christmas in July Activities for Kids

Fun Christmas in July activities for kids to enjoy this summer! Every year since my kids were young, we've celebrated 'Christmas in July' - fun day when we forget about the heat of summer, spend some time together enjoying favorite Christm...
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Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottles & July 4th Printable Games

Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottles & July 4th Printable Games

Celebrate Independence Day with these FREE July 4th printable activities & glow in the dark sensory bottles! I can't believe it's almost July! Man, summer sure can fly by if you're not paying attention ;) Today's idea is one of those ...
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Red, White & Blue Scavenger Hunt (FREE printable!)

Enjoy this FREE printable Red, White and Blue Scavenger Hunt for the 4th of July or a fun summer game! Our newest Summer scavenger hunt idea is perfect for kids & adults -- and a fun activity to add to your Independence Day plans this ...
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20 Printable Summer Scavenger Hunts

20 Printable Summer Scavenger Hunts

Enjoy these Summer Scavenger Hunt Ideas while you're relaxing outside in the backyard, camping, heading out for a walk/hike or exploring places around town! If there's one thing we love, it's a fun scavenger hunt for kids!  In fact, ...
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20 FUN Things to do on a Summer Night

20 FUN Things to do on a Summer Night

Get outside and enjoy these easy & fun things to do on a Summer night! We love that summertime means a not-so-strict-bedtime schedule so we can get out and enjoy those long summer evenings!  Some of our favorite (and free!) summer...
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25 Outdoor Summer Activities for Kids, Tweens & Teens

Enjoy these fabulous outdoor activities for kids this summer! Let's face it, no matter how much we'd LOVE for our kids to spend more time outside, sometimes it's an uphill battle -- especially if you don't have just the 'right' outdoor act...
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36 Summer Sensory Activities

36 Summer Sensory Activities

Explore some of these summer sensory activities this year with your kids no matter what their age! My kids are "touchers" -- as in, they always put their hands on things. So when we plan out our favorite summer activities, I love being abl...
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Under the Sea Aquarium Scavenger Hunt (free printable!)

Kids of all ages will LOVE this FREE printable Under the Sea Scavenger Hunt (that can be done online, with an ocean story book or on a visit to an aquarium!) We've had such a great response to our Scavenger Hunts for Kids that we also want...
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15 Free Father's Day Cards & Activities {printables}

15 Free Father's Day Cards & Activities {printables}

Father's Day is coming soon so I thought we would round-up some printable Father's Day cards & activities the kids can print and personalize for Dad.  These aren't regular boring old run-of-the-mill cards either -- we've found ide...
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Ocean Layers for Kids: Science & Math Activity

Explore the world under the sea with this Ocean Layers Activity for Kids! We LOVE doing science projects about the ocean's zones and layers each summer!  It just seems like the right time to explore the big blue sea and learn a little...
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30 Fun Things to do in June: Holidays & Observances

Check out these fun things to do in June with kids and the whole family! Sometimes creating fun memories is as simple as celebrating a day together -- so I thought I would share some of the fun & unique June Observation Days that famil...
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30+ Free Online Summer Camps and Workshops for Kids & Teens

 Explore some of these AMAZING & FREE Online Summer Camps for kids, tweens & teens! While I know we'd all rather be sending out kids off for 'regular' summer camps this year, that won't happen in many areas of the world. ...
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2021 Free Summer Activities & Programs for Kids Near Me

Check out these FREE & frugal Summer activities, programs & workshops for kids where you'll find lots of ways to entertain your kids this summer! Summer is coming -- a time when kids & families are looking for fun Summer activi...
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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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