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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4 Forest Animal Games (FREE printables!)

Kids of all ages will enjoy these forest animal games with FREE printables as an outdoor or indoor activity! Woodland animals are so intriguing to many kids - in fact, one of our most popular lists is the 10 Children's Books about Life in ...
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15 Fabulous Books about Forest Animals

Enjoy these gorgeous children's books about forest animals before heading out to explore the woods! Our kids and I have always loved forest animals -- probably because we live in the middle of the grassy plains ;) which is why we love read...
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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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15 Printable Road Trip Activities & Travel Games

 The *NEW* printables are here -- road trip activities and travel games for kids and tweens!Summer has finally arrived and you know that that means?It’s Road Trip Season!!Yes, that’s totally a thing ;)We LOVE to get out and explore...
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Kids Books about Life in the Forest

Gorgeous children's books about the forest life and woodland animals! Summer and Fall are the perfect time to read these stories set in the woods & get out to explore! You don't need a large area at all -- even a small wooded area wi...
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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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Forest Scavenger Hunt {free printable!}

Enjoy this free printable Forest Scavenger Hunt - a perfect list for your next hiking adventure with kids! I'm one of those nature nerds who loves the forest -- whether it's storytime with fabulous books about forest animals or heading out...
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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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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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2020 Summer Reading Programs & FREE Books to Read Online

Inspire kids to read with these Summer Reading Programs and FREE online books for kids, tweens and teens! I've been pulling together some great resources for FREE summer activities near me this year.  It's been one heck of a few month...
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20 Backyard Science Experiments

20 Backyard Science Experiments

Try these 20 FREE Backyard science experiments & outdoor science projects that are easy to do and turn your backyard into a giant science lab for kids! As you can tell by our HUGE collection of science experiments & activities for ...
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100+ Free Kids Summer Activities Near Me

Grab this printable list of FREE Summer Activities near me 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 activi...
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20 Fairy Garden Crafts & Play Ideas for Kids

20 Fairy Garden Crafts & Play Ideas for Kids

These easy Fairy garden ideas and fairy activities are sure to inspire kids of all ages to dig, plant, grow and engage in imaginative play! Fairy gardens are the perfect way to connect your child with so many learning & sensory concept...
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Nature Scavenger Hunt {free printable!}

Nature Scavenger Hunt {free printable!}

Get out &  explore with this FREE Nature Scavenger Hunt printable list! We love to get outside and explore new places as a family -- whether it's hiking a new trail, going on a scavenger hunt or finding a new playground! Print of...
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5 Fun & FREE Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Grab the newest free printable and enjoy these five awesomely FUN scavenger hunts for kids! Ready to send your kids off on a challenge this week?  The newest of our scavenger hunts can be played 5 different ways and is great for kids...
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