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!

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

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

Enjoy learning about Christmas Around the World with this free printable Geography activity! I love to find fun ways to integrate maps & geography activities for the kids throughout the year -- and during the holidays, this is so easy ...
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12 Days of Christmas Activities {with printables!}

12 Days of Christmas Activities {with printables!}

  Customize your own 12 Days of Christmas activities with these printable countdown ideas & done-for-you holiday planners! Is life too busy for the holiday traditions you love (like doing a countdown to Christmas with your kids?!...
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20 Free Thanksgiving Printable Activities for Kids

Kids will LOVE these free Thanksgiving printable activities that are perfect for a holiday countdown or a fun way to decorate the kids' table! Thanksgiving is right around the corner & I’ve been busy preparing for both Thanksgiving d...
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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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20 Alternative Halloween Treats (No Candy & Non Edible Ideas!)

Try some of these Trick or treat ideas instead of candy -- both non edible and alternative Halloween treats for kids! Let me tell you about the year I handed out pretzels for Halloween -- It's a HUGE family joke my kids bring up every year...
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20+ Fall & Halloween Games for Kids

20+ Fall & Halloween Games for Kids

Enjoy these fun indoor & outdoor Fall games for kids and adults - great for Autumn parties and Halloween fun! Seasonal games are a big hit in our house - especially Fun Fall games!  Playing charades, BINGO or heading out on a sca...
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16 Classic Kids Books for Fall & Halloween

Browse these favorite classic Fall and Halloween books for kids - vintage stories that you'll remember reading as a child! I love sharing classic books with my kids, especially ones that I enjoyed as a child and Fall books are my favorites...
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Kids Books & Activities about Bats and the Moon

Kids Books & Activities about Bats and the Moon

Use these wonderful books and activities about bats & the moon to explore nocturnal life near you! We love nighttime adventures!  It's like a whole new world when the moon shows up and nocturnal creatures start their evening esca...
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Leaves and Seeds: Nature Activities for Kids

Inspire kids to learn about tree seeds and leaves with these hands-on activities! Our Autumn theme for this week is Leaves & Seeds - like our other tree activities for kids, this one encourages kids to explore the individual parts of a...
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10 New Kids Books about Autumn

10 New Kids Books about Autumn

Enjoy these gorgeous new books about Fall & Autumn for kids! I love creating book lists and I think that some of my favorite are our Kids Books about the Fall & Autumn season! There's just something about the gorgeous colors, seas...
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12 Perfect Pumpkin Books for Kids

A dozen pumpkin books for kids that are perfect for Fall storytime and Autumn activities! Every Fall, we love to look at beautiful leaves, enjoy the cool weather and read books about PUMPKINS! The pumpkin patches in our area open this wee...
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12 Apple Books & Activities for Kids

12 Apple Books & Activities for Kids

Favorite apple books and activities for kids: apple picking, cider mills and fun STEM ideas! Fall isn't just leaf season - it's also apple season!  Trees are blooming with ripe apples, ready for the picking.  Mills are pressing ...
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50 FREE Forest Animal Crafts & Activities

A wonderful collection of forest animal crafts and activities for kids! When I was a child, I can remember spending HOURS exploring the woods behind our house ( which is part of the inspiration for our forest animal books for kids!). My b...
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Zoo Scavenger Hunt for Kids {free printable!}

Zoo Scavenger Hunt for Kids {free printable!}

Grab your Zoo Scavenger Hunt and enjoy your next visit with the animals! Does your family enjoy going to the zoo and watching the animals?  We love going to observe the animals and see their funny (and interesting) antics and activit...
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