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 Spectacular Kids Books about Space

Inspire kids to explore the solar system with these picture books, chapter books & nonfiction books about space! When our kids were 6 & 12, we took a trip to a local observatory for one of their public viewing nights. Talk about a...
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Tree ID Scavenger Hunt {w/free printable clues!}

Learn which trees are growing in your yard with this tree identification scavenger hunt using leaves, tree seeds & free printable clues! Do you know the saying "A picture's worth a thousand words"? If that's the case, I'm going to tel...
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40 Things to do this Fall {Bucket List w/free printable}

Enjoy this bucket list of fun Fall activities for families -- perfect inspiration for family time together! And there's so much to do in the fall (along with yummy new recipes to try - I'm a big baker) so we made a list of festive Fall Act...
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Ocean Habitat Project: Zones, Sea Animals & Deep Sea Creatures

Create your own ocean zones in a jar to explore habitat, sea animals & deep sea creatures. We've been enjoying some fun books about the ocean and marine animals this summer.  My kids have always been big fans of sea life. There...
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30+ Hands-on STEM Activities for Creative Kids

More than 30+ Science, Engineering, Math and Art Activities for creative kids! I'm very excited about today's post!  But I always get excited when we're sharing awesome ideas that will help parents & educators infuse some fun and...
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15 Marvelous Mystery Books for Kids

15 Marvelous Mystery Books for Kids

Enjoy these mystery picture books & chapter books for kids who love playing detective! Do you have a child who loves a good mystery? Our youngest adores detective books -- in fact, when she first started reading on her own, that was the...
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Nighttime Scavenger Hunt - Nocturnal Adventures for Kids

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt - Nocturnal Adventures for Kids

Grab this FREE printable Nighttime Scavenger Hunt list and go explore the outdoors one evening!We LOVE scavenger hunts and have shared quite a few --our Playground Scavenger Hunt is fun throughout the year,holiday hunts include a Halloween ...
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Road Trip Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before Your Next Car Trip

Road Trip Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before Your Next Car Trip

Get the car & family ready with this free printable road trip checklist and tips for how to prep for a long car trip!  This week's one of those quiet times -- not too much on the calendar. But I know it won't last long -- I can s...
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Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt

Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt

Inspire your kids with an awesome Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt this week and get them outside!This is a super easy idea that will keep the kids both busy & creative on those long "Mom, I'm bored!" days ;)Plus, Summer is the perfect time...
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27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

Enjoy these simple summer science experiments that will inspire curious minds!Summer is a wonderful time to let the kids show off their curiosity and do some simple science:Mom, do you think this {non-waterproof object} will float?If I put ...
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17 Around the World Activities for a DIY Summer Camp

17 Around the World Activities for a DIY Summer Camp

Welcome to our first week of DIY Summer Camp -- this week's theme is Around the World! Summer is a great time to explore a new topic or dive deep into a favorite theme with kids -- the days are longer and the schedules are lighter :) Findin...
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Unique Gifts for Father's Day that Dads will LOVE!

Unique Gifts for Father's Day that Dads will LOVE!

Browse these unique gift ideas for Dad & Grandpa -- fun items that are sure to put a smile on their face! It's June, which means sunshine, swimming pools and a special day for Dad - which means! When is Father's Day this year?  Don...
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20 Printable Road Trip Games, Scavenger Hunts & Summer Activities for Kids

20 Printable Road Trip Games, Scavenger Hunts & Summer Activities for Kids

We're so excited about this Printable Activity Pack with TONS of fun summer activities for your kids!And right now, you can get it at a special price (50% off) for a limited time!!Because it's never too early to start preparing for summer b...
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50 Road Trip Hacks, Activities & Tips

50 Road Trip Hacks, Activities & Tips

These awesome family travel hacks and road trip tips are sure to make your next car trip easier & more enjoyable! Summer's here and that means road trips!  Woohoo! Time to break out all the Printable Road Trip Activities & Tr...
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9 Terrific Books about Turtles

9 Terrific Books about Turtles

Enjoy these fiction and non-fiction books about turtles and introduce kids to one of the few animals that takes their house with them as they travel! When we take our evening walks through the neighborhood, we often see various animals -- o...
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