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!

Outdoor Science: Biodiversity for Kids

Outdoor Science: Biodiversity for Kids

A fun outdoor science activity that let's you measure the biodiversity of living things in your backyard ecosystem! Many times, you'll hear kids say "hey, there's a bird!" or "this is the tallest tree in our yard!" This activity takes it on...
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17 Everyday Math Activities for Kids

17 Everyday Math Activities for Kids

These everyday math activities are the perfect way to introduce hands-on math ideas to kids!Do you know today is?March 14th...3/14...3.14Ring a bell at all?Ok, how about if you flash back to high school math class?Yes, that's it -- Today is...
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23 Must See Movies Before Your Visit to Walt Disney World

Put a few of these must-see movies on your Disney Watch list for family movie night before your next trip to Disney World!Is a visit to Walt Disney World in your future? Lucky you! My parents have retired in Florida so we have bee...
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20 Rainbow Craft Ideas for Kids

20 Rainbow Craft Ideas for Kids

Enjoy these 20 easy Rainbow Crafts for Kids -- perfect for Spring & St. Patrick's Day! Nothing says "Spring" like the colors of the rainbow! And while it's fun to pull out the crayons to make a rainbow, we often prefer something with a ...
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15 Animal Math Activities

15 Animal Math Activities

Fun animal-themed math games and activities that helps kids learn counting, sorting, graphing & measurement skills! Math has always been an issue at our house. My son LOVES math!  We were constantly looking for fun ways to expand o...
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55 Spring Science Activities for Kids

55 Spring Science Activities for Kids

Explore science this Spring with these fun & easy activities and experiments about weather, gardens, space, trees and the human body!This newer Dr. Seuss series makes it so easy to introduce science, geography and other real life concep...
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15 Winter Olympic Activities & Lesson Plan Ideas (free printable!)

15 Winter Olympic Activities & Lesson Plan Ideas (free printable!)

Celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics with kids using this FREE printable challenge that can be used as a teaching resource & lesson plan guide or just for fun with your family as you enjoy the Olympic Games together! There's so much to le...
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33 FREE Non-Candy Valentine Cards for Kids

Fun ideas for creative no-candy Valentine's Day cards & ideas for kids! Valentine's Day is right around the corner! For kids, there's always excitement about giving sentimental (or funny) cards to their friends & family.  We...
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27 Printable Activities: Valentines, Easter & Spring

27 Printable Activities: Valentines, Easter & Spring

  I don't know about you but I am READY for Spring!! The sub-zero temps and melting mitten piles are old news at our house so I've started focusing on all the FUN celebrations we have coming up -- Valentine's Day, Easter & Spring. ...
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FREE Winter Scavenger Hunt (with printable list!)

FREE Winter Scavenger Hunt (with printable list!)

Grab this free printable Winter Scavenger Hunt list -- get outside & hunt down clues to explore seasonal changes in nature! My kids will be the first to tell you that no matter the weather, we get some outdoor time every day. It's def...
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11 Olympic Activities and Crafts for Kids

11 Olympic Activities and Crafts for Kids

Enjoy learning about the 2018 Winter Olympic Games with these kids' activities!It's hard to believe that it's time for the Olympics again!This year, the world will be watching all the winter activities in PyeongChang for the 2018 Winter Oly...
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25 Snow Day Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy

Enjoy these fun indoor & outdoor activities for your next snow day!Like so many others, we are having a 'snow day' this week (actually, it's an ice day today but who knows what tomorrow might bring -- my kids are hoping for a repeat per...
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10 Easy Science Experiments: Shadow & Light Activities

10 Easy Science Experiments: Shadow & Light Activities

Explore the science of light & shadows with these easy science experiments!I know it might be hard to believe but making shadows is actually a simple science experiment!Yep, all those shadow puppets you tried as a child or those evening...
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25 Marvelous Math Picture Books for Kids

25 Marvelous Math Picture Books for Kids

Preschool, elementary & middle school kids will LOVE these math picture books that teach early and advanced mathematical concepts!So here's the issue at our house -- we've got one child who is a math whiz and another who wouldn't mind i...
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Indoor Winter Games for Kids: Holiday Charades or Pictionary {w/free printable}

Enjoy some time inside with these fun holiday & winter themed charade or pictionary games for kids and families! This week, I've realized that winter is coming.  Scratch that – winter is here (at least in most of the country).&...
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