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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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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5 Awesome Activities at Nature Centers Near Me

5 Awesome Activities at Nature Centers Near Me

Tips on finding local nature centers and nature activities near you! When I first started to stay home with our kids full-time, I knew that we HAD to get out of the house each week. While I'll be the first to admit that there are so many ...
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40 FUN Fall Activities for Families

These 40 FUN Fall Activities for families will inspire you to connect & make memories together this season! Do you know what I love about the Fall and Halloween season?  There are SO many great Autumn activities for kids and adult...
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17 Things to Do before Summer Ends & FREE Activity Coupons for Kids

Enjoy these fun summer activities near you, grab the FREE Summer activity coupons for kids and enjoy the last few weeks of the season together! Most of us do not like to see Summer end!  Kids don't want to head back to school yet and...
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Summer Science: Firefly Facts & Activities

Fun facts about fireflies with this summer science activity! Fireflies are such a summer tradition -- spending a warm night outdoors trying to scout out their little lights in the dark.  Learn the science behind those "glowing butts"...
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40+ Fun Places to Take Kids Near Me

Get out & explore these 40 fun places to take kids near me - go with family, just the kids or plan a day trip! If you have kids, you know it can be crazy to go anywhere!  Every trip – to the grocery store, the park or the beach ...
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10 Best Beach Books for Kids

Wonderful kids books about the beach and lake that are perfect for that summer reading list! There are SO many things to do at the beach!  Have you tried any of these Science at the Beach activities? But a day on the sand or at the ...
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FREE Printable Beach Scavenger Hunt

Grab a copy of this FREE printable Beach Scavenger Hunt - one of our newest summer scavenger hunt ideas for kids & families! Summer means beach time - sand, sun and water fun! While you're cooling off under the shade or your umbrella,...
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Marshmallow Star Constellations for Kids

Learn about the stars with these FUN marshmallow constellations for kids! This week's topic in our super Summer Science series is Astronomy -- learning about the phases of the moon, star contellations and the wonders of the night sky! I...
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7 Classic Lawn Games for Your Backyard

Introduce your kids to some amazing classic backyard games this summer! We love to encourage families to get outside & enjoy their own backyards -- whether it's doing a few backyard science experiments or having a camp-out at home, the...
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