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!

Family Night (or Day) Out Idea + a Giveaway!

Family Night (or Day) Out Idea + a Giveaway!

  Enjoy a family night out with classic games to play, a relaxing eating area and food everyone will enjoy. As we head into winter, it's that time of year when parents scout out more indoor activities to do with their kids. But we want...
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Christmas Science Experiment for Kids

Christmas Science Experiment for Kids

Try this easy Christmas science experiment as a fun winter break or holiday-themed classroom activity! There's nothing like the holidays to get you in the mood to do some science experiments, right?!  Actually, it's those long winter...
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Gift Ideas for Book Lovers that Aren't Books

Gift Ideas for Book Lovers that Aren't Books

Got bookworms? Try giving these gift ideas that aren't books!We have a LOT of books in our house as you might suspect from our numerous kids' book lists!One of the things I did well as a parent was to raise readers -- I always found a way t...
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5 Money Skills Every Tween & Teen MUST Know

5 Money Skills Every Tween & Teen MUST Know

This post has been sponsored by Greenlight. All opinions are my own. Money lessons that all kids & teens should know before they leave home! Money skills are one of those responsibilities that fall to us parents as we raise kids.  ...
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10 Things to Do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Gatlinburg, TN

10 Things to Do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Gatlinburg, TN

Explore all the things families can do at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg, Tennessee -- a wonderful year-round location for your next vacation.The Mountains are calling!Whether you're looking for a quiet weekend getaway, ...
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Fire Safety Activities for Kids: Printables, Books & Skills to Teach

Fire Safety Activities for Kids: Printables, Books & Skills to Teach

Since October is Fire Prevention Month, I thought we'd share some fun activities for kids to learn about fire safety. It's important to teach children these life skills and help them be aware of who in their community can help them & k...
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23 Family Traditions to Start When You Travel

23 Family Traditions to Start When You Travel

  Tips on How to Start Family Traditions when you travel & take vacations -- with a free printable list for you! Growing up, our family road trips where one of the highlights of my summers. Every year, we would head off to see far-...
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Solar Eclipse Activities & Party Ideas for Kids

Solar Eclipse Activities & Party Ideas for Kids

Learn about activities to do during the Solar Eclipse including which glasses to wear, fun eclipse themed food, books to read, party ideas and more! Where will you be on August 21, 2017? Chances are -- somewhere "on the dark side of the moo...
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The Secret to a More Relaxing Summer

I've got a secret to share with you today!I'm not really that organized during the summer :)Ok, that's not really it -- the secret is in how I APPEAR to be organized on those crazy summer days. If you've been following The $0 Summer: 1...
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10 Best Outdoor Science Tools for Kids

10 Best Outdoor Science Tools for Kids

We love outdoor science activities & experiments! Getting to know nature and being a backyard detective are activities my kids have enjoyed for years. And having great science tools takes outdoor exploration to a whole new lev...
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20 Books about Cultures & Countries Around the World

20 Books about Cultures & Countries Around the World

Inspire your kids to learn about geography & cultures from around the world with these awesome books and mapping activities they'll love! I so enjoy teaching my kids about places around the world -- the people, landmarks and traditions....
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How to Create Memories with Your Kids

How to Create Memories with Your Kids

Ideas for how to create memories with your kids this summer!Many of us are now ‘officially’ on summer break.For kids, it’s a time for popsicles, pool visits and unscheduled adventures!For parents, it’s a time to reconnect with our k...
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15 Free Father's Day Cards & Activities {printables}

15 Free Father's Day Cards & Activities {printables}

Father's Day is coming soon so I thought we would round-up some printable Father's Day cards & activities the kids can print and personalize for Dad. These aren't regular boring old run-of-the-mill cards either -- we've found ideas...
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Summer Water Safety: A Must Read for all Parents!

Summer Water Safety: A Must Read for all Parents!

May is Water Safety Month and the perfect time to talk to your kids before gearing up to visit the pool or beach this summer! My husband & I disagree about a lot of things -- like who's the best canoe paddler (it's me ;) and whether ...
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30 Things to do Outside + Easy Craft for Kids

30 Things to do Outside + Easy Craft for Kids

This rock painting idea + fun things to do outside will inspire more creative play for your kids without having to hear "there's nothing to do" this summer!I'm a toss-the-kids-out-the-door kind of parent. Children (along with teens and...
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