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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Christmas Coupons for Kids {free printables!}

Grab this free set of printable Christmas Coupons for kids and use them to interject a little fun in the midst of the holiday season! The holidays are so much fun, but they can also be SO busy.  And I know there are things my kids lo...
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14 Christmas Websites & Online Games for Kids

Enjoy these fun Christmas websites & online educational games for kids in December and over winter break! It's nice to have some go-to websites when kids ask "Can I have some computer time?" -- I really don't like them just searching G...
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Christmas Games for Kids: Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt

Enjoys this Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt -- a fun Christmas game to play with kids and SO easy to put together!  When our family visits during the holidays, we've been known to entertain them with a few minute-to-win-it holiday challeng...
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25 Free Christmas Books Online & Read Aloud Stories for the Holidays

A wonderful list of FREE read aloud books online for Christmas and winter holidays is sure to inspire holiday reading!  One of our most loved and read posts is Finding Free Kids Books Online -- so I thought we should create a special ...
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Where to Send Your Letter to Santa (& how to get a letter back!)

Where to Send Your Letter to Santa (& how to get a letter back!)

How to mail a letter to Santa and get one back! It's that time of the year when I'm sure someone in your house wants to talk to Santa. Maybe it's your 4-year-old who wants to ask Santa about his favorite cookies. Or the somewhat doubtin...
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40 Totally Useful Stocking Stuffers for Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens & Teens

40 creative & useful stocking stuffer ideas for preschoolers, big kids, tweens & teenagers! The art of the filling a stocking --- there's a fine balance to be one of Santa's helpers, isn't it?!  Coming up with creative stockin...
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15 Best Children's Magazines for Toddlers, Kids & Tweens

15 Best Children's Magazines for Toddlers, Kids & Tweens

A guide to the 15 best Children's Magazines for toddlers, preschoolers, big kids & tweens! When my kids were young, I loved to take them to the library.  We would search the shelves for our favorite books and attend storytime ses...
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25 Thanksgiving Books for Kids & Reading Challenge {w/free printable!}

A FUN & free printable Thanksgiving book challenge for kids that will inspire more reading this month! I love to have a variety of free printable Thanksgiving activities on hand this month.  This Thanksgiving Reading Challenge is ...
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Family Conversation Starters with FREE printable cards!

These Family Conversation Starter cards (with FREE printables!) are a great gratitude activity for kids that focuses on words related to life lessons & the holidays! As we enter the holiday season, I always find myself explaining words...
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Optical Illusions: Fun Science Activities for Kids

Kids will love this easy Optical Illusion Science Experiment with free printable! I love introducing hands-on science activities to kids so that they can experiment, think and ponder all those wonderful questions they love to ask to stump ...
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Halloween Glitter Sensory Bottles

Make these adorable Halloween Sensory Bottles that glitter & glow! I want to introduce you to our newest craft project -- we call them Frank, Pete & Mike :) What else would you call a monster, pumpkin and mummy, right? We loved m...
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Nature Table Ideas for Fall to Inspire Science Inquiry

Explore science & seasonal changes this week with ideas for items to include on your Fall Nature Table! I'm so excited because I have proof that Fall is coming!  If you're still suffering through the lingering summer heat, I know...
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7 Moon Activities for Kids: Phases of the Moon

Today we are exploring Moon Activities for Kids in preschool, kindergarten and first grade (older kids will enjoy them too!) as we wrap up our Discover & Explore Moon, Stars and Nighttime Sky.  We had some really creative ideas fo...
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50 Fun Fall Activities for Kids & Adults

Enjoy Autumn with these 50 FUN Fall Activities for Families - traditional items, unique experiences and seasonal ideas both kids and adults will LOVE doing together! I've been trying to find a fun way to get all of our Autumn activities in...
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17 Chemistry Experiments for Kids to Do at Home

Take a peek at these awesome Chemistry Experiments for Kids and Teens to do at Home! Have your kids ever mixed baking soda & vinegar to blow up a balloon or make a volcano explode?!! Maybe they're fascinated by glow-in-the-dark experi...
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