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 Inspiring Science Movies for Kids

Movies about science & inventors is the focus of this week's kids' movie list! There are a number of wonderful films that will inspire children to tinker and create new things -- check out these 20 kids movies that inspired science and...
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Celebrate Chinese New Year: Exploring Chinese Culture

Celebrate Chinese New Year and explore Chinese culture with these wonderful books and activiites! Wouldn't it be wonderful to travel the world?  To be able to visit beautiful places and experience new cultures would be amazing! But ...
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Refraction of Light Experiment: Easy Science for Kids

Learn about refraction of light with this easy science experiment that can be done at home or in the classroom. Our easy science experiments are back and this week, we're adding a touch of 'magic'! In my experience, you can AMAZE kids wit...
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25 Best Children's Books Made into Movies

A list of favorite children's books made into movies -- perfect for family movie nights, classroom activities and read aloud sessions! I've often used (and recommended) the technique of pairing books with a movie or activity (have you seen...
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The Science of Waves: Awesome Sound Experiment for Kids

One of the coolest sound wave experiments your kids will ever try! We love doing simple science experiments and every once in a while, we find a GEM. It's a simple, easy and pretty awesome experiment that explores the science of sound wav...
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7 Lunar Eclipse Activities and Videos for Kids

7 Lunar Eclipse Activities and Videos for Kids

Check out these 2019 Total Lunar Eclipse activities and videos for kids and save the date -- it takes place on January 20th and 21st! Kids of all ages are curious about the night sky -- constellations, planets and especially the moon. And...
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Fun with Kids Books and Winter Activities

Wonderful winter books with indoor and outdoor play activities for kids! Now that we're in the throws of winter (and most of the holiday gifts have been played with over the past few weeks), it's time to introduce some new ways to beat the...
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20 Fun New Year's Activities and Crafts

Fun ways to bring in the New Year with crafts and activities for kids! Young kids always have high hopes for staying awake until midnight on New Year's Eve (and ours did make it ONE year ;) But more than that, kids love to countdown the ho...
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New Year's Eve Countdown Activities for Kids

New Year's Eve Countdown Activities for Kids

One of our fun winter traditions is a set of New Year's Eve activities and countdown for kids & families to enjoy home! Kids love a celebration (although most won't stay awake long enough to see the ball drop in Times Square) so these&...
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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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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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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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