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!

27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

Enjoy these simple summer science experiments that will inspire curious minds!Summer is a wonderful time to let the kids show off their curiosity and do some simple science:Mom, do you think this {non-waterproof object} will float?If I put ...
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17 Around the World Activities for a DIY Summer Camp

17 Around the World Activities for a DIY Summer Camp

Welcome to our first week of DIY Summer Camp -- this week's theme is Around the World Activities for Kids! Summer is a great time to explore a new topic or dive deep into a favorite theme with kids -- the days are longer and the schedules ...
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Unique Gifts for Father's Day that Dads will LOVE!

Unique Gifts for Father's Day that Dads will LOVE!

Browse these unique gift ideas for Dad & Grandpa -- fun items that are sure to put a smile on their face! It's June, which means sunshine, swimming pools and a special day for Dad - which means! When is Father's Day this year?  Don...
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50 Road Trip Hacks, Activities & Tips

50 Road Trip Hacks, Activities & Tips

These awesome family travel hacks and road trip tips are sure to make your next car trip easier & more enjoyable! Summer's here and that means road trips!  Woohoo! Time to break out all the Printable Road Trip Activities & Tr...
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9 Terrific Books about Turtles

9 Terrific Books about Turtles

Enjoy these fiction and non-fiction books about turtles and introduce kids to one of the few animals that takes their house with them as they travel! When we take our evening walks through the neighborhood, we often see various animals -- o...
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50 Activities for Your Summer Bucket List

50 Activities for Your Summer Bucket List

Make a bucket list of fun things to do with your kids this Summer!My kids tell me I've been acting extra goofy this week. Really?  I hadn’t noticed ;)Actually, we are quickly approaching summer and I am very happy about the pros...
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Tornado in a Bottle Science Experiment

Tornado in a Bottle Science Experiment

Upcycle items from around the house for this easy tornado in a bottle science experiment!Sometimes an activity can introduce us to something that we aren't able to experience in real life and today's science project does just that!Spring br...
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12 Classic Easter Books & Movies for Kids

12 Classic Easter Books & Movies for Kids

Enjoy these classic children's Easter books and movies with your family this year!One of my favorite things about reading with my kids is sharing books that I loved as a child. I especially enjoy reminiscing with Easter books - they al...
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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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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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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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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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