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!

How to Get Organized & Enjoy More Time with Your Family

How to Get Organized & Enjoy More Time with Your Family

A few months ago, I shared my secret to the Best Place to Begin Organizing Your Entire Home.I wrote the post because I wanted to inspire other busy moms like me to find their starting point when it comes to putting some organzational system...
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50+ ABC Games & Number Activities for Curious Kids

Fun ABC games and number activities for preschool & kindergarten learners! When my kids were younger, I worried about them learning their alphabet and numbers.  So naturally, I asked their preschool teachers what we could do at ho...
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Teaching Kids about Water Conservation & the Water Cycle

Teaching Kids about Water Conservation & the Water Cycle

Activiites & books about that teach our children about water conservation and the water cycle! March 22nd is World Water Day. It's a day for all of us to remember that water is an important resource in our life and clean water is a limi...
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12 Inspiring Outdoor Activities: The Lorax & Ecology for Kids

12 Inspiring Outdoor Activities: The Lorax & Ecology for Kids

Use The Lorax and these fun outdoor activities to teach ecology and inspire your kids to change the world! Today we're combining a few of our favorite things -- books & nature -- to kick off some early Spring exploring.   In honor ...
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Tree Rings and Dendrochronology: Science Project for Kids

Tree Rings and Dendrochronology: Science Project for Kids

This easy science project shows kids how dendrochronology & tree rings give us a look into the past! We like to do a lot of tree activities for a few reasons -- trees are easy to find ;), the activiites you can do are super easy & i...
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10 Math Books & Tools: Learning Measurement

10 Math Books & Tools: Learning Measurement

Explore measurement with these fun math books & tools for kids! One of the most popular book requests I receive comes in the form of "Do you know of any good books that can help my child enjoy math?" This request is not at all foreign t...
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15 Outdoor Activities: Backyard Birds for Kids

15 Outdoor Activities: Backyard Birds for Kids

Explore backyard birds with these activities & crafts that can be done year round! We have always loved outdoor activities as a family and wintertime is no exception. Birds enjoyable for the whole family and unlike so many other anima...
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Winter Craft & Science: Nature Art with Ice

Winter Craft & Science: Nature Art with Ice

Enjoy this easy Winter craft that combines science, nature & art -- perfect for kids of all ages! I'll be the first to admit that once Winter sets in, looking for ways to incorpation nature into our day becomes more of a challenge. ...
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15 Play & Learning Ideas: Science Exploration Activities

15 Play & Learning Ideas: Science Exploration Activities

Inspire your kids to explore science with these play & learning ideas and activities! If you've ever watch children play, you can see how much fun they have pretending.  Sometimes they are building social skills or practicing the...
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Free Days at National Parks in 2017

Free Days at National Parks in 2017

Woohoo!  The U.S. National Park Service has announced their FREE entrance days for all National Parks in 2017! One of the big family travel trends for this coming year is nature-focused vacations -- unplug, recharge and enjoy being tog...
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23 Jingle Bell Craft Ideas & STEM Activities for Kids

23 Jingle Bell Craft Ideas & STEM Activities for Kids

These jingle bell crafts ideas and learning activities are easy, fun and perfect to use year-round! There's just something magical about the sound of a jingle bell. Honestly, I think they are one of my favorite musical instruments -- not to...
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Christmas Around the World Activity {with free printable game!}

Christmas Around the World Activity {with free printable game!}

Christmas is a wonderful time to introduce your kids to traditions and cultures from around the world! If you think about many of the holiday traditions you have in your family, I'll bet they were handed down through generations and have s...
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15 Fun Things to do Outside this Weekend

15 Fun Things to do Outside this Weekend

 15 Fun Things to do Outside this WeekendResearch has shown that time outside helps our bodies to produce Vitamin D (vital for those growing bones!), decrease our stress levels and let's just be honest - stop our kids from getting to s...
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Tree Activities for Kids: Animal Habitats, Tree Types & Nature Facts

Tree Activities for Kids: Animal Habitats, Tree Types & Nature Facts

I know that Fall inspires some popular tree activities for kids -- creating leaf rubbings, watching the leaves change color and heading out on a leaf hunt.But if we look a little deeper, we'll also find that trees play a crucial role to man...
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Kids Books about Voting, Elections & Washington DC

Kids Books about Voting, Elections & Washington DC

This week's book list is a collection of great reads for kids about voting, service to our country and our capital city, Washington DC.Every four years, we have the opportunity to introduce our kids to how the political system works in our ...
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