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!

17 Awesomely Fun Things to do After School

17 Awesomely Fun Things to do After School

Enjoy these fun things to do after school including a free printable set of 20 Questions to ask your kids!Once our kids started school, I quickly realized that time together during the week was going to be VERY limited.They don't get home u...
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Rock Science Experiments:

Rock Science Experiments:

Today we are combining our Outdoor Science activities and our Simple Science Experiment series to share a fun geology experiment -- Rock Testing for Kids! One of the easiest science activities to do with kids is studying rocks and minerals...
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Using Math to Create the Star Wars Galaxy {with free printable!}

Using Math to Create the Star Wars Galaxy {with free printable!}

Enjoy this FREE printable Star Wars math activity (and sneak in some learning) while you celebrate Star Wars Day on May the 4th (be with you!) In addition to being Star Wars fans, we also love cool STEM activities that are related to favor...
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How to Simplify Life & Spend More Time with Your Kids

If you've ever said to yourself -- "I wish I could get laundry under control!" "Show me a way to spend less time making meals" "I need help with our homeschooling activities" or"I just need to get organized and simplify my family's lif...
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Geography for Kids: 8 Awesome Atlases

It's so important for kids to understand (and appreciate!) geography these days!  The world has become a much smaller place now that social media has taken a front seat in our lives.  It seems to be a daily discussion at our hous...
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How to Use Children's Books to share Family Stories

How to Use Children's Books to share Family Stories

This is one of those week's when sentiment has crept in and taken over. The first week in April is the anniversary of the passing of two of my grandparents so I always find myself thinking more about them and family at this time of the year...
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Easy Science for Kids: The Lemon Battery

We always love to find easy science experiments that we can do at home! And when I mean easy, I'm talking the quick set-up with very few items type of science :) Those types of experiments seem to be plentiful when you're studying botany/...
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20 Playground Games & Activities

This post is sponsored by the Voice of Play.  We are joining them this month to inspire families to get outside & explore their local playgrounds!   Spring is in the air and for so many children that means heading back to th...
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Bug Hunt: Outdoor Activities for Kids {w/free printable}

Grab this FREE printable Insect Scavenger Hunt and see who lives in your backyard! Today we are linking up with the Storytime Science series to share two of our favorite things -- books & science! Ironically, the book I'm sharing (whi...
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New Kids Movies in Theaters for 2016

We are not much of a TV watching family but when it comes to new movies, we love going to the theater together! I think the kids get more excited about the previews for upcoming movies than they do the actually film sometimes ;) So if you...
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DIY Fairy Garden Ideas & STEM Activities for Kids

Enjoy these DIY Fairy Garden Ideas for kids that incorporate science, math & engineering learning! Today we are combining a few of our favorite things -- gardening, fairies and STEM in this month's feature of manipulative play and small...
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Best App for Organizing Your Kids' Activities & Team Sports

Thank you TeamSnap for sponsoring this post & offering a FREE Trial to all of our readers!!   I am all about finding ways to make life easier when it comes to organzing the kids' activities and sports schedules! This is one ar...
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Moon Activities for Kids: 3D Phases of the Moon Project

Enjoy learning about the moon's phases with this hands-on moon activity for kids!When my son brought home his Phases of the Moon project from school, he wasn't very happy.I thought he'd be thrilled with this activity - the whole "school per...
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20 Inspiring Nature Activities for Kids

When I was young, I can remember spending hours outdoors -- hiking to the woods behind our house, looking in the creek for crayfish and tadpoles, scouting out which animals were running around the yard.  And I can clearly remember the...
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How to Start & Organize a Nature Collection

If you've been around these parts, you'll know that we have a fondness for nature activities ;)  Most rooms in our house host some type of nature collection -- shells, rocks, tree seeds, leaves in the Fall, etc. And many of these we...
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