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!

Reading Tips & the Best Books for Kids

In our home, helping the kids learn to read was what we called 'a full contact sport'.  Constant movement. Non-stop questions. Continuous encouragement (and honestly, even some arguing). It was not an easy task.  Both of our ...
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Arctic Animals & Forest Animals: Comparing Animal Habitats

Animal habitats are a fascinating topic to discuss with kids! I'm sure you've been peppered with questions about where animals live and why --"Where do all the animals go in winter?"or"Why can't we have rainforest animals live near us ...
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18 Paper Airplanes, Plane Crafts & Books about Flying

Planes have been a long-standing thing at our house -- paper airplanes, plane games & flying with kids. My son was BIG into paper airplanes as a kid and both of our kids became proficient travelers by the time they were five. But I th...
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10 Best Kids Activities & Family Organizational Tips

One of my favorite posts to curate each year is the list of our BEST kids activities and organizational tips that were most loved & read by our readers! I love knowing that what we do at Edventures with Kids inspires families to reduce...
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DIY Christmas Stocking Ornament Craft for Kids

DIY Christmas Stocking Ornament Craft for Kids

It's always fun to pull out some simple craft activities & family ideas during the holidays!Nothing complicated -- just something the kids enjoy creating and that usually involves something sparkly :)And kids adore making ornaments to h...
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Healthy Gingerbread House Ideas

Let's talk Gingerbread Houses today!Tis the season for family-friendly activities and building a gingerbread house is a time-honored tradition for so many families. Not to mention, it's a SUPER fun lesson in engineering principles for ...
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Tips for Helping Kids Meet New Friends

Do you know how every kid has some special talent -- a skill that just makes you go "Wow!  Where did they learn that?!"  It's that thing about your child that impresses you, makes you proud and causes you to stop and think how it...
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14 Crafts for Your Thanksgiving Table

These beautiful & easy ideas are the perfect kids crafts for the Thanksgiving table! When I think back to holidays past, my favorite things for kids to do on Thanksgiving Day was helping to get the table ready for the meal! I always ...
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Creative Gift Ideas that Feed Your Child's Passions

I'm one of those parents that still believes in surprises during the holidays. As in, I tell my kids you can make that Christmas list as loooong as you want to but there will be a few things under the tree that you never knew you wante...
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Teaching Kids about Veterans Day & Remembrance Day

Talking to kids about unhappy moments can be tough -- BUT it's a necessary thing in life.  Educating them about Veterans Day, Remembrance Day and war is one of those occasions -- it's not a pleasant topic to discuss but one that needs...
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5 Tips for Stress Free Holiday Travel with Kids

  Are you one of the millions of families who head "Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house" for the holidays? Once you have kids, holiday travel takes on a whole new meaning :)  Not to worry, we h...
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30 Service Projects for Kids & Families

Looking for volunteer ideas or service projects to help others this holiday season?I’ve written before about what I want my kids to love about November and understanding how to help their community, serve others and be grateful for all th...
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Tips for Keeping Kids Safe while Playing Sports

I recently received an email with a question that caught my eye -- "Worried Your Kid Is Going To Break...Something?" "Hell Yes!"  was all I could think because we have kids who are prone to injury. Anyone who knows our family is not...
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Animal Observation Activities: Tips for Teaching a Child to Focus & Listen

Today we're going to talk about how to help your child increase their attention span.I know, we can all use practice with that, right?  It's the age we live in -- things move so fast and kids don't have the time they need to process th...
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The BEST Halloween Decoration: Ideas for the Front Porch and Trunk or Treat Event

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions & design ideas are mine alone. #TrickOrSweet #CollectiveBias   Every Halloween, we run into the same dilemma -- who will hand out the candy at our h...
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