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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9 Plant Activities & Garden STEM Projects

Explore some science & math in the garden with these FUN plant STEM activities for kids! Gardening is the perfect way to inspire kids to explore botany (the study of flowers & plants), habitats and pollination. It's also a wonderfu...
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17 Spring Scavenger Hunt Ideas & Games

Spring scavenger hunt ideas & games that inspire kids of all ages to enjoy the outdoors! It seems that no matter where we go lately, there's always some new to see -- baby bunnies, beautiful buds on trees, flowers blooming ... Plus s...
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The BEST Children's Books about Spring

Enjoy some seasonal reading with these wonderful children's books about Spring! I don't know about you but I've kinda had it with winter this year -- I am ready to move on to a change of the seasons!  In an effort to boost those sunny...
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100 Fun Things to Do in Spring!

100 Fun Things to Do in Spring!

A HUGE list of fun things to do in Spring -- great ideas for Spring Break and seasonal Spring Activities for kids and adults! After this wild & wacky winter, we should all pat ourselves on the back :) Now it's time to enjoy all the ne...
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23 FREE Printable Gardening Activities

Grab a few of these FREE gardening printables and worksheets and inspire kids to grow something this year! Spring is the perfect time to introduce your kids to gardening! It doesn't have to be anything complicated -- a few seeds in a pot o...
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Spring Scavenger Hunt {with FREE printable list!}

Grab a copy of this FREE Spring Scavenger Hunt printable and inspire kids to get some outdoor time! There's nothing like a spring-themed scavenger hunt to get kids outside to appreciate the season :) Today's hunt is perfect for the coming...
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30 Kids Garden Crafts & Activities

30 Kids Garden Crafts & Activities

These kids gardening crafts & ideas are sure to get you excited for warmer weather! For some people, the sight of green grass or tulips popping up means Spring has arrived but for me, it's the sight of a seed packet!  Sometime aro...
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Outdoor Spring Scavenger Hunt for Kids {free printable list!}

Outdoor Spring Scavenger Hunt for Kids {free printable list!}

Head outside with this FREE printable Spring Scavenger Hunt list and look for signs of Spring! I so hope Spring is coming soon! We've got an AWESOME list of 100 Fun Spring Activities that we want to get started on ;) In hopes of warmer t...
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55 Dr Seuss Science Experiments & Activities for Kids

55 Dr Seuss Science Experiments & Activities for Kids

Explore science this Spring with these fun Dr Seuss science experiments and activities! Read Across America and Dr Seuss week is coming soon - last week we shared some free printable Dr. Seuss games for kids.  This week, we're focusin...
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50 Memorable Read-Aloud Books for Kids

An awesome list of the best read aloud books for kids and families! We've always been a big read aloud family -- whether we're reading on the go (like these 50+ Free Read Aloud Books Online), enjoying stories before bed or gearing up for s...
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33 FREE Non-Candy Valentine Cards for Kids

Fun ideas for creative no-candy Valentine's Day cards & ideas for kids! Valentine's Day is right around the corner! For kids, there's always excitement about giving sentimental (or funny) cards to their friends & family.  We'...
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14 Unique DIY Valentine Box Ideas

14 Unique DIY Valentine Box Ideas

Fun ideas for unique Valentine Box Ideas that are the perfect to use as easy card holders for class parties! Sometimes I think it's the minor holidays that might put me under as a Mom! Take February for example -- why is it that EVERY set...
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Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt & Activities {free printable!}

Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt & Activities {free printable!}

Enjoy time together with this free printable Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt for kids and adults plus more fun activities for families to do together! Most people think of flowers and candy on Valentine's Day - but what kids really love is ...
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12 Must-Read Books for Black History Month

Enjoy these Must-Read picture books for Black History Month! February is Black History Month, a time celebrate the achievements of African Americans and learn about both the famous and not-as-well-known people who changed the face of histo...
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20 STEM Activities Inspired by Kids Movies

These STEM activities & science experiments paired with favorite kids movies are a great way to inspire learning!  I know a lot of families (including ours!) enjoy watching some of the new kids movies that come to theaters or shar...
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