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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10 Classic Winter Books for Kids

Grab a cup of cocoa and enjoy a few of these classic Winter books for kids this week! I don't know about you but one of the first things that comes to my mind when winter hits is cuddling up under the blankets with a good book or two. ...
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12 New Year's Eve Games & Activities (w/free printables!)

These free printable New Year's Eve games, activities and party ideas are the perfect way to bring in 2021! It's hard to believe another year has come and gone already, isn't it?! And now it's time for some fun New Year's Eve activities fo...
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New Year's Eve Countdown Activities (with printable!)

  Enjoy these New Year's Eve Countdown Activities -- a great way to ring in 2021 with your family! A fun way to spend New Year's Eve at home is to host an hourly New Year's Eve countdown with your kids.  This is a great family t...
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Winter Science Experiments: How Much Water is in Snow?

Winter Science Experiments: How Much Water is in Snow?

  Winter is the perfect time for some simple science experiments -- find out how much water is in snow! My family will tell you that I'm an amateur weather buff -- I like to observe what Mother Nature dishes out to us.  Toss in...
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33 Fun Things to Do in Winter: Indoor & Outdoor Activities for Kids

Get inspired with this list of 33 Fun Things to do in the Winter -- indoor & outside activities plus fun things to do with or without snow! It's always great to have some creative ideas for keeping kids entertained during bad weather mo...
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FREE Winter Scavenger Hunt (with printable list!)

FREE Winter Scavenger Hunt (with printable list!)

Grab this free printable Winter Scavenger Hunt list and get outside & hunt down clues to explore seasonal changes in nature! My kids will be the first to tell you that no matter the weather, we get some outdoor time every day. It's de...
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Christmas Scavenger Hunts w/FREE printables

 Enjoy the holidays with these FREE Christmas Scavenger Hunt Ideas! I'm always looking for some fun and easy ways to keep kids busy during the weeks leading up to Christmas.  We love to do things like this free printable Christma...
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Christmas Minute to Win It Games: What's in the Stocking?

It's the holidays which means time for some Christmas Minute to Win it games! Like our previous 12 Minute to Win It Games for Christmas, this one is easy to set up and fun for all ages! Today's game is called "What's in the Stocking?...
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20 Printable Christmas Games and Activities

Enjoy these fun printable Christmas Games and Activities over the holidays! Christmas is right around the corner -- and while that means a busier schedule for all us parents, it also means days off and more open time for kids -- it's also ...
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Christmas Charades Game & Pictionary Words {printable cards!}

  Have some fun this holiday with this Christmas Charades Game & Pictionary Word Cards! There are SO many opportunities for fun during the holiday season -- family gatherings, classroom parties, winter break days when the kids ar...
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Christmas Scavenger Hunt (with FREE printable!)

Enjoy our *newest* FREE printable -- a Christmas Scavenger Hunt that's perfect for all ages! While we have more than 50 free scavenger hunts on the site, this might be one of my favorites!  Not because it's a Christmas-themed hunt (a...
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Christmas Minute to Win It Games: What's the Lyrics?

Race to see who can win this *NEW* Christmas Minute to Win it Game -- What's the Lyrics? -- kids, teens and adults work to put the words from two favorite holiday carols in order! We love to have some fun Minute to Win It Games for Christm...
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25+ Free Printable Christmas Games & Activities for Kids

A great collection of free printable Christmas games & activities to keep your kids entertained the whole month of December! The holiday season is upon us!  And it's time to play a few free printable Christmas games together! It'...
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30 Christmas Science Experiments & STEM Activities

30 Christmas Science Experiments & STEM Activities

Inspire some holiday learning with these awesome Christmas science experiments & STEM activities! Christmas is my favorite time of year!  Time to relax with family, enjoy some Christmas games & even squeeze in some holiday lear...
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How to Send A Letter to Santa (& how to get a letter back!)

How to Send A Letter to Santa (& how to get a letter back!)

How to mail a letter to Santa and get one back! It's that time of the year when I'm sure someone in your house wants to talk to Santa, St. Nick, Papa Noel (have you seen our FREE printable What's Santa's Name Game?!!) Maybe your 4-year-ol...
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