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 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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12 Christmas Minute to Win It Games for Kids and Adults

12 Christmas Minute to Win It Games for Kids and Adults

Wondering how to make a Christmas party fun? Try these easy "Minute to Win It" Christmas games for kids, teens and adults -- fun to do at home or for parties and so easy to set up -- like this "What's in the Stocking" Christmas Minute to Wi...
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25 Nature-themed Christmas Books & Activities

Enjoy these Christmas-themed nature books and winter play activities! Christmas is a wonderful time to invite nature into the house! We love creating & crafting with natural items during the holidays -- they're not only free but plent...
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14 Christmas Websites & Online Christmas Activities

Enjoy these fun Christmas websites & online educational games for kids in December and over winter break! It's nice to have some go-to websites when kids ask "Can I have some computer time?" -- I really don't like them just searching G...
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15 Outdoor & Nature Gift Ideas for Kids

Creative ideas for nature and outdoor gifts for kids! The holidays are coming and we want you to be able to spend more time relaxing than shopping.  Wouldn't that be nice -- feet up, fire going, warm cup of tea & a cookie (or ...
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25 Free Christmas Books Online & Read Aloud Stories for the Holidays

A wonderful list of FREE read aloud books online for Christmas and winter holidays is sure to inspire holiday reading!  One of our most loved and read posts is Finding Free Kids Books Online -- so I thought we should create a special ...
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100 Advent Calendar Activities and Ideas {free printables!}

100 Advent Calendar Activities and Ideas {free printables!}

Use this free printable set of Advent Calendar ideas & activities to inspire time together for a Christmas Countdown with your kids! One of my favorite memories from childhood was our Advent Activities!  It was a Christmas traditi...
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Free Printable Advent Calendar Numbers

Count down the days to Christmas with these Free printable Advent Calendar Numbers! This is the time of year when so many families are thinking about fun Advent Activity Ideas and Christmas countdowns.  While we've shared a number of ...
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100+ Printable Advent Calendar Ideas & Christmas Countdown Activities

100+ Printable Advent Calendar Ideas & Christmas Countdown Activities

  TONS of printable Advent calendar activities & ideas for your Christmas countdown that help you focus on making memories this season! In November, I start intentionally  thinking about what I want for our family durin...
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FREE Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for Adults and Kids

Enjoy these free printable Thanksgiving Coloring pages for all ages - kids, tweens, teens and adults! We love having multi-generational activities available at family gatherings (like these printable Thanksgiving Games for all ages!) and T...
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10 Thanksgiving Books for Kids about Gratitude & Traditions

A great list of Thanksgiving books about being thankful & funny Thanksgiving stories! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays -- a time to talk about gratitude (try these free printable Family Conversation Starters that focus on gr...
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Gratitude Scavenger Hunt (with FREE printable!)

Print off the FREE Gratitude Scavenger Hunt and show why you're thankful this year! I always like to include fun activities in November that focus on family, connections and thankfulness (like the Thanksgiving "What's on Your Phone?!" scav...
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Thanksgiving Day Parade Scavenger Hunt (FREE printable!)

This FREE printable Thanksgiving Parade scavenger hunt - a fun family activity for Thanksgiving morning! We love to have fun things to do on Thanksgiving Day -- like these FREE Thanksgiving coloring pages for kids and adults.   One o...
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25 Christmas Countdown Ideas & Advent Calendar Activities

25 Christmas Countdown Ideas & Advent Calendar Activities

25 Christmas Countdown Ideas and activities perfect for toddlers, kids, teens and family! I don't know about you but once December 1st rolls around, my kids turn into math wizards -- they are able to let you know at a moments notice how ma...
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40 FREE Printable Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for Kids & Adults

Kids, tweens, teens and adults will LOVE these 40+ free Thanksgiving coloring pages that are perfect for the Thanksgiving table!  I love to have coloring sheets on hand like these free printable Thanksgiving Coloring pages for adults ...
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