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!

Science at the Beach & More Kids Activities

Explore a little science at the beach with these fun activities! A day at the beach is what summer dreams are made of when you're a kid -- sandcastles, seashells and splashing in the waves.  But there's also quite a bit of learning tha...
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Ice & Water Activities for Hot Summer Days

We know it's coming -- the heat of summer is creeping in and soon we will all be seeking out the comforts of shade and air-conditioning.  For the kids, they would much rather run under a sprinkler or enjoy some 'cool' water play! ...
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The Ultimate Road Trip Guide for Families -- Packing Tips & Why Getting There is Half the Fun

Great ideas for packing the car, side trips and road trip activities with kids!When we got married, my husband and I moved half-way across the country and away from every relative we had.  It was hard the first few years to not have al...
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Kids Books that Celebrate Fireworks, the Flag and July 4th

Each summer, our kids look forward to seeing fireworks on July 4th.  We have a great spot where we are able to view firework displays for 3 locations and my daughter's favorite part is sitting on the top of the car to see them. July ...
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Vacation Craft for Kids: Travel Buckets & Bags

Vacation Craft for Kids: Travel Buckets & Bags

It's summertime, which for many families also means traveling so it's time for some awesome road trip activities that will keep the kids busy on those long trips! We are a big traveling family -- for as long as I can remember, we've taken a...
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Map Activities for Kids & Summer Reading

We're having some fun with maps this summer!  I love using maps as a learning tool with the kids.  Maps help teach geography, directions, reading skills and so much more. Previously, I shared Why Every Home Needs a Map - 7 Fun Wa...
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Family Friendly Zoo Visits

One of the most popular attractions for families is the zoo.  I'm not sure if it's all the curiosity that we have about animal behavior or the fact that most of our kids act like animals so we think they'll feel at home during their vi...
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Playgrounds - Invitations to Play for PARENTS

Attention Parents:  What do you do when you see something like this?   Do you send your kids over to play and explore?  Or do you pick up a mallet and make some music?...
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For the Love of Non-fiction: Using Kids Books to Enhance Real Life Experiences

Welcome to the June Virtual Book Club for Kids!  Each month, we choose a different author and highlight their books along with some fun activities. And I'm so excited for this month's author because she is one of my favorite for kids ...
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Build It: Engineering Books & Resoures for Kids

If you have blocks, legos or anything that stacks in the house, I'm sure your child has tried to build something.  Playing around with engineering ideas and principles helps kids to better understand the world around them and how thing...
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Amazing Ideas for Creative Backyard Play this Summer

Try these backyard games & activities for awesome summer fun this year!We love spending time outdoors during the summer.Well, I LOVE to be outside no matter what!  Our kids really enjoy it as long as there's something fun to do.&nb...
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30 Life Skills Your Kids Can Master this Summer

Inspire your kids to get really, really good at something with this list of life skills kids can master!Summer’s here! Those run-barefoot-read-in-the-hammock-eat-popsicles-outside kind of days that kids just love.  But that does...
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7 Creative Ways to Share Art with Kids

There were some brilliant & creative ideas that were shared at our Discover & Explore Art and Museum Fun this past week.  One of the things I learned as I read the great posts was that there are many creative ways to introduce...
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16 Zoo Animal Books for Children

16 Zoo Animal Books for Children

Enjoy these wonderful picture & chapter books about zoo animals before your next visit!One of the most popular activities that I've seen on many summer bucket lists (including ours!) is a visit to the zoo! We can't wait to head out...
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Creating Your Own Dinosaur Dig & Learning about Paleontology

  Today we’re featuring our book/activity idea for the Poppins Book Nook, a monthly book club that introduces new books and hands-on fun for your kids.  This month’s theme is Dinosaurs and we’ll be connecting with a number...
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