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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20 Easter Games and Activities (with FREE printables!)

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12 Awesome Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

12 Awesome Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

These indoor and outdoor Easter Egg Hunt ideas are sure to please kids of all ages (toddlers, preschoolers, big kids, tweens & teens) -- heck, even adults will enjoy a few of these! I grew up in Central New York which means that snow &...
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Easter Egg Hunt Clues {with free printable!}

  Enjoy this Easter Egg Hunt with free printable clues for an Easter scavenger hunt that can be used in any home! When I was younger, Easter was a big family holiday for us -- lots of people over to the house, a HUGE family dinner an...
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Backyard Scavenger Hunt (w/FREE printable!)

Get kids outside with this FREE printable Backyard Scavenger Hunt that can be done in any yard, from your patio or balcony or around the neighborhood! When you've got kids, you know outdoor time is a must!  We are always looking for e...
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9 Totally NOT Boring History Movies for Kids

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12 Easy Science Experiments to Do at Home

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50 Fun Things to Do at Home with Kids

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Outdoor Easter Egg Hunt with Printable Clues

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St Patrick's Day Photo Scavenger Hunt {FREE printable!}

St Patrick's Day Photo Scavenger Hunt {FREE printable!}

Grab a copy of this printable St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt list and challenge your kids to find their 'pot o' gold'! Almost anyone will tell you that you don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day (and that you should be sur...
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How to Make a Barometer: DIY Science Project

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9 Plant Activities & Garden STEM Projects

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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!

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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