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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Fall Scavenger Hunt List {w/free printable!}

Enjoy a fun Fall Scavenger Hunt this week with this free printable list of clues! It's that time again -- leaves are changing, animals are preparing for winter and Mother Nature is showing off her true colors.  And there's no easier w...
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14 Cozy Fall Stories for Kids

Gorgeous kids books about Fall and Autumn to cozy up with this season! I love fall - love, love, love it!  The cooler temps, beautiful colors and the smell of the air.  And one thing we really enjoy doing in Autumn is to move ou...
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Leaf Hunt Books & Leaf Activities for Kids

Enjoy these gorgeous kids books about leaves -- perfect to pair with favorite Fall activities this Autumn or to take with you on a leaf scavenger hunt! One of the best things about Autumn (next to the pumpkin bread, of course) are the beau...
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55+ Free Fall Printables Games & Activities

Enjoy these free Fall printable games activities for kids and adults! We love to get out and enjoy so many of the FUN Things for families to do in Fall but it can sure get busy during this time of year.  In order to have some quick &...
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18 Fall & Autumn Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printable}

  Awesome collection of Fall Scavenger Hunts for kids that will inspire you to get out & explore this Autumn! Do you know what I love most about Fall? Aside from the beautiful foliage, opportunities to get kids outside with...
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50+ FREE Scavenger Hunts for Kids {with printable lists}

A list of more than 50 free printable scavenger hunts for kids that can be used all year long -- great activities for indoor & outdoor fun! I love a good scavenger hunt for kids!! You might think it's because scavenger hunts can be a g...
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Leaf Rubbing Activity: Art & Science Project

Leaf Rubbing Activity: Art & Science Project

Easy leaf rubbing activity - part art and part science, kids of all ages will enjoy learning how to do leaf rubbings and get a peek into the parts of a leaf! Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated by the idea of being able to lay a lea...
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Exploring the 5 Senses: Science Experiment for Kids

Try this easy 5 senses science experiment with kids - a quick and easy activity to do in the kitchen! One of our favorite science activities has been this Science of Sound Waves Experiment - it was an AWESOME way to explore how our hearing...
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24 Best Back-to-School Books: Preschool thru Middle School

Great back to school books for preschool, elementary or middle school kids! I know many kids have mixed feelings about starting a new school year -- some are a little anxious about heading back to school and moving up a grade. As a paren...
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15 FUN Indoor Camping Activities for Kids

FUN Indoor Camping activities for kids - great ideas for bad weather days! When I mentioned in our Family Camping Adventures post that "I don't do tents", I guess I should have been more specific. I'm not a big tent fan if we're staying ...
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How Do Leaves Breathe? A Simple Science Experiment for Kids

How do plants breathe? Learn what trees & plants need with this easy (and super COOL!) outdoor science activity that makes the invisible visible! I just realized that we haven't shared many Simple Science Experiments lately. Our goal wi...
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17 FUN Activities to Do at the Park

17 FUN Activities to Do at the Park

Try one or more of these fun things to do at the park with your family! Our family LOVES to visit different parks - there are SO many ideas for outdoor activities & games to play at a park near you. Today, we're partnering with the Na...
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50+ Fall Theme Preschool & Early Elementary Activities

Incorporate favorite Fall themed activities for preschool, kindergarten & elementary kids to inspire learning and exploration this Autumn! Kids can have very definite likes and desires when it comes to acquiring new knowledge even at a...
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Garden Scavenger Hunt (w/FREE printable!)

Grab this *NEW* printable Garden Scavenger Hunt and get outside to explore the garden! While most people think of gardening as something that happens in the spring (when we get all those plants in the ground), I really love gardening in th...
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7 Things to Do Before School Starts

Great tips on things to do before the first day of school + back to school ideas for parents & kids! I'm sure you heard a few groans as you flipped the calendar to August. School will be starting soon for many of us! We've started ou...
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