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!

The Wonderful Stories of Jan Brett

It's time for our Kid's Virtual Bookclub again -- and December's featured author will be the AMAZING Jan Brett! I'm sure you're familiar with at least one of her many books.  She has authored and illustrated more than 30 beautiful sto...
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5 Amazing Ways to Use Kids' Artwork for the Holidays

Not sure what to do with all the Christmas projects and winter crafts in your house?  Try these ideas!If there's one thing we have a lot of in our house, it's kids' artwork! They are always making such cool projects at school and ...
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Top Toys for Curious Kids

 Are you looking for gift ideas for a curious kid?  You know, a child who loves to ask 'why', takes things apart to see how they work and is always wondering about something?I LOVE curious kids!  And shopping for them can be ...
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16 Favorite Christmas Traditions and Picture Books to Read for Each

Pair each of your favorite Christmas Traditions with a special book and enjoy these special stories during the holiday season!The holiday season is the perfect for for traditions such as Christmas countdowns and special family activities.&n...
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Getting Kids Involved in Giving to Others this Holiday Season

    I'm thrilled to be co-hosting a blog hop with a dozen local bloggers who are all sharing some wonderful ways to help others this holiday season.    We're sharing ideas for everyone -- young or old, individual or ...
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7 Gift Ideas for Kids that Inspire Creativity

 Not sure what to get the kids (your kids, nieces, nephews or grandkids) this year?  Skip the electronics and go for a classic gift that will inspire them to be creative.  Don't be afraid to veer off their wish list -- kid...
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14 Creative Ways to Keep Kids Busy on Thanksgiving

A list of FUN things for kids to do on Thanksgiving Day! So, you’ve got the turkey ordered, your guest list is all set and you know what you’re making for dessert.  But have you thought about Thanksgiving Day activities for your ...
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Kids November Book Club: Tomie dePaola

    Next week, we will feature some fun activities, crafts and cool ideas for the monthly Online Kids Book Club.    If you missed last month's feature, you can still learn about the Family Conversation Jar and Octobe...
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5 Things I Want My Kids to Love (and Learn) in November

  I love the month of November!    I know that most kids think it’s just the time between Halloween and the beginning of the holiday season, but for me it’s a great time to be thankful for a number of things.  &n...
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Finding Jingle Bells: An Alternative to Elf on a Shelf

Looking for an alternative to Elf on the Shelf? Try Searching for Jingle Bells hidden by elves!I am always looking for ways to make things a little less hectic during the holidays – because I really don’t need one more thing to rem...
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What Will You Do With an Extra Hour?

  "Fall back" is this Saturday -- yep, daylight savings time.    I was recently thinking it would be great to have some extra time; and then I realized, we get an extra hour this weekend!...
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Kids Co-op: Halloween Fun!

    Can you believe it's less than a week until Halloween!?! We are hunting down some costume accessories, prepping the porch for trick-or-treaters and trying to decide which fun event we'll attend this weekend....
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DIY Super-Easy Last Minute Costumes for Kids

  Halloween's almost here and the kids still aren't sure what they want to be that day?!?  Not to worry - here are a few SUPER EASY & super cute ideas for inexpensive costumes!  ...
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Outdoor Play with Pumpkins & Leaves

What do you do when the rain spoils your plans? We were all set to visit the pumpkin patch last week and what happens -- rain!  Twice!! ...
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Have a Creative Autumn Giveaway

  I am so excited to share a wonderful giveaway with you to celebrate Autumn!  You can win a copy of this amazing book -- The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons & Holidays with Family Arts and Crafts -- and use it for a fu...
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