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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21 Free Printable Halloween Games for Kids

Enjoy these free printable Halloween Games for kids this week. Only a few more weeks until Halloween, trick or treats, dressing up and bags of candy ;) Kids get so excited about holidays so I always like to round up some FREE & fun Ha...
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Halloween Charades Game {w/free printable cards!}

Both kids & adults with enjoy this Halloween Charades Game with free printable cards! Whether it's time for a family gathering, class party or just something fun to do on the weekend, we love quick & easy holiday-themed games. One...
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20 Alternative Halloween Treats (No Candy & Non Edible Ideas!)

Try some of these Trick or treat ideas instead of candy -- both non edible and alternative Halloween treats for kids! Let me tell you about the year I handed out pretzels for Halloween -- It's a HUGE family joke my kids bring up every year...
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20 Outdoor Autumn Science Activities

20 Fall science experiments and Autumn science activities for preschoolers, kindergarten & elementary age kids! I just LOVE Fall!  Especially getting outside to enjoy the weather -- which always leads me to think about a few fun ...
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20+ Fall & Halloween Games for Kids

20+ Fall & Halloween Games for Kids

Enjoy these fun indoor & outdoor Fall games for kids and adults - great for Autumn parties and Halloween fun! Seasonal games are a big hit in our house - especially Fun Fall games!  Playing charades, BINGO or heading out on a sca...
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Halloween Scavenger Hunt with FREE printable

Grab this free printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt game -  perfect for kids, tweens, teens & adults to scout out some of your favorite Halloween sights this month! There's nothing like a Fun Fall Scavenger Hunt to inspire some time...
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31 Free Halloween Printable Games & Activities

Enjoy these free printable Halloween games & activities -- we're including 31 so you can count down the days this month with one for each day in October! My kids are telling me that October begins next week (where the heck did Septembe...
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16 Classic Kids Books for Fall & Halloween

Browse these favorite classic Fall and Halloween books for kids - vintage stories that you'll remember reading as a child! I love sharing classic books with my kids, especially ones that I enjoyed as a child and Fall books are my favorites...
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Kids Books & Activities about Bats and the Moon

Use these wonderful books and activities about bats & the moon to explore nocturnal life near you! We love nighttime adventures!  It's like a whole new world when the moon shows up and nocturnal creatures start their evening esca...
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44 Fun Fall Activities for Kids (& Families!)

44 Fun Fall Activities for Kids (& Families!)

An awesomely HUGE list of FUN things to do this Fall for kids and families! It's Fall!  Time for all those favorite Autumn activities we all love to do -- and it's also a great opportunity to enjoy some time together as a family too!...
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Forest Scavenger Hunt {free printable!}

Enjoy this free printable Forest Scavenger Hunt - a perfect list for your next hiking adventure with kids! I'm one of those nature nerds who loves the forest -- whether it's storytime with fabulous books about forest animals or heading out...
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18 Leaf Science Experiments & Projects for Fall

Try a few of these easy Fall leaf science experiments, projects and activities using real leaves! Autumn is definately the season for some outdoor Fall science activities!  And you know me -- I'm all about EASY when it comes to projec...
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Leaves and Seeds: Nature Activities for Kids

Inspire kids to learn about tree seeds and leaves with these hands-on activities! Our Autumn theme for this week is Leaves & Seeds - like our other tree activities for kids, this one encourages kids to explore the individual parts of a...
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10 New Kids Books about Autumn

Enjoy these gorgeous new books about Fall & Autumn for kids! I love creating book lists and I think that some of my favorite are our Kids Books about the Fall & Autumn season! There's just something about the gorgeous colors, seas...
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12 Perfect Pumpkin Books for Kids

A dozen pumpkin books for kids that are perfect for Fall storytime and Autumn activities! Every Fall, we love to look at beautiful leaves, enjoy the cool weather and read books about PUMPKINS! The pumpkin patches in our area open this wee...
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