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!

12 Days of Christmas Activities {with printables!}

12 Days of Christmas Activities {with printables!}

Customize your own 12 Days of Christmas countdown with these printable activities & done-for-you holiday planners! Is life too busy for the holiday traditions you love?   I know, December can just get SO crazy so fast and b...
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25+ Free Printable Christmas Games & Activities for Kids

A great collection of free printable Christmas games & activities to keep your kids entertained the whole month of December! The holiday season is upon us!  It's time to enjoy counting down the days to Christmas and finding ways t...
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25 Free Christmas Books Online & Read Aloud Stories for the Holidays

A wonderful list of FREE read aloud books online for Christmas and winter holidays is sure to inspire holiday reading!  One of our most loved and read posts is Finding Free Kids Books Online -- so I thought we should create a special ...
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Where to Send Your Letter to Santa (& how to get a letter back!)

Where to Send Your Letter to Santa (& how to get a letter back!)

How to mail a letter to Santa and get one back! It's that time of the year when I'm sure someone in your house wants to talk to Santa. Maybe it's your 4-year-old who wants to ask Santa about his favorite cookies. Or the somewhat doubtin...
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40 Totally Useful Stocking Stuffers for Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens & Teens

40 creative & useful stocking stuffer ideas for preschoolers, big kids, tweens & teenagers! The art of the filling a stocking --- it's a fine balance to be one of Santa's helpers, isn't it?!  The goal is to turn an empty Chri...
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25 Christmas Countdown Ideas & Advent Calendar Activities

25 Christmas Countdown Ideas & Advent Calendar Activities

25 Christmas Countdown Ideas and activities perfect for toddlers, kids, teens and family! I don't know about you but once December 1st rolls around, my kids turn into math wizards -- they are able to let you know at a moments notice how ma...
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15 Best Children's Magazines for Toddlers, Kids & Tweens

15 Best Children's Magazines for Toddlers, Kids & Tweens

A guide to the 15 best Children's Magazines for toddlers, preschoolers, big kids & tweens! When my kids were young, I loved to take them to the library.  We would search the shelves for our favorite books and attend storytime ses...
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12 Christmas Minute to Win It Games for Kids and Adults

12 Christmas Minute to Win It Games for Kids and Adults

We're pulling together some fun  "Minute to Win It" Christmas games for kids and adults this year as part of our family activities & slow down and enjoy the holidays together goal! Since we'll have LOTS of family in town, we need ...
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25 Thanksgiving Books for Kids & Reading Challenge {w/free printable!}

Fun Thanksgiving books for kids that will inspire more reading this month! It's less than two weeks until Thanksgiving! For my husband, that means turkey :) For me, it means an extra piece of pie! And for the kids, it means time off fro...
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10 Printable Thanksgiving Games for Kids & Adults

  Kids, teens and adults will enjoy these FUN printable Thanksgiving Games -- perfect for holiday gatherings! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and one of our most visited posts is the 27 Printable Thanksgiving Games & Acti...
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Thanksgiving Game: Photo Scavenger Hunt on Your Smartphone {w/free printable!}

Print this free Thanksgiving Photo Scavenger Hunt that you play on your smartphone and get the whole family involved in showing why they are thankful this year! Thankfulness is a hard concept for kids to grasp -- even older kids! We ...
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10 Thanksgiving Books for Kids about Gratitude & Traditions

These wonderful Thanksgiving books for kids share about gratitude, traditions, being thankful & family! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays -- a time to celebrate what we're thankful for and remember how our country began. ...
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Family Conversation Starters with FREE printable cards!

Help kids to learn gratitude and life skills words with these Family Conversation Starter cards (with FREE printables!) that focus on words related to life lessons & the holidays!  As we enter the holiday season, I always find mys...
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100+ Printable Advent Calendar Ideas & Christmas Countdown Activities

100+ Printable Advent Calendar Ideas & Christmas Countdown Activities

  TONS of Advent calendar activities & ideas for your Christmas countdown that help you focus on making memories this season!   Every year, I promise myself that I won't get overwhelmed with the busyness of the season. &nb...
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40 FREE Printable Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for Kids & Adults

With the new coloring craze, I thought it would be a great idea to have a set of free Thanksgiving coloring pages to print all ready for the Thanksgiving table!  Since both kids and adults alike enjoy this activity, it's a wonderful w...
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