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!

18 Ocean STEM Activities for Kids

18 Ocean STEM Activities for Kids

Head under the sea with these cool ocean STEM activities & projects for kids! We're diving down deep today to explore ocean zones, marine animals and more with these amazing STEM ocean activities that are perfect for a little summer le...
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20 Printable Road Trip Games, Scavenger Hunts & Summer Activities for Kids

20 Printable Road Trip Games, Scavenger Hunts & Summer Activities for Kids

We're so excited about this Printable Activity Pack with TONS of fun summer activities for kids! And right now, you can get it at a special price (50% off) for a limited time!! Because it's never too early to start preparing for summer br...
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The Ultimate Cabin Trip Packing List: 50 Things to Bring

The Ultimate Cabin Trip Packing List: 50 Things to Bring

Grab a copy of this free printable cabin or camping packing list to help you organize your camping supplies, know what fun things to bring & out the door quicker for your next family camping adventure! As I've mentioned before, I don't...
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Under the Sea Aquarium Scavenger Hunt (free printable!)

Kids of all ages will LOVE this FREE printable Under the Sea Scavenger Hunt (that can be done online, with an ocean story book or on a visit to an aquarium!) We've had such a great response to our Scavenger Hunts for Kids that we also want...
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Ocean Layers for Kids: Science & Math Activity

Explore the world under the sea with this Ocean Layers Activity for Kids! We LOVE doing science projects about the ocean's zones and layers each summer!  It just seems like the right time to explore the big blue sea and learn a little...
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How Big is a Blue Whale? Outdoor Ocean STEM Activity

How Big is a Blue Whale? Outdoor Ocean STEM Activity

FUN ocean science for kids: draw & measure the size of a blue whale with this week's outdoor STEM activity! We are going under the sea to learn about whales with one of our fun Ocean STEM activities. Have you ever really wondered what...
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Red, White & Blue Scavenger Hunt (FREE printable!)

Enjoy this FREE printable Red, White and Blue Scavenger Hunt for the 4th of July or a fun summer game! Our newest Summer scavenger hunt idea is perfect for kids & adults -- and a fun activity to add to your Independence Day plans this ...
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Ocean Zones for Kids: Layers of the Sea Science Project

Ocean Zones for Kids: Layers of the Sea Science Project

Learn about oceans zones and layers of the sea with this hands-on animal habitat science project! Every summer, we seem to gravitate toward ocean science projects and learning about the various ocean layers and animals. My kids have alway...
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10 Terrific Road Trip Movies for Kids & Families

Awesome road trip movies for kids & families to watch on car rides or family movie night! We're continuing on with one of our "Best Movies for Kids & Families" lists today. Just in case you missed the previous posts, here are the ...
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4 Forest Animal Games (FREE printables!)

Kids of all ages will enjoy these forest animal games with FREE printables as an outdoor or indoor activity! Woodland animals are so intriguing to many kids - in fact, one of our most popular lists is the 10 Children's Books about Life in ...
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15 Fabulous Books about Forest Animals

Enjoy these gorgeous children's books about forest animals before heading out to explore the woods! Our kids and I have always loved forest animals -- probably because we live in the middle of the grassy plains ;) which is why we love read...
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25 Outdoor Summer Activities for Kids, Tweens & Teens

Enjoy these fabulous outdoor activities for kids this summer! Let's face it, no matter how much we'd LOVE for our kids to spend more time outside, sometimes it's an uphill battle -- especially if you don't have just the 'right' outdoor act...
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15 Printable Road Trip Activities & Travel Games

 The *NEW* printables are here -- road trip activities and travel games for kids and tweens!Summer has finally arrived and you know that that means?It’s Road Trip Season!!Yes, that’s totally a thing ;)We LOVE to get out and explore...
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Kids Books about Life in the Forest

Kids Books about Life in the Forest

Gorgeous children's books about the forest life and woodland animals! Summer and Fall are the perfect time to read these stories set in the woods & get out to explore! You don't need a large area at all -- even a small wooded area wi...
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20 FUN Things to do on a Summer Night

20 FUN Things to do on a Summer Night

Get outside and enjoy these easy & fun things to do on a Summer night! We love that summertime means a not-so-strict-bedtime schedule so we can get out and enjoy those long summer evenings!  Some of our favorite (and free!) summer...
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