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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9 Totally NOT Boring History Movies for Kids

Inspire kids to learn about the past with these great history movies that are perfect to us in the classroom or at home! In last week's kids' feature films list, we featured 12 Inspring Science Movies about Inventors -- this week, we're fo...
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30 Animal Life Cycle Project Ideas & Activities

Explore these animal life cycle project ideas and activities that are perfect for preschool and elementary age kids! Did you catch our post on Animal Habitat Project Ideas and Science Activiites? Kids just love to explore all the places t...
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3D Water Cycle Science Project for Kids

3D Water Cycle Science Project for Kids

Explore science with this 3D Water Cycle science project built with LEGOs®! I love taking a not-so-easy-to-explain topic like The Water Cycle and turning it into a hands-on learning activity where you can see your child's eyes light up as...
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40 Animal Habitats Project Ideas & Science Activities

The topic for this week's Dr. Seuss science activities for kids is animal habitat crafts, activities & project ideas! Diving in to learning about where animals live -- like our recent layers of the ocean zones project for kids  --...
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Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt Ideas {w/printable clues!}

  Make February memorable with these fun & easy Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt ideas for kids! Our original Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt sends kids & families outdoors to look for love together. I love this activity but al...
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12 Inspiring Science Movies for Kids

Movies about science & inventors is the focus of this week's kids' movie list! There are a number of wonderful films that will inspire children to tinker and create new things -- check out these 20 kids movies that inspired science and...
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12 Must-Read Books for Black History Month

Enjoy these Must-Read picture books for Black History Month! February is Black History Month, a time celebrate the achievements of African Americans and learn about both the famous and not-as-well-known people who changed the face of histo...
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14 Unique DIY Valentine Box Ideas

14 Unique DIY Valentine Box Ideas

Fun ideas for unique DIY Valentine Box Ideas that are the perfect to use as card holders for class parties! Sometimes I think it's the minor holidays that might put me under as a Mom! Take February for example -- why is it that EVERY set ...
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Celebrate Chinese New Year: Exploring Chinese Culture

Celebrate Chinese New Year and explore Chinese culture with these wonderful books and activiites! Wouldn't it be wonderful to travel the world?  To be able to visit beautiful places and experience new cultures would be amazing! But ...
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Refraction of Light Experiment: Easy Science for Kids

Learn about refraction of light with this easy science experiment that can be done at home or in the classroom. Our easy science experiments are back and this week, we're adding a touch of 'magic'! In my experience, you can AMAZE kids wit...
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25 Best Children's Books Made into Movies

A list of favorite children's books made into movies -- perfect for family movie nights, classroom activities and read aloud sessions! I've often used (and recommended) the technique of pairing books with a movie or activity (have you seen...
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17 Dr. Seuss & Cat in the Hat Games {free printables!}

Enjoy these creative Dr. Seuss & Cat in the Hat games with your kids and inspire a love of reading! There's nothing like a game to encourage a child to pick up a book!  And some of the best books that lend themselves to being tur...
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12 Multicultural STEM Books for Kids

Enjoy these multicultural STEM picture books that are perfect for preschool and elementary girls & boys who love to tinker, create, invent and engineer! This week, we're celebrating Multiculural Children's Book Day (MCBD) with an aweso...
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Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt & Activities {free printable!}

Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt & Activities {free printable!}

Enjoy time together with this free printable Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt for kids and adults plus more fun activities for families to do together! Most people think of flowers and candy on Valentine's Day - but what kids really love is ...
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Dr. Seuss Activities: Wacky Wednesday Ideas, Zoo Game & Idioms

Dr. Seuss Activities: Wacky Wednesday Ideas, Zoo Game & Idioms

Enjoy these Dr. Seuss games & activities: Wacky Wednesday ideas, "If I Ran the Zoo" Printable Game and learning about idioms. I'm sure you're familiar with at least a few Dr. Suess stories -- maybe your a fan of "The Cat in the Hat" o...
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