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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50+ FREE Scavenger Hunts for Kids {with printable lists}

A list of more than 50 free printable scavenger hunts for kids that can be used all year long -- great activities for indoor & outdoor fun! I love a good scavenger hunt for kids!! You might think it's because scavenger hunts can be a g...
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Leaf Rubbing Activity: Art & Science Project

Leaf Rubbing Activity: Art & Science Project

Easy leaf rubbing activity - part art and part science, kids of all ages will enjoy learning how to do leaf rubbings and get a peek into the parts of a leaf! Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated by the idea of being able to lay a lea...
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Exploring the 5 Senses: Science Experiment for Kids

Try this easy 5 senses science experiment with kids - a quick and easy activity to do in the kitchen! One of our favorite science activities has been this Science of Sound Waves Experiment - it was an AWESOME way to explore how our hearing...
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24 Best Back-to-School Books: Preschool thru Middle School

Great back to school books for preschool, elementary or middle school kids! I know many kids have mixed feelings about starting a new school year -- some are a little anxious about heading back to school and moving up a grade. As a paren...
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15 FUN Indoor Camping Activities for Kids

FUN Indoor Camping activities for kids - great ideas for bad weather days! When I mentioned in our Family Camping Adventures post that "I don't do tents", I guess I should have been more specific. I'm not a big tent fan if we're staying ...
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How Do Leaves Breathe? A Simple Science Experiment for Kids

  How do plants breathe? Learn what trees & plants need with this easy (and super COOL!) outdoor science activity that makes the invisible visible! I just realized that we haven't shared many Simple Science Experiments lately. O...
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17 FUN Activities to Do at the Park

17 FUN Activities to Do at the Park

Try one or more of these fun things to do at the park with your family! Our family LOVES to visit different parks - there are SO many ideas for outdoor activities & games to play at a park near you. Today, we're partnering with the Na...
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50+ Fall Theme Preschool & Early Elementary Activities

Incorporate favorite Fall themed activities for preschool, kindergarten & elementary kids to inspire learning and exploration this Autumn! Kids can have very definite likes and desires when it comes to acquiring new knowledge even at a...
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Garden Scavenger Hunt (w/FREE printable!)

Grab this *NEW* printable Garden Scavenger Hunt and get outside to explore the garden! While most people think of gardening as something that happens in the spring (when we get all those plants in the ground), I really love gardening in th...
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7 Things to Do Before School Starts

Great tips on things to do before the first day of school + back to school ideas for parents & kids! I'm sure you heard a few groans as you flipped the calendar to August. School will be starting soon for many of us! We've started ou...
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35 Free Back to School Printables

These FREE back to school printables for parents & kids are perfect to use this month (and during the new school year) as your kids get ready for that first day of school! Our kids here begin school next week (yikes!).  It's hard...
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The Ultimate Back to School Checklist {with free printable!}

The Ultimate Back to School Checklist {with free printable!}

A FREE back to school checklist for parents to help cover all the obvious and obscure things that need to be done before your kids head back to class! There are always SO MANY things to get done before school begins, aren't there?! Sh...
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40 Outdoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printables!}

40 Outdoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printables!}

Inspire your kids with these awesome outdoor scavenger hunts (many with free printables!) Scavenger hunts with kids are some of our favorite outdoor activities (as you may have guessed :)  They can be done together, as an independent ...
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Family Camping Activities in Your Own Backyard

Fun backyard camping activities for kids and families to try at home! Planning to camp-out with the kids?  A backyard camp-out might be the perfect start for your family! Why the backyard? It's a great place to 'test the waters' when...
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DIY Sundial for Kids

Learn how to build a sundial -- a great STEM activity for kids! For years I've been saying that it would be cool to have a sundial in the yard! First, I operate by 'sundial' time more than by a clock -- you know, the "it's just about the ...
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