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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Best Kids Books about Leaves & Leaf Hunts

Enjoy these gorgeous kids books about leaves -- perfect to pair with favorite Fall activities this Autumn or to take with you on a leaf scavenger hunt! One of the best things about Autumn (next to the pumpkin bread, of course) are the beau...
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14 Cozy Picture Books for Autumn

Gorgeous kids books about Fall and Autumn to cozy up with this season! I love fall - love, love, love it!  The cooler temps, beautiful colors and the smell of the air.  And one thing we really enjoy doing in Autumn is to move ou...
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Fall Leaf Scavenger Hunt Activity {with free printable worksheet!!}

Fall Leaf Scavenger Hunt Activity {with free printable worksheet!!}

Free Fall Leaf Scavenger Hunt printable to inspire kids to get outside, practice a little math and (most of all) enjoy the beauty of the season! Leaf hunt activities are second nature in Autumn!  Whether you're creating leaf rubbings...
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12 Apple Books & Activities for Kids

12 Apple Books & Activities for Kids

Favorite apple books and activities for kids: apple picking, cider mills and fun STEM ideas! Fall isn't just leaf season - it's also apple season!  Trees are blooming with ripe apples, ready for the picking.  Mills are pressing ...
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Fall Scavenger Hunt List {w/free printable!}

Enjoy a fun Fall Scavenger Hunt this week with this free printable list of clues! It's that time again -- leaves are changing, animals are preparing for winter and Mother Nature is showing off her true colors.  And there's no easier w...
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50 FREE Forest Animal Crafts & Activities

A wonderful collection of forest animal crafts and activities for kids! When I was a child, I can remember spending HOURS exploring the woods behind our house ( which is part of the inspiration for our forest animal books for kids!). My b...
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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! Fall is 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 will do -...
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Leaf Rubbings: Art & Science Activity for Kids

Leaf Rubbings: Art & Science Activity for Kids

Easy leaf rubbing project - part art and part science project as kids create a leaf collage & get a peek into the parts of a leaf! I have always loved making leaf rubbings!  Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated by this beau...
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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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Zoo Scavenger Hunt for Kids {free printable!}

Zoo Scavenger Hunt for Kids {free printable!}

Grab your Zoo Scavenger Hunt and enjoy your next visit with the animals! Does your family enjoy going to the zoo and watching the animals?  We love going to observe the animals and see their funny (and interesting) antics and activit...
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5 Awesome Activities at Nature Centers Near Me

5 Awesome Activities at Nature Centers Near Me

Tips on finding local nature centers and nature activities near you! When I first started to stay home with our kids full-time, I knew that we HAD to get out of the house each week. While I'll be the first to admit that there are so many ...
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Family friendly Fall Activities

40 FUN Fall Activities for Families

These 40 FUN Fall Activities for families will inspire you to connect & make memories together this season! Do you know what I love about the Fall and Halloween season?  There are SO many great Autumn activities for kids and adult...
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13 Fall Learning Themes for Preschool & Early Elementary Kids

Autumn is the the perfect time to incorporate favorite Fall themes for preschool, kindergarten & elementary kids to inspire learning and exploration! Kids can have very definite likes and desires when it comes to acquiring new knowledg...
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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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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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