About Us

Hi! I’m Jackie, the owner of Lesson Zest. Welcome!

A little about me: I live in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana with my 8-year-old daughter, Audrey. I moved to Bloomington to obtain my bachelor’s and master’s degrees (in journalism and then education) and I never left! I have been teaching kids in a variety of out-of-school capacities for over 20 years. My passion is finding fun and creative ways to teach kids. Hence, I created Lesson Zest!

Lesson Zest is an online activity planner designed for out-of-school programs and families.

As you know, kids learn while having fun and so we make ALL of our lessons FUN! We have a variety of lesson types: crafts, food, movement, experiments, STEM, and more. We have dozens of topics and hundreds of lessons, each of which include the following:

  • Full instructions
  • Photos and videos
  • Fun facts
  • Materials lists
  • Resource links
  • Difficulty and cost ratings
  • List of the Common Core Standards achieved in the lesson

Try us out for free by clicking the “10 Free Activities” button below. Let us know what you think!

Thanks and Happy Learning!


Sample Activity