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!

If Your Child Breaks a Bone

  This is one of those posts that, as a parent, I hope you never have to use.  I hope you can file it away on a Pinterest board or in a favorites menu and never have to use it.  In all honesty, I wish I didn't have to write ...
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The Weekly Kids Co-op

Welcome to the Weekly Kids Co-op, a great place to find kids activities!  Check out all the new ideas that get listed - nature, play, crafts and book fun.  If you're looking for some fun & new ideas -- stay a browse a while!...
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10 Ways to Connect with Kids in 15 Minutes or Less

  School is starting again which means less family time during the week.  Somtimes it's hard to get kids to talk about their day, or just talk in general!   Try one of these ideas for sparking a conversation and connecting ...
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5 Great Ways to Get Involved at Your Child's School

It's back to school time!  It's always a mix of feelings at this time of year -- excitment for new classes and seeing friends again, adjustment to school bedtimes and schedules, and a little mourning for the carefree days of summer.&...
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Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Science

Kids seem to always be asking questions -- How many stars are in the sky?  Why is the weather so hot?  How do animals know what to do when it gets cold outside?    Believe it or not, even young children are able to ...
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The Weekly Kids Co-op: On the Road

We're heading out on vacation soon and I'm pulling together the fun things that we'll need for the trip.  If you're taking a road trip too, here's a few fun ideas:...
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Hosting a Kid-friendly Olympic Themed Party

The Olympics are fun for everyone to watch - kids included - so why not have an Olympic-themed party this summer!Thanks to Angie, a great mom & party planner, here's a great way to get your kids more involved during the Olympic Games wi...
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Are You Raising Curious Kids?

  Are you raising curious kids?  You know, kids who love to ask questions, search for the answers and learn new things?  If so, BRAVO! Curious kids are the result of 'thinking families' -- You must be a 'thinking' family! ...
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5 Easy Ideas for Making Your Home More Kid-Friendly

  As kids grow up, it's important for them to have their own spaces. This will help them to learn some reponsibility with regards to taking care of their things, be able to become independent and feel that they are contributing to th...
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Kiwi Crate: Kid's Science & Crafts Projects

  My daughter was so excited when we got our first 'little green box' in the mail!  I told her that we were going to do some science today (which she loves) but when she saw that our day would also include painting, crafts and ti...
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The Weekly Kids Co-op: Ideas for Summer Fun

Welcome back to the Weekly Kids Co-op! Last week, there were more than 150 activities and ideas shared - so many fun things to do in the summer. Here are a few of the amazing posts that remind me of what 'summer fun' means to kids:...
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Welcome to the Weekly Kid's Co-op!

I'm very excited to be one of the hosts for the Weekly Kid's Co-op this week!  Amazing bloggers from around the world link up their kids activity and project posts so they are all in one convenient place for you to find - yea!  We've got ...
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Great Kids Books about London

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are less than a month away!  So many families spend time together watching the events and learning about the Olympics and the host country.  This year, the Olympics will be hosted in London - I wonder...
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23 Ideas for Frozen Fun this Summer

It seems that the summer heat is settling in for a while - and everyone knows that hot kids are not happy kids!  Here's some fun 'frozen' ideas to beat the heat with ice, cold snacks and cool activities....
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Finding Free Kids Books Online

   Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter for all our latest finds!!   We're heading out for summer vacation soon and I asked my daughter what she wants to bring in her suitcase - her 'very important items' include a swims...
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