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Valentine's Day Ideas for Kids

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    Cozy up on the couch. Bring out the pillows and blankets, and get comfy for a V-Day favorite, like A Charlie Brown Valentine, or a sweet Disney classic, like Lady and the Tramp.

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    Add a splash of color

    Deck out your dining room in red, white, and pink with streamers and heart-shaped place mats made from construction paper. Heck, go ahead and decorate yourselves with temporary heart tattoos from

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    Eat in Cupid's kitchen

    Put a twist on dinner with a Cupid-inspired menu. Serve a Slice of Heaven (pizza) and In the Clouds (a root-beer float) for dessert.

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    Create a house of hearts

    Hide a few construction-paper hearts all over the house for the kids to find, suggests Kim Stoegbauer, a children's party designer and blogger with The one who finds the most wins a special V-day treat, like a new book.

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    Say “I love you.” 

    Go around the table and have everyone share five reasons they love each member of the family, or have them write down their lists beforehand and pass them out at dinner. (Help smaller children with this.) Download free love notes at