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12345 Fit-Tastic! featured in Valentine's Day playbook for families

Valentine's Day isn't just for couples

You can deliver sweet somethings to every important person in your life. Here’s a plan for a perfectly playful V-Day for the whole family.

Create a sweet tweets jar. Decorate a mason jar for your child. On slips of paper, write adjectives or short sentences in 140 characters or less that describe traits you most appreciate, admire and love about him or her.

Hunt for Cupid’s treasure. Challenge your kids to a scavenger hunt. Give them clues on a trail of paper hearts or cupid cut-outs. One clue leads to the next until they find a Valentine’s Day surprise. Check online for scavenger hunt clue ideas.

Get those hearts pumping. Using a poster board, make a grid of nine different exercises (sit-ups, somersaults, jumping jacks, push-ups, etc). Players take turns tossing a beanbag (or other item) onto the grid. Then they roll the dice to see how many times to do the exercise their beanbag landed on. For more ideas, check out 12345 Fit-Tastic! on Pinterest, a healthy lifestyles initiative in collaboration with Children’s Mercy Hospitals.

See the complete list of ideas via KC Parent Magazine.

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