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The Best Valentine’s Day Movies for Kids
As you scroll through the suggestions on the list you will notice some traditional films that we all grew up watching in addition to new movies.
My goal was to provide a varied list that covers themes such as family, friendship and love – and were appropriate for kids.
Just a heads up – These are movies that I have deemed appropriate for my own family. Before viewing please read the ratings and watch the trailers to determine if you would like the show them in your own home.
"For parents looking for a clean and fun movie, without compromising your moral values- this one is great! It is so refreshing to be able to watch something with my young kids and not have to cover their eyes, sensor, or have to explain a borderline joke or line in the movie."
This tale of a grumpy widower and stranded boy scout who set off on an adventure (that wasn't exactly planned) is a funny and heart-warming tale. Kids will love the silly antics and adults will get teary-eyed at the sentimental moments and the love that lasts even after someone is gone.
Don't worry...there's no sad ending here (unlike the original by a similar name) If you want to watch a fun movie about the blue gnomes vs. the red gnomes and how love can conquer even the worst family squabbles, then you are going to love this one....especially if you like Elton John music.
One of Common Sense Media's "Top Picks for Families" this updated version is definitely a little scarier than the original animated version (so if you have younger kids definitely go with that one). Through the well known plot of this tale kids can learn about compassion, empathy and strength of character.
"Pampered" Lady runs away and meets up with a "Tramp" from the other side of the tracks. Their romantic adventure is combined with memorable songs and sweet characters that have made this a family favorite for year.
A protective father is caught of guard by the sudden engagement of his little girl. The movie does a great job of conveying the special bond between the father-daughter duo while keeping you laughing at all of the wedding planning and day of antics.
A movie with clear positive messages about choosing kindness, appreciating everyone for who they are (rather than what they look like), and true friendship; empathy and perseverance are also strong themes.
Jim (Joel Edgerton) and Cindy Green (Jennifer Garner) are deeply in love and planning to start a family in Stanleyville when, one night during a thunderous storm, a young boy named Timothy (CJ Adams) comes knocking at their door.
This delightful remake is great for the entire family. Twin sisters who were separated and birth meet each other at summer camp and decide to try to get their parents back together. Funny with a happy ending.
Little girls who meet at camp and realize they are identical to each other decide to trade lives to see how it is to live an opposite lifestyle. Of course, they decide to make a plan to get their parent together.
Your family will love this romantic comedy full of catchy musical numbers. Of course the evil stepmother will try to do anything to protect her place on the throne, which includes making her best effort to prevent him from marrying his true love.
Recommended for ages 7+
I would love to know if you have a favorite family-friendly Valentine’s Day movie that I missed. If so, be sure to comment below!
Lauren Tingley is a formerly stressed out, working teacher-mom of two who tried to "do it all" and ended up losing herself in the process. Determined to find joy in modern motherhood she discovered simplifying was the answer. Now she shares her tips for fun family activities, minimalist homemaking and simple parenting advice on Simply Well Balanced for families looking to create more balance in their homes. Lauren's ideas and advice has been shared by Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping and Women's First.Read more about me! Or follow me on Pinterest or Instagram
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