Sports Valentines Printables – Candy Free Valentine’s Day Ideas

Sports Valentine Printables for Soccer, Football, Baseball & Basketball

Dollar Tree is the best place for small, cheap toys, isn’t it? It’s a great place to shop for frugal valentine gifts, too. These little balls were in a package of three for $1, so I decided they’d make great sports valentines to give out in class (or in our case, to our son’s little playmates). 

If you can’t find these particular balls, you can find similar ones HERE.

I made one for soccer, football and baseball. I meant to make one for basketball, too, but I didn’t have a basketball graphic. Oops!

UPDATE: We now have a basketball version! While the characters are not the same, they’re still super cute. Basketball graphics are from GRAPHICS by JW Illustrations © JESSICAWEIBLE.COM.

UPDATE #2: You can now download these as a PDF. Click HERE to download! And we have another version of the football boy valentine, which you can download HERE.

Sports Valentines Free Printables

I thought it would be cute to wrap the balls in mesh netting. In fact, that’s what the balls came in, so I was able to use that bag to make wrappings for two of the balls. I got the netting for the football from an onion sack. I don’t recommend it… It smells like onions, but it will work in a pinch. You can purchase netting at most craft stores, or you can purchase cheap nets at the Dollar Tree too.

I made both boy and girl versions for each sport. The boy and girl figures came from PrettyGrafikDesign on Etsy.

Candy Free Valentine's Day Ideas

To download the pictures, click on them first for the largest versions, and save them to your computer by right clicking and choosing “Save As.”

When you print them, choose the 3×5 option. Uncheck the box that says “Fit to Frame” because that will distort the images. Print four per page. (See screenshot below for settings.) I printed these on regular paper at the best quality, and they turned out beautifully. But they’d also do well on card stock if you need sturdier bag toppers for your sports-related Valentine’s Day goodies.

Or you can just download the PDF file here: Sports Valentines PDF

Sports Valentines Free Printables Screenshot

And here they are. Cute, right? Which design is your favorite?
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50 thoughts on “Sports Valentines Printables – Candy Free Valentine’s Day Ideas”

  1. These are too darn adorable! I’ll be sure to print some out for my niece and nephew this year. Sharing on my Facebook as well! 🙂

  2. These are awesome! I’ve already been on the hunt for Valentine’s Day treats for my 1st grader’s class. I love working on them with him!

  3. What a great idea!! I am always looking for different Valentine’s for my son to give. The standard grocery store ones just aren’t nearly as fun as something like this. Thanks for posting.

  4. Kids will love these. I have to hit up the dollar store to see if they have the little sport’s balls. Thanks for the printable.

  5. oh my gosh, these are adorable. i know my son would love to get one of these, from me or any of his friends. throwing a ball is his deal right now, all day every day. thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. This is such a great idea! My 7 year old son would love these! Thanks so much for sharing these fantastic printables at What’d You Do This Weekend?, they will be one of my features this week! I hope you can join us again, the party starts Monday morning at 2am EST 🙂

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  14. You wouldn’t happen to have a basketball version as well, would you? I absolutely love these. I couldn’t find the balls at dollar tree and ordered some on amazon. It came with basketball as well, so I was curious if you had made any!!!

    • Aw, I didn’t! The clipart designer doesn’t have anything with basketballs, but I just found some characters with a similar look. I’ll put them together at the beginning of next week and will shoot you an email to let you know. 🙂 So glad you like them!

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  21. These couldn’t be more perfect! Showed them to my son & he is so excited to hand them out – great option for classrooms that don’t allow food or candy valentines. They were easy to print too – instructions were great. Thank you!

  22. Thank you so much for this printable!! I just made these for my son’s class. He is obsessed with all sports so they are perfect!!!!

  23. These are so sweet! I did a little editing to flip the To/From section so it was the same orientation as the picture, then printed them just as single-sided valentines. My 7-year-old loved that he could pick out the right sport and gender for each of his classmates.

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