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Homeschool ID Cards

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By: Andrea Dillon
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You have started homeschooling and have the basics covered, but what about identification? Do you have a homeschool ID card? Many homeschool families find that having a homeschool ID can help with many aspects of homeschooling. Read below to learn more about why you should have a homeschool teacher ID card and student ID cards and where to get them.


Why Have A Homeschool ID Card

Do you need an ID card? You can homeschool without one. Many families have before you, and I am sure many will after you. However, there are good reasons to have a homeschool teacher ID card and homeschool student ID cards.


Homeschool Discounts! 

Did you know that you can receive a discount at different stores and locations? We have a list of some of these locations on our Home Educators’ Discount page, but many places near you might offer educational discounts when you show your homeschool ID card. It never hurts to ask! 


Proof of Homeschooling 

If you need to show you are homeschooling, a homeschool ID might help with that. Not all places that ask for proof will count these, but it can make life easier for those that do! 


Photo ID 

There might be a few times where your younger homeschoolers need ID but don’t have a license yet. If you include a picture on your homeschool ID, some locations will use this as a photo ID.


For Fun

Having a homeschool ID can be just for fun. It is a keepsake of your homeschool year that your homeschoolers can look back fondly on and show to their friends. 



How To Get Free Homeschool ID Cards 

Depending on where and how you homeschool, getting a homeschool ID might be pretty straightforward. Some homeschool programs and support groups can provide homeschool teacher and student ID cards. So check with your homeschooling program and any homeschool support group, homeschool association, or umbrella school that you use. 

If those are not an option, don’t fret! You can make your homeschool teacher ID cards and homeschool student ID cards right from home. We have multiple ways you can do this right here on A2Z Homeschooling: 


  • Use this simple homeschool ID card editable document! 

Click the image to go to the Google Doc.  Click on File on the top left and then click download as a Microsoft Doc. To edit, upload the document to your google drive. Open the file. You can click on the card you want to edit and change names, colors, dates, and images via Google Drawing. Once you are satisfied, print!

Here is mine!












  • Use these Homeschool ID cards. 

Click the image below to print and assemble these quick and easy homeschool ID cards. 


Here is mine!










Don’t forget to make your homeschool ID cards more durable by printing them on cardstock paper and laminating them!



Additional Free Homeschool ID Cards Methods 

While the ID cards above work, you may want to get more creative and design your homeschool id cards. Use one of these free programs to get started. 


Big Huge Lads: Badge Maker 

Create a simple badge with your own images and colors with this basic badge maker. 

Canva I.D. Templates 

Canva offers many free I.D. templates that you can customize to meet your needs. You will need to create a free account to use this program. 

Homeschool Buyers Co-op

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op offers a free printable homeschool ID card for members. Sign up for free to create and print your homeschool ID card. For a small fee, you can also have your card professionally printed and mailed to you. 


Homeschool ID Cards To Buy

If you don’t want to make your card, there are places out there that will do all the work for you for a little bit of money.

Some places customize an entire package with different lanyards, covers, and IDs like Custom Lanyard, and some offer just the ID card like Quick ID Card, Office Depot, and Etsy. No matter what you are looking for, you will have the perfect homeschool ID created for you and your homeschoolers. 


Other Free Printables For Your Homeschool!

ID cards aren’t the only free printables we offer for homeschoolers. Check out these most used resources to help you in your homeschooling journey!

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