Free Homeschool ID Cards and Why you Need One

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Making your own free homeschool id cards allows you to take advantage of so many benefits like homeschool discounts, reduced pricing at special events, and more!

I’ve been a big fan of the Homeschool Buyers Club (formerly known as the Homeschool Buyers Co-Op) for a while now but, surprisingly, just recently realized that they offer members the opportunity to create their own homeschool id cards. Sweet!

SCREEEEEECH!!! I’m slamming on the brakes to let you know that, while Homeschool Buyers Club DID offer free homeschool id cards when this article was originally published in 2022, they no longer offer this perk for free. (it is now $7.95) Homeschool Planet, however, totally does offer free homeschool id cards! This post has been updated to provide accurate information for you!

Not only is it super easy to create homeschool ID cards through Homeschool Planet, but there’s also an option that allows you to create the cards for free.

Naming your Homeschool

When we were a homeschooling family in New Jersey, we were not required to select a name for our homeschool. Even now, as a homeschooling family in Georgia, we’re not required to name our “school.” Your state may be the same or your state may require you to provide a homeschool name when completing your homeschool requirements.

At the moment, every state in the United States has different homeschooling requirements but, if you are an established homeschooling family, you should know your state regulations regarding naming your homeschool.

Long story short, though…we still un-officially named our homeschool! To create your own free homeschool ID cards, you will need to provide a homeschool name so, if you don’t have one, feel free to get creative and create one!

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Homeschool ID Info

When creating your own homeschool id cards through the Homeschool Planet website, you’ll need to submit a few pieces of information:

  • Name (student or your name)
  • Year Range
  • Date of Birth
  • Phone Number (not included for kids)
  • Address (not included for kids)
  • Photo

In addition to the personal information, you’ll also need to select the colors for your card. They have a number of designs available, from plain to detailed. To get us started, I picked one of the plain options. When we need to make our id cards for the next homeschool year, I’ll probably pick one of the more colorful options because…well, why not?

Elizabeth Dukart holding up her homeschool id card from Homeschool Planet

Printing the Free Homeschool ID Cards

Once you’ve filled out all of your personal information, you’ll have a decision to make:

Do you print the card out at home or have Homeschool Planet deliver a professionally printed plastic ID card to your mailbox?

Fees for the printed plastic homeschool id card are reasonably priced at less than $8, but, since I have an EcoTank Printer and laminator at home, I opted to print ours out myself. To make our cards sturdy, I did break out the cardstock paper that I keep hidden from my kids (do you have to hide office supplies and nice paper from the kids, too??).

Printing the cards out at home was super easy, but I can also see the benefit of having Homeschool Planet make them professionally for you!

Using your Free Homeschool ID Cards

Once you receive or print your own cards, you’re all set to reap the benefits of having your own homeschooling ID cards! There are so many homeschool discounts that you can take advantage of!

Be sure to put your homeschool id cards in your wallet, in a pocket in your purse, or even just put them in the glove compartment in your car for safe keeping.

Does anyone even store gloves in their glove compartment box? We don’t!

Anyways, be a good friend and let your homeschooling friends know about this awesome free feature of the Homeschool Buyers Club. After all, you wouldn’t want them to miss out on any savings during a homeschool field trip or travel, right?!

Until next time, stay safe and enjoy quality time with your family,

- Elizabeth (and the kids. and the husband. even the dog.)

Elizabeth Dukart is a proud Georgia-based born and raised Jersey Girl, wife, and mom of 2 human boys & 1 canine boy.

Created in 2021, Elizabeth owns and publishes That Homeschool Family: a free resource for homeschooling parents and beyond! A seasoned blogger, Elizabeth previously published a popular location-specific family resource blog, but decided to “Pivot!” her blogging focus after she started homeschooling her two boys in 2020. In addition to this blog, you can follow Elizabeth’s homeschooling and family adventures on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest. She can also be found in her Facebook Group: That Homeschool Family Hangout.

When she’s not busy taking over the world or homeschooling, Elizabeth can be found listening to music (especially The Beatles & Harry Styles!), being silly with her boys, watching movies with family, shopping, or traveling!

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