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Homeschooling Basics: FREE Teacher and Student IDs

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Create your own beautiful and professional homeschool ID cards to receive teacher discounts at businesses where available.

Teacher and Student IDs

This is our first year homeschooling. I’ll admit, I am way out of my comfort zone. We’ve started, but it has been a struggle.

I was reading a homeschooling thread on Facebook and people were mentioning teacher discounts.

What?

Really?

So what did I do? I made identification cards for both my daughter and me. I may go back and make the boys Pre-Kindergarten ID Cards so they don’t feel left out. One reader mentioned that she made id cards for all her children for field trips.

This could open up so many different possibilities for learning!

Discounts at museums, stores, anywhere you can get the educators discount.

We haven’t officially registered with the state, so I made our own cards. My friend told me that when she registered her school, there was a link where she could print out the same kind of card.

This is what ours look like:

Homeschool Teacher Blog Post
Homeschool Student Blog Post Example

I’m not sure what I expected. I thought it would be super hard to make, with lots of steps. But it was really easy.

How to Make Your Own Homeschool ID Cards

  1. Go to Big Huge Labs
  2. Upload the picture you want to use.
  3. Pick your phone style {photo badge landscape}
  4. Choose your badge color.
  5. Type in your Header {Head Teacher ID Card, Homeschool Student ID Card, etc.}
  6. In the Footer, type the name of your Homeschool
  7. Type Your Name
  8. In the Text portion, for the first row I put Head Teacher and for the student I put the grade. Both then say the name of the school and School Year.
  9. Member Since would be when you started homeschool and the Expiration date I put as the end of the school year/beginning go the next.
  10. Add your birthdate and click the box for the “official looking barcode”
  11. Click create and wait to preview your card!

I save the file on my computer. I will print out the cards and laminate them soon.

Yay!

I am so excited to be able to use our homeschool cards.

Where is your favorite place to get a teacher discount?

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Leara Nicole Morris-Clark

Friday 26th of March 2021

These are cool. Thanks for sharing. Why is a teacher birthdate on the card necessary?

Whitney

Monday 29th of March 2021

Check to see if you can leave it off! It's a template they use.

nia

Thursday 27th of August 2020

Thank you so much

Miss Jae

Tuesday 6th of August 2019

Thank you! I love that this is free and gives me tons of options.

Steven Mize

Monday 5th of August 2019

Is it legal to create a teacher ID of you homeschool and do you have to print it out or can you save it to your mobile device?

Whitney

Tuesday 6th of August 2019

Homeschools in the states where we have lived are legal schools, making those who lead the school teachers. In certain cases, businesses require teachers to show some form of id. They may also require the official letter stating that the homeschool is an actual school where the teacher is employed. It's up to the business what they allow and don't allow.

Heather

Monday 29th of April 2019

How were you able to get it to print the size of an id?

Whitney

Monday 29th of April 2019

For me, it saved the size I needed. If it saves larger, then you can adjust the print size on your printer.

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