Hang out with a small child for a few minutes, and you’re bound to hear some crazy-funny things. Now imagine spending all day, every day with a group of 5- and 6-year-olds — you’ll overhear an endless number of nutty questions and comments that shed light on the curious way kids think about things and process the world around them.
That’s what one anonymous New York City elementary school teacher experienced when she taught kindergarten. The bizarre things her young charges blurted out inspired this self-professed “educator/eavesdropper” to launch the Instagram account #LiveFromSnackTime.
Here, she posts the best classroom quotes she hears from the young kids she teaches, as well as kid quotes sent in by parents and teachers.
#LiveFromSnackTime, also on Twitter, has racked up more than 14,000 followers, and these examples show why it’s so popular. You’ll be charmed — or even a little freaked out! — by the weird, funny, honest, and even dark things that come out of children’s mouths.