While spending a lot of time with kids, NYC school teacher Alyssa Cowit was so amused by some of their words, she teamed up with Greg Dunbar, a digital marketing manager with Walt Disney Studios, to create an Instagram account called Live from Snack Time to document them. They wanted to help adults understand that children are not always acting outrageously to seek attention, but instead thinking out loud as they constantly take in new information and solve problems. And it worked. The wholesome, funny, and ridiculous phrases immediately resonated with the Internet.

The last time we wrote about Live from Snack Time, it had about 100K followers. Fast forward a couple of months and now their fanbase is 281K big. Alyssa believes that, "Children are honest and curious, and while often perplexed, they’re brilliant", and it perfectly shows in the quotes she shares. Continue scrolling and have a look for yourself!

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Andrei Chikatilo
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6 days ago

i will use that for sure

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At first, Alyssa ran Live From Snack Time! anonymously. "My students were asking brilliant questions and their thoughts and comments were so pure. Kids say all the things we wish we could," she told Bored Panda. "Sure, the quotes are sometimes hilarious, but there is also so much meaning, anxiety, curiosity, and joy behind them. It’s fascinating as much as it is entertaining and I really wanted to encourage people to actually listen to kids."

Soon after she launched the project, her good friend Greg Dunbar started designing the quotes for Instagram. At the same time, their followers began sending them quotes from the mouths of their own kids and students, so the two friends decided to share submissions as well. 5 years later, the quotes we see on Live From Snack Time! are largely submitted from people around the world.

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Don Flynn
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6 days ago

thus an introvert is born

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Alyssa and Greg have realized through this process that the things kids say are just so relatable. "Some quotes are perfect for a quick laugh, while others have so much heart and are exactly what you need after a long, exhausting workday. Kids have questions and comments about every topic you could imagine. Our goal is for adults to take these comments seriously, address the big feelings and wild questions, and still laugh along the way!" They think people have been responding so well to their content because it's light-hearted, pure, and honest.

Live From Snack Time! gets around 100 submissions per week, but they've seen such a boost recently (as you can imagine) with parents being around their kids a bit more due to the pandemic. "We're also fascinated that these submissions literally come from all over the world. Just this week we had submissions from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, New Zealand, Thailand, Finland, Italy, Maldives, South Africa, and Uganda."

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6 days ago

This 6 year old is speaking the truth.

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"We get such a wide variety of quotes, we do our best to find ones that we know will make people laugh or smile. We also sometimes try to pare submissions to things that are happening in pop culture and the world which sometimes sheds a light on topics that are resonating with kids around the globe," Alyssa explained.

Alyssa added that they hope to keep people laughing, grounded, and connected during this uncertain and scary time. "It's fascinating to read kids from Australia or Africa saying the same things as kids in the United States. Turns out we're not so different after all! What a concept!"

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6 days ago

Naaaw, that’s just adorable.

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Krazy Kanuck
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6 days ago

I'm 53, and when I am hungry, I tend to react the same way..

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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6 days ago

I will forever call parmesan glitter. Thanks kid!

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Hans
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6 days ago

Future motivational coach

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The Alchemist
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6 days ago

Same buddy. Same

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chi-wei shen
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6 days ago

Wellcome to adulthood.

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Kate S
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6 days ago

Serious problem

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Ryan Baker
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6 days ago

Yes sister

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Krazy Kanuck
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6 days ago

Tears are good, they remind you; that you are still alive.

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Krazy Kanuck
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6 days ago

This kid is smart

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arianna kalal
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6 days ago

LITERALLY ME

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Jim Kang
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6 days ago

Hahahahahahahaha!

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Maryellen Soell
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5 days ago

That's me. The mom I mean...

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Jim Kang
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6 days ago

Kid knows how to work the system.

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6 days ago

I agree this kid is awesome for having that kind of confidence.

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Boodle
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6 days ago

i know right!!

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Meeple13
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6 days ago

Trust kids to say the right thing at the right time...

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Krazy Kanuck
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6 days ago

That is a bit cold...

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Hans
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6 days ago

Unfortunately, he has a point. Children are experts in reflecting on absud behaviour of adults...

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6 days ago

This is creepy cute.

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Francis
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6 days ago (edited)

so that's why i feel better now since i'm working from home :D

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Boodle
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6 days ago

We need more of this. But preferably take the carpet after the duet.

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Max Han
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6 days ago

If your Robert I'll be detective Cops

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Ryan Baker
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6 days ago

🍕 🍕 🍕

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Andrei Chikatilo
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6 days ago

words of wisdom

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Hollie Newton
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6 days ago

I can relate 😆

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Boodle
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6 days ago

fair enough

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