While spending a lot of time with kids, NYC school teacher Alyssa Cowit was so amused by some of the things kids say, 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, ridiculous, and funny quotes 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 funny sayings she shares. Continue scrolling and have a look for yourself!

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Andrei Chikatilo
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2 years 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. Honest kids say all the things we wish we could," she told Bored Panda. "Sure, the kids' 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 these smart kids."

Soon after she launched the project, her good friend Greg Dunbar started designing the funny sayings for Instagram. At the same time, their followers began sending them quotes from the mouths of their own funny 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years ago

Naaaw, that’s just adorable.

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Jo Choto
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2 years ago

Here's to all the hangry kids.

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Hans
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2 years ago

Future motivational coach

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 years ago

I will forever call parmesan glitter. Thanks kid!

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The Alchemist
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2 years ago

Same buddy. Same

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Kate S
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2 years ago

Serious problem

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chi-wei shen
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2 years ago

Wellcome to adulthood.

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Ryan Baker
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2 years ago

Yes sister

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Bobert Robertson
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2 years ago

That is a well spoken 2 year old.... my 2 year old would say "dada no wipe tears. Me like face water"

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Ryan Baker
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2 years ago

Words screw everything up. If you don’t ever speak, you can’t say anything bad. Wise, Cade.

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Jim Kang
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2 years ago

Hahahahahahahaha!

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arianna kalal
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2 years ago

LITERALLY ME

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Maryellen Soell
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2 years ago

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

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Jim Kang
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2 years ago

Kid knows how to work the system.

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2 years ago

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

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Meeple13
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2 years ago

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

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Boodle
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2 years ago

i know right!!

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Hans
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2 years ago

This comment gives me chills.

Susie Stock
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2 years ago

They're multiplying

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Abby Stopps
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2 years ago

Beau you are cold enough chili

Jenni Simpson
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2 years ago

Of all things to aspire to be, why, I wonder, a refrigerator?

Max Han
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2 years ago

I feel the same kid, but I want to be a chair.

Tabitha L
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2 years ago

Wow. Quite the existentialist.

Meyer Weinstock
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2 years ago

age 3, & already shaking his fist at the void...

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Lorrie Finley
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2 years ago

Too much TV.

Terri Rowland
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2 years ago

He's going to be a really cool guy when he's older..

Maggie Collins
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2 years ago

cannot stop laughing!

Clare Amidei
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2 years ago

Me too, kid

Paige Garberding
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2 years ago

GREAT conversation starter.

Animal lover❤
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2 years ago

Why a refrigerator?

Lorraine R
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2 years ago

Because it's full of food and makes a pleasant noise.

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

A very unhappy child !!!

Mike Rodrick
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2 years ago

Why not a toaster?

John Barry
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2 years ago

A philosopher!

Joyce Brazel
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2 years ago

TIME FORA SHRINK CALL.

TUBLOVER3
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2 years ago

Sigh ... I've often felt that way myself.

Nakedhampster
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2 years ago

Is this the real life? Am I a refrigerator? Caught in a kitchen, No escape from the corner.

Meyer Weinstock
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2 years ago

"Is this the real life, or is it just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality."

Daniel Mason
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2 years ago

This comments refreshing

Meeple13
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2 years ago (edited)

Aren't refrigerators great?!

Hannah Boning
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2 years ago

You have food in you so most of the time you are full. Be a refrigerator!

Ryan Baker
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2 years ago

I want a pickle jar inside of me, too!

BiLal Asif
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2 years ago

Me too kid all the time

Isa
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2 years ago

Me too kid...me too....

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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2 years ago

My poodle's name is Beau, and this is definitely something he would say lol

Dutch Vee
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2 years ago

Existential... makes me think about what I would like to be in this surreal reality.

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2 years ago

This is creepy cute.

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Hans
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2 years ago

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

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Francis
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2 years 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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2 years ago

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

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Max Han
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2 years ago

If your Robert I'll be detective Cops

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Ryan Baker
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2 years ago

🍕 🍕 🍕

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Andrei Chikatilo
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2 years ago

words of wisdom

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Hollie Newton
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2 years ago

I can relate 😆

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Boodle
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2 years ago

fair enough

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