Kids are quite innocent and they will believe anything that you say. They are not familiar with the various tools of language like metaphors, sarcasm or allusions. Often adults use these tools when they are talking to kids and the children just blindly follow the words that they hear. We thought it might be fun to have a look at all the children who followed instructions to the letter, and it turned out to be quite hilarious.
Eye On The Ball
This dad asked his son to keep his eye on the ball so that he could aim better. However, the child, hilariously, started to place his eye on the ball.
Arranging Them In Alphabetical Order
This is the homework from the 2nd grade and was done by a 6-year old child. He took the instructions literally and arranged the letters of each word.
Puppy Training Videos
This family got a new puppy and they told their son to look up puppy training exercises on YouTube so he could learn how to train the puppy. The child thought the videos were for the puppy.
New Years Toasts Traditions
This family told their 3-year old that they were going to toast to a New Year celebration. Just a few minutes before New Year began, the child asked them “Are we gonna make toast now?” And the family started a new tradition for New Years.
Eating Half The Grapes
The child told his mother that she gave him a lot of grapes so the mother told him to only eat half of the grapes. The child ate half of every grape.
Feeding The Cat
The family asked the toddler to feed the cat and did not mention anything about what to feed the cat. The child gave the cat an orange.
Bringing Fish To School
It was “Bring A Fish To School Day” and while other children brought their pet fishes, this little fella brought a fish that was ready to be cooked.
Cannot Go Outside
This guy was told not to go outside so he found a clever way to stay inside. He did not put a foot outside the house.
A Nice Day Out
A Mother told this kid that it was too nice to play games inside and the kid took his laptop, chair and desk outside to play games.
An Art Collector In The Making
“Took my son to a modern art museum and told him that he needs to really think about the art and what they are trying to say….I am not sure…but i think i have a smartass on my hands”
Show Your Thinking
When you do not know how you got the right answer and you have to show your thinking, just draw a picture of yourself thinking of the answer.
Hands Of The Clock
This kid was told to draw hands on the clocks so he decided to give the clocks actual hands that could hold stuff rather than draw the hands that tell the time.
Making The Computer Go Faster
This guy was fixing his computer in order to make it go faster. When his kid asked about it and he told the kid that he wanted the computer to be faster, the kid added a stuffed toy of Sonic to it.
Naming The Shapes
This child has accurately named all the quadrilaterals in the paper. On a side note, Tedison is quite an impressive name.
A Bedtime Story Adventure
“My dad told my son to get ready for a bedtime story adventure, so he grabbed his warm hat and a flashlight.”
This kid was told to use chopsticks at the Japanese restaurant. He decided to use the chopsticks to hold the spoon that he used to eat the soup.
Water In The Dog’s Bowl
A mother asked her son to place a jar of water in the bowl for the dog. The kid just put in a jar full of water in the water bowl of the dog.
He Knew The Future
While other kids would have just drawn themselves holding a medal of bravery for being a superhero, this kid was being realistic and drew his own tombstone.
Writing Letters To Santa
This child in Elementary was told to write letters to Santa so he just wrote the alphabet on the paper.
Eating Half The Hot Dog
The mother of this child told him that he could watch television after he ate half of his hot dog. The kid did just that.
Putting The Shoes By The Front Door
The mother told her daughter to put her shoes by the front door. So, the daughter took her shoes and placed them directly in front of the door.
Taking The Hint
This kid took the hint quite literally and instead of thinking about the right answer, just wrote what was written in the hint.
Clothes On The Hanger
“I told my daughter she couldn’t take clothes off the hangers and try them on so I got this…” The kid just wore the clothes with the hanger still within them.
Not Eating All The Strawberries
This mother told her kids not to eat all the strawberries and the kids did just that, eating all the strawberries except one.
Using Deodorant For The First Time
Deodorant has to be used from about 15 cm away as it is written on the instructions to use. This little kid decided to use a ruler to measure the exact distance.
Answering The Question
The question asked if the kid could draw a magical mushroom and the kid just answered yes. Technically, he is not wrong.
That Is Where Pooh Goes
The mother told her son that the toilet is where the pooh goes. Poor Winnie the Pooh.
Putting It Back Where It Belongs
This kid was told to put the pizza costume back where it belongs and as we all know, if you want to store pizza, you have to put it in a refrigerator.
Not Wanting To See The Cooler
“I told my son that i dont want to see the cooler in this room again, im not even mad” The kid built a fort around it so that the mother could not see the cooler.
The Plant Cell
This kid has been watching a lot of television shows about prison. He knows that the most important parts of a cell are that it should have iron bars and no windows.
The Perfect Present
“On my birthday, 10-year-old sister asked me what kind of stuff I liked. I told her mustaches, guitars and sloths. She went into her room and came back an hour later with this.”
Putting The Toys Away
This child was asked to put her toys away and the mother came to find the toy guitar put away behind the real guitar. Kids learn from their parents and this child thought that this was how you put a guitar away.
“Told the 2yo I had to finish some mixes tonight. She left this on my desk” This kid is just hilarious.
Getting The Kid To Work
This 5-year old boy was told by his father that if he could blow it up, he could jump on it too. The poor child started to blow it up by mouth rather than use the fan that comes along with it.
Now That’s Art
This child was told to put away all his clothes. Apparently, there was nothing said about the hangers and the child just decided to use a creative mind and create an art piece out of the hangers.
Putting The Cookies On The Table
This little girl was asked to put the cookies on the dining room table and she did just that, following the instructions to the letter.
Putting Them In The Bathroom
This little boy was asked to put the shampoo and conditioner in the bathroom without any specifications as to where in the bathroom. So, he just left them on the bathroom floor.
Not Their Socks
These kids were told not to wear their socks in the garden and so, they put on their mother’s socks and played in the garden wearing them.
Eight Has Got Curves
This answer was given by an 8-year old and technically, he is not wrong. Eight does have more curves than six.
The Kid Is A Genius
This kid is surely going places, answering questions like no other kid his age. He will definitely grow up to be very sarcastic.
Kid From Mafia?
The way this kid is talking about taking out centi, it seems like he is a mafia boss and is planning a hit on somebody.
3 Inches Apart
While most of us would use an approximation as to how far apart the pieces are, this kid is going to measure the distance between all of them so that they are all exactly 3 inches apart from each other.
Toilet Paper Under The Sink
A 6-year old was asked to put an extra roll of toilet paper under the sink. He did just that.
Eating Half The Banana
This 8-year old was asked to eat only half the banana. What parent asks their child to eat only half the fruit? Isn’t fruit supposed to be healthy?
Art Out Of Anything
This little girl was told that she could make art out of anything. She chose pistachio coverings to create art.
Put On Display
When you ask an 11-year old to spread out the silverware after cleaning it, you wouldn’t expect to have a show.
In China, 4th graders were given this assignment and one child came up with these answers.
When children make spelling errors, they are often told to write the word multiple times so that they learn the spellings while they write. This child thought the word he had to write was ‘out’.
Organizing The Shoes
These kids were told to arrange the shoes by their mother. Well, they got creative with the organization and did exactly what was asked of them.
Companion Cube Bookmark
When this girl asked her little sister to make her a Companion Cube bookmark, she was not expecting an actual cube. Needless to say, this cube looks quite perfect.
A mother asked her son to make her mozzarella sticks and since the kid did not know how to make them, he just brought her mozzarella and some sticks.
Bag Of Chips
“I said out loud that I was going to get a bag of chips. My 5-year-old son excitedly jumped up, told me he was on the case, and ran fast to the kitchen. He was super proud of himself when he returned and handed me this…”
Eating Half The Nuggets
By now, you expect kids to eat half the food items in this manner. They do not understand the concept of eating half the number just yet.
Cleaning The House
This little girl was quite enthusiastic about helping around the house so she started by cleaning the house because her mother was complaining that no one helped her with the cleaning.
Not Throwing Food On The Floor
This toddler was asked by his mother not to throw food on the floor. So, he chose to throw the food on the table.
The little girl asked her brother if he wanted a brownie and when he said yes, she and her friends brought him a Brown E.
Apple Juice At A Tea Party
This father was playing with his daughter and she was having a tea party. When the father asked for apple juice, she gave him a small cup with a small apple in it.
No Hangers In Her Room
“Told her to put the hanger in her room this morning. Guess I should be more specific next time.”
How Do You Know 68 Is Even?
This kid is quite sassy since he just wrote the answer “Because I’m Smart”. Well, that is also a right answer.
The Big Piece
“I told my 2-year-old to get toilet paper to wipe her nose. She grabbed half a square. I told her to get a big piece. She came back with this”
The DVD 24
This mother asked her 7 year old son to bring her the DVD 24 and she meant the DVD for the show. However, the son brought 24 DVDs that he chose on his own.
Putting The Brush & Spray In The Bathroom
A girl asked her niece to put the spray and brush in the bathroom and came to find them sitting on the floor of the bathroom.
Expand The Equation
Peter here knows how to expand the equation and his teacher wrote a sarcastic remark on the answer. Let’s hope he doesn’t take the comment literally too.
This is yet another kid who arranged the letters of the words rather than arranging the words.
He is not wrong, you know. Ice is, in fact, just hard water. Although, this might not be the answer that the chemistry teacher was looking for.
This dad asked his 5-year old son to put the leash in the front door of the car. While the dad meant on the inside, the kid tied the leash to the door handle.
A Picture With The Tree
Natalie tweeted, “This is what happened when I asked the 1yo to get in front of the tree so I could take a picture. Should’ve been more specific I guess.”
Putting Water In The Dinner Bowl
This mother regrets asking her son to put water in his dinner bowl after he was done eating. She did not expect him to take her words so literally.
Shoes Outside The Door
An 8-year old was asked to put his shoes outside the door. He found a loophole in that sentence and hung his shoes on the doorknob and the hook.
After Use, Throw It In The Toilet
A 3-year old was being taught how to use toilet paper. He was told to throw the tissue in the toilet after he used it and he threw out the entire roll.
Cleaning The Table
This, ladies and gentlemen, is a 2 year old who was asked to clean the table while her mother did the dishes.
Chopping The Tongue Off
“When Mason came to me and said he’d bit his tongue, I probably shouldn’t have said “Oh no, we may need to chop it off!””
Moving The Mess Out Of The Living Room
The mother asked her kids to move the mess of the dissected train tracks out of the living room. The kids moved the mess right outside the living room.
‘I told my one year old son he could sit with me and put his water in the same spot as Daddy’s drink. Technically, he’s not wrong.’
Cleaning The Room
The little kid was asked to clean his room so he pushed everything under his bed so that all the other space would be clean.
Getting Recycling For Junk Modelling
As a part of a school project, this kid was asked to get some recycling for junk modelling. He went fishing for junk out of the trash cans.
Shovelling The Driveway
When a parent asks their kid to shovel the driveway, they do not expect the children to start shovelling the snow on the road outside the house.
Taking The Backpack Upstairs
A little girl was asked to take her backpack upstairs and she just left it at the top of the stairs.
Gather The Trash And The Laundry
This mother will think twice before asking her son to gather the trash and laundry again. She was supposed to mention that the gathering had to be done separately.
Two Trays Of Ice Cubes
This is the work of an 11-year old who was asked to put two trays of ice cubes in the cooler. She put the trays as they were rather than emptying them in.
Warming Up The Soup
The thing that alerted the parent might have been the sparks that flew after the 11 year old thought of warming up the tin of soup in the microwave.
Markers On Top Of The Door
This would be quite a hilarious prank as an adult although we cannot understand how an 8-year old got the bucket of markers on top of the door in the first place.
Cecily here asked her son to put his dirty dishes in the dishwasher and opened up the dishwasher to find them placed like this. Technically, they are in the dishwasher.
And Another Load
This is the work of a 2-year old who was asked by his father to put the dirty dish in the dishwasher. The kid made it seem like the dishwasher was eating the dish alive.
Filling In The Bubble
Books need to be updated since even a 4-year old knows that horses cannot speak and they just have grass in their mouths.
Rabbit In A Pot
The parent told the kids that if the rabbit played up, they were going in the pot. Clearly, this was not what they had in mind.
Half Page Of Writing
The school had asked this kid to do half a page of writing and this was the assignment that she submitted.
The parent was telling his 4 year old that their labrador was a gundog and the child simply placed a toy gun at the door of the cage.
Writing In Pen
A teacher told one of her kids in her class that he had to write the spelling of the words in pen so that he could avoid mistakes. He simply wrote the letters P, E and N over and over.
The Serious Face
This kid was making silly faces when his mother was trying to take a picture. She told him sternly that he had to make a serious face while she took the picture. He ended up making this face.
The mother of this child told him that he could get a few more rocks for his rock collection. The kid went on to get a bunch of rocks which were gathered together in dirt.
Pears In The Fruit Bowl
A 3 year old child was asked to place the pears in the fruit bowl and that is exactly what he did, along with the container that they were in.
Putting The Flag Up In The Mailbox
For those of you who are not aware of the way this works, you are supposed to turn up the flag on the mailbox so the postman knows to collect the letter in it. This kid thought that there was a spot to put up the US flag near the mailbox.
Put On Your Shorts
This kid was asked to put on his shorts but it was not specified as to where on his body he was supposed to put them on.
Frustrated With Maths
This kid was so frustrated with mathematics that he didn’t even know what to write in the answer box.
Copy The Sentence
This kid copied the entire sentence including the instructions to copy the sentence.
Pizza Box In The Bin
If a toddler did this, it would be quite cute and hilarious. However, this was done by a teenager and it just comes across as sassy.
Start To Finish
This kid was supposed to connect the start spot to the finish spot and the kid found the loophole.
Posing For The Picture
This was another kid who was supposed to pose for the picture. He learnt the pose from his mother who gets frustrated when she is getting her pictures taken.
Do Not Eat The Cookies
This kid was asked to not eat the cookies. So, he just ate all the cream inside the oreos.
Reading Chapter 1
This kid was asked to read Chapter 1 of his book. He read the words “Chapter 1” and then closed the book.
The New Shirt
This 5 year old was asked to get a new t-shirt and put it on. She just put on another shirt over the top of the original shirt.