16 Kids Who Took Instructions Way Too Literally

May 27, 2021

Kids certainly have a wonderful way of looking at our world. With their unique observations and blatant innocence, they never fail to surprise us. Whether answering at school, at home, or out and about in the world, these kids and their take on instructions are hilarious. None of them are wrong, technically, but I don't think they qualify as right, either...

A kid knows the real you...


Not saying it's not accurate!

Well, she's not wrong...

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It all equals out in the end, and they were smart to skip the grittiness of the seeds, too.

He's just bein' honest!

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This kid's gotta get bonus points for using such a big word and being so honest!

Banks a lot!

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This kid really likes the bank. If only most of us had such a positive association with the bank...

Quite romantic, n'est-ce pas? 

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Someone must have hurt this teacher.

Ghost busted!

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This kid is watching too many haunted shows on Discovery Channel.

Must've seemed like a pretty useless task...

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When in doubt, write "or."

This li'l guy was told not to set a foot outside the house... touché.

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These children sure are keeping their parents on their own toes!

And of course, this guy was told to go play outside!

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At least he's getting some vitamin D!

"I asked my son to use chopsticks at a Japanese restaurant. This is how he used them for the soup." 

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You gotta give the kid some props for still practicing!

Learning together...

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Okay, but the dog is actually watching though!

That's usin' your head!

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This makes me wish I never left these answers blank, to be honest.

Seems right to me!

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Love the creativity!

This child is very good at following instructions.

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And the teacher is very bad at finishing the alphabet. Who needs Y and Z anyways, right?

"Directions were to 'draw hands on the clocks'..."

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In their defense, the English language can be very confusing!

"My dad told my son to get ready for a bedtime story adventure, so he grabbed his warm hat and a flashlight."

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Is that not the cutest thing you've ever seen in your life?

Wow, touché...

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If this kid doesn't end up majoring in philosophy, I will be shocked!

This is a pretty solid answer, though.

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This was probably the highlight of this kid's day.

Some teachers may not appreciate a smart aleck, but that was not the case here.

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This student actually got the bonus mark.

See, sometimes it really does pay to be literal on tests!

Ah, yes. The classic "can you" question.

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If a teacher can be snarky about it, then a student can too!

What grade would you give this student?

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It's difficult because the teacher received an authentic response from a real procrastinator.

This may be the most literal take on an assignment we've seen yet, but it's actually super legit.

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The kid could be cussing the teacher out the whole time, but I'd still give them an A+++++.

This kid's attention to detail is incredible!

Reddit | Pulsedub

They're going to be a winning lawyer, for sure.

Bring a fish to school day... I think they meant pet fish!

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It could be a pet too. Well, was...

"I told my daughter she couldn't take clothes off the hangers and try them on so I got this..."

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As long as the clothing is still on the hanger who cares!

Happy New Year!

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Okay, I love that this became a new tradition for their family, though!