Children’s quotes

Two muslim children during our Eid project spent a long time dressing up, washing and then praying. When it was time to go outside, they said “I don’t want to play outside, I want to pray all day.” During opening circle, one of them said “When I’m grown up, I’m going to give money to people who don’t have any.”

“You know I miss my grandparents.”
Teacher: “Where do they live?”
“They live on holidays.”

“You’re the best teacher in the whole world. The world is nice because of you.”

“Daddy, I have to go to school now”
“But, it’s six in the morning!”
“Yes, but I’m very busy.”

“I’m a bit tired. My mummy woke me up at midnight because it was already morning.”

Mum to daughter: “What do you think you’ll do at school today?”
Daughter: “It’s a surprise … every day is a surprise.”

Not for the first time, little girl says: “I love everything about Iverna Gardens.”
Mother: “Is there really nothing you don’t like about Iverna Gardens?”
Pause… little girl: “Well, it doesn’t have a fireman’s pole.”

¬†Teacher to little girl: “What do you like about the school?”
“The teachers.”
“Why do you like the teachers?”
“Because they love me.”

“My sister is growing bigger and bigger like me and I’m growing bigger and bigger like you, Miss Emily”

“My Mummy cried on my first day at school so I had to take her home.”

Little girl: “The baby is sleeping at home because Mummy says we’ve got to keep it”

“We have to draw a map so we know what planet we’re on”

Teacher discussing Thanksgiving: “What would you like to give thanks for? Little girl:”Frogs! “Why frogs?” “Because when you kiss them they turn into princes”

Child to father at home: “Where’s Mummy?”
Father: “She’s gone to a talk by Miss Felicity on evolution. She’ll be back soon.”
Child: “She won’t be back soon. Evolution takes a very, very long time.”

Child: “I went to a pizza restaurant.”
Teacher: “Was it Pizza Express?”
Child: “No, it didn’t move.”

Doing insect terminology cards, discussing why the insect had legs towards the top of its body: “I know why – in case he wants to do a headstand.”

Doing the timeline of her life a little girl asked by her teacher: “What did you turn after two?” replied “Left”


Little boy looking at a  book with the planets of the solar system:
“I can’t live on Earth because it is too blue and cold, not on Jupiter because it is too orange, I can’t get into Saturn because of the rings- that’s why I live on Venus.”

“First, I’m going to be a builder, then a doctor, then a chef, then a grown-up.”

“I can hear and see my feet walking in the snow.”

My birthday is far away. We have to get a bus to get to January!

Little boy talking to teacher about the fact that she is pregnant and the baby is in her tummy: “Why did you eat your baby?”

Little boy wanting the teacher to put his gloves on:
“Please Miss Ruthie can you put my hands on?”

Little boy when asked by his mother to show his sister around the classroom: “She has eyes.”

Little girl while making a family tree: “I wish I had a family tree in my garden.”

“Miss Charlotte, what is this called?”
“Fairy Liquid”
“How do the fairies make it?”

Miss Felicity to little boy: “You are sweet enough to eat. Can I eat you?”
Serious answer: “No. Have a bite of my biscuit.”

Miss Felicity: “What do you want to be in the school concert?”
“Do you want to be a king spiderman or a shepherd spiderman?”
Long pause:
“Spiderman spiderman”
(Child: 1, Miss Felicity: 0 !!)

“Miss Kate, Miss Kate, do you know that I wrote my name in the snow? I had to write it really small so that my hands did not get too cold.”

Little girl: “I speak so many languages – French, English, American and Babyish”

Little girl: “My great, great, great, great grandfather went to heaven.”
Miss Emily: “What about your great grandfather?”.
Child thinks…”I think he went to another country.”

“I used to have legs like a chair. But a chair does not have knees like me.”

Little boy before the concert: “Sing so your parents’ hearts fill with happiness”
Second little boy: “Their hearts will fill with blood”

Little boy coming down the stairs with a sore thumb: “I’ve hurt my fum.”
Lunch bunch boy at bottom of stairs begins to sing: “Old Macdonald had a fum.”

During Summer School on Ancient Egypt:
“When you’re dead, you don’t move and you wrap yourself with toilet paper. Actually…. (pause for a few seconds), toilet paper it was just to show us. It’s called Ancient Egypt. I’ll show you when you’re dead”….

During the “Living Eggs” fortnight, where the children witness chicks hatching in an incubator, one little girl wondered where her chicken pox had come from: “Mummy, do you think I got it from the chicks?”

“My mummy married in Sweden and I had to wait a year until I came out”

“Stop in the name of the law of gravity”

A teacher asked a little boy who was looking at the fish tank what he thought the fish were doing: “They’re doing yoga.”

At harvest: “When I give things away, I feel happier.”

Boy to girl: “Broom the hair out of your eyes.”

Twin sisters talking about going to primary school:
First twin: “You know, next year at ‘Big Girl School’ we get to wear a dress every day!”
Second twin: “But, it’s the SAME dress every day”
First twin: “Oh — that’s not good!”

Two and a half year old girl walking to first day of school with her mother: “I’m so tired I can’t think. Will this be a problem?”

Whilst making her map of Europe, a girl was asked by her teacher:
“Which country do you think the Eiffel Tower is from?”
“Ummm. Eiffel-land?”

Teacher to little girl: “What is a caterpillar?”
“It is a cat that turns into a butterfly. Cat-er-pillar”

Teacher: “This is a house fly.”
Little boy: “Houses can’t fly!”

Three boys: “Spiderman climbs walls”. “Batman flies”. “So does Superman”
Little girl: “Well, the Spice Girls sing”
Teacher “Are you sure?”!

Teacher spills some polish refill over her smock
Little girl: “You’re supposed to be a grownup. You shouldn’t do things like that!”

Teacher to little boy: “I bumped into your mum in a shop at lunch time”. Little boy: “Did you say sorry?”

Child making a crown
Teacher: “Will it be the right size?”
Child: “I don’t know. I have quite a lot of brains”

“I can feel a sneeze on the inside but not on the outside”

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