Back-to-school is just around the corner again. Whether you are a parent doing homeschool or a teacher teaching an online or face-to-face class, you know better than anyone that some kids can be brutally honest and also unintentionally hilarious at times.

Take a look at our compilation of funny kid test answers from a Reddit Thread where teachers are asked: “What’s the funniest answer you’ve gotten from a student that technically wasn’t wrong?”


My first grade class was learning the word powerful. Kids came up with examples of powerful things and people, like elephants and superman. Then one boy said, “babies are powerful because they can cry and get whatever they want.” – Hiciao

“Teacher, I need a pencil.”

“Where do the pencils live?” (I have a bucket of sharpened pencils for them to use.)

“Pennsylvania?” – EmilyamI

ESL teacher. I had my students do an activity where they had to give directions based off of a map and situations I had chosen. The final question was more complex, and one of my students wrote, “Way too difficult, take a cab.” – Connietsunami

“[I was] asking one of the children which one of the stickers as a reward […] She wanted a strawberry sticker,which we had just run out of.

‘Sorry, but how does a lemon sticker sound?’

Another child spoke up from the back looking terribly worried. ‘Mr. N. I don’t know the sound a lemon makes.'” – Naxtea

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“I was doing my student teaching, and there was a boy that got his recess taken away and I was the one supposed to be punishing him. His problem was that he talked and talked and talked. So I ask him, ‘What could we do to help you focus better?’ He thinks for a solid minute and replies, ‘Ice cream.’ Couldn’t help but laugh.” – Maroonmallard


“I am not a teacher, but my wife is an elementary school teacher. The kids were practicing their twos times tables and the question said something along the lines of, ‘John lives in his house with his mom, dad, brother, and grandpa. How many total hands do the people in John’s house have all together?’ The answer they were looking for was 10 and they wanted the students to show that 2×5=10. This young man instead wrote, ‘Not enough information. What if someone lost a hand?’ He wasn’t wrong. My wife just wrote, ‘Good thinking’ on his assignment and gave him full credit.” – Shostakovich22

“‘In literature, what is a foil?’

There was one kid who decided to write down ‘aluminum.’ I lost it at that response.” – Fizzywhizzles


“Teacher: ‘What do you think the biggest problem with the world is?’

5th Grade Student: ‘Other people.'” – Habbadacter