Sweet Children is the third EP by the American punk rock band Green Day. It was released on August 1990 through Skene! Records.


Sweet Children was recorded in two hours on July 5, 1990 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at 6 ft Under, during the band's break on their summer tour. After the tour ended, drummer John Kiffmeyer left the band to attend college, making the EP the last of the band's discography he was featured on. The EP features a cover of My Generation by English rock band The Who.

On the day it was released, Sweet Children sold 493 copies. Five different pressings have been made of the EP. The first four pressings went out of print once the EP was included in the band's second album, Kerplunk. The first pressing of the EP released 1,500 copies and the cover was a photo of bassist Mike Dirnt's leg during one of their live shows.

The second and third pressings were limited edition, with the second limited to 600 copies. The cover art was a black and white photo of a trashed Volkswagen Beetle with the caption "WHAT DO YOU THINK MIKE....". The cover art was tinted red for the third pressing of the EP. The second pressing features a handwritten insert that says, "Not a lyrics sheet, so don't get your hopes up".

The fourth pressing's cover features a photo of the band and a long summary on the back, explaining that the songs are also included with Kerplunk.

The EP became back in print on March 24, 2009 when it was included in the vinyl reissue of Kerplunk.


Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Sweet Children" Billie Joe Armstrong Green Day 1:41
2. "Best Thing in Town" Billie Joe Armstrong · Mike Dirnt Green Day 2:04
Total length: 3:45
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Strangeland" Billie Joe Armstrong Green Day 2:08
2. "My Generation" (cover of The Who song) Pete Townshend Green Day 2:19
Total length: 4:27