Fidget spinners are the latest phenomenon in playground's nationwide.

The "toys" are said to keep kids concentrated in school and there's even claim they can help people with learning difficulties. All whilst being great fun.

But whatever happened to the crazes in the playground from your youth?

Fidget spinners

Take a trip down memory lane with these 10 playground crazes from years gone by:

Marbles

Fidget spinners: What is the playground craze and where can I buy one?

Probably the original playground craze. Marbles were great fun to roll around, as well as a great trading item.

Glass ones with a colourful centre were often the most valuable.

Most now, however, are left to reside at the bottom of draws across the country.

Conkers

A classic for all ages. Kids would condition these conquers to be the perfect fighting machine, bashing their opponents until it fell apart.

Hand cream, vinegar, cooking it... what was your method?

Rubik's Cube

Another one that's stood the test of time. The Hungarian invented puzzle cube was huge in the '80s.

These days people can complete them blindfolded, with one hand tied behind their back, whilst sat in a volcano... probably.

See Rubik's Cube champion conquer the puzzle... with his eyes shut

Scoubidou

Bright hollow plastic that when twisted formed the perfect friendship bracelets for you and the rest of the playground.

If your friend didn't make you one of these, were they really your friend?

Various Card and Sticker Collections

"Got. Got. Got Got. NEED!" - the chorus of the playground for many years.

Starting with the Panini football sticker collections that took off in the '90, every television show, comic, sport and lifestyle has at some point been immortalised in a sticker or card collection.

Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Doctor Who, WWE, Barbie, they've all been there.

Tamagotchi

The tiny pets became a huge hit in the late 90s (and got banned almost simultaneously like fidget spinners) and kids across the country's playgrounds were managing the lives of pretend pets.

Sadly, most pets died when you had a busy day at school and forgot to feed them.

Fidget spinners are supposed to stop children getting distracted - so why are schools banning them?

Crazy Bones

Collectible monsters before they were cool (see next craze). Probably got banned from your school because of kids aimlessly lobbing them at their classmates, rather than effectively collecting them.

Pokemon Go

Forgotten about it already? Last summers big craze was actually praised for getting kids (and nostalgic adults) out on the streets hunting for the pocket monsters.

A craze that seems to keep recreating itself having it's own television show, card game and video game, all of which were HUGE.

Pokémon GO hysteria hits getwestlondon as our reporter goes hunting in Southall

Tech Decks

Skateboards for your desk, controlled by your fingers. Endless fun.

Everyone knew a kid who could pull off some amazing tricks that you never thought about, leading them to believe they were basically a budget Tony Hawk.

Beyblades

One of our personal favourites - spinning tops that you'd "rip" into an arena hoping to oust your opponent and become champion.

Basically a Japanese plastic version of conkers.

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