Category Archives: Playground Crazes

Playground Crazes

What are the latest playground crazes?

playground crazes

Must Have Toys helps parents find the latest toy and playground crazes. We watch the toy, puzzle and collectible trends to see what’s hot and what’s not. Very often crazes come from the most unexpected places. Take fidget spinners, for example.

You know a craze is a craze when it is banned from school. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s over. Lots of crazes are reinvented time and time again.

Children love a craze because they love novelty. They always want something new. Kids don’t have the same ability to wait for things. Sometimes this can be very frustrating for adults. Children are also highly influenced by others around them. This includes people on social media as well as real-life friends and acquaintances. If someone they admire has something, they may well want it to because they want to be like that person.

What Are Squishies?

The Adorable Collectible Squishies are small soft foam toys that come in many different shapes and sizes. They are perfectly pocket-sized, which is crucial for a playground craze. See our page on other Toy Crazes. If you can’t find them locally, we’ve added links on Amazon. Squishies Are Often Shaped Like Food Or Pets Squishies… Read More »

What Are LOL Surprise Dolls?

Have Fun Unwrapping LOL Surprise Dolls LOL Surprise Dolls were a big hit in 2017. The original series came out early in 2017 with a second series out in the summer. New For Christmas was LOL Big Surprise which contains 50 unwrapping dolls. Expect to see Series 3 containing pets in 2018. Also available is… Read More »

Are Goobands The Next Big Craze?

Goobands Are Collectible Bands With Goo Inside The next big thing…? Goobands are a fun, quirky collectible. The range consists of 27 pots of collectible slime, including two-colour, glitter, shimmer and glow-in-the-dark slime. Each of the 27 pots fall into one of eight slime-tastic categories including Glittogoo, Glowgoo and Throogoo. The wristband makes these a collectible To… Read More »

More Fun For The Fidgeter With Fidget Cubes

Fidget Cubes There can’t be anyone in the UK who hasn’t heard of the current fidget spinner craze one of the top Toy Crazes in the playgrounds of Britain at the moment. High Street and online sellers like Amazon can’t re-stock quick enough. Well, things move on and now welcome Fidget Cubes. Fidget Cubes Offer More… Read More »

Slime Kits – STEAM Craft Toy Craze

Slime Kits If you haven’t been slimed by Slime yet, it’s only a matter of time. I first became aware of this ‘craze’ when special ‘slimez’ account started to pop up on my daughter’s social media. If you don’t want to go to the bother of sourcing all the slime ingredients on the internet, then… Read More »

Fidget Spinners – what’s all the fuss about?

Fidget Spinners Fidget Spinners Are The Playground Craze That’s Still Hot These fidget spinners the biggest of the current playground crazes and best-selling toy on Amazon. See our page on Toy Crazes for more about other current crazes. You hold them between a thumb and finger of one hand and use the other to spin them. With… Read More »

Wow Wee Fingerlings Monkey

What A Great Collectible The Wow Wee Fingerlings Monkey was one of the stand-out collectibles of 2017. The range has expanded in 2018 and now includes the original six monkeys – Mia (purple with white hair) Zoe (blue with purple hair), Boris (blue with orange hair) Bella (yellow with pink hair) Finn (black with blue hair) Sophie (white with… Read More »