Crazes I Remember from My Childhood

For a few short weeks they were the coolest thing ever, a collective obsession shared with every kid you knew which took up every spare minute of your day. But before long every craze had to end, replaced by the next big thing.

Here are some of the passing fads that I remember from my childhood:
  • Roller Skating
  • Hopscotch
  • Elastics (also known as Chinese Jump Rope)
  • Knuckle Bones
  • Chatter Rings
  • Roller Blading
What crazes swept through your life when you were growing up?

Posted by Bridey


Zay said...

1. Rollerskates (still a passion in my life)
2. Atari (I have moved on to wii, 360, and PS's)
3. Fat Laces
4. Jelly shoes
5. Fish net clothes, purses, stockings (thanks Madonna)
6. Break dancing/Pop locking
7. KangaROO shoes with velcro pockets
8. Kango hats
9. Gazelle glasses
10. I want my MTV
11. Cabbage Patch dolls
12. Pound puppies
13. Swatch watches
14. Big poofy hairsprayed bangs

phew...I could go on and on...I'm definitely a child of the 80s. :)

Lauren K said...

Tamagotchis and slap bracelets for sure. Both of which I was obsessed with....for about a month.

Erin said...

1. Pogs
2. Cabbage Patch preemies
3. Handball
4. Scrunchies
5. New Kids On the Block
6. Salt-n-Pepa (I grew up in L.A.)
7. TLC (see above)
8. Wearing one glove like Michael Jackson

Jackie said...

1. POGS!!!!!
2. Tamagotchis and Nanobabies and Gigapets
3. BSB and Nsync
4. Tether Ball
5. Scrunchies
6. Jelly shoes (My parents never bought me a pair because they insisted they would melt to my feet if it were too hot outside).

xlabellavitax said...

1. Cats-Cradle
2. Yo Yo's
3. Light Up Roller Blades
4. Spice Girls
5. Sabrina the Teenage Witch & Saved By The Bell

Chrissy said...

1. Cabbage Patch kids for sure.
2. Skip-it! You put it around one ankle, then swung it around on the group and... skipped over it. I was obsessed.)
3. Hide and seek freeze tag.
4. Babysitters Club books.

Scribbles said...

Uhh, all of the above!
I was at the train station not so long ago and two younger girls were playing with chatter rings. I'm sitting there thinking "Holy Hell this is annoying"... then "Awwww... I guess that makes me old now."

Also loved slap bands and elastics and making nests from the mown grass on the school field - that was so hawt for summer :D

releasealittledemon said...

1. stickers & sticker books
2. friendship bracelets
3. American Girl dolls
5. Jonathan Taylor Thomas
6. "Boy Meets World"

Vixel said...

Fun Faxes!
Snap Bracelets
Friendship Bracelets
Forever Friends-printed ... everything
Tinkerbell makeup

Zavi said...

LISA FRANK, Power Rangers, The Oregon Trail, Goosebumps, Baby Sitters Club

Rebecca said...

Baby sitters club books
Nancy Drew books
Collecting stickers and bubble gum cards
Making friendship bracelets
Strawberry shortcake dolls

Cat said...

1. Tamagotchis
2. skip it
3. pogs
4. pogo balls
5. Water babies (hah!)
6. Monchichis
7. Spirograph!

Roxanne said...

Razor scooters
Spice Girls
elaborate variations of "rock paper scissors"
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Non-age appropriate eye glitter
Creepy Crawlers

Godlesscupcake said...

* Carmen San Diego
* Goosebumps
* embroidery floss hair wraps
* Gooze
* Sega Genesis
* Sega DreamCast
* Ninetendo Gameboy/Gamegirl
* Skip It! (a great way to f-up your ankle I might add)
* Pogs
* Are You Afraid of the Dark?
* neon and/or plaid flannel
* Pagers
* Reboot

Anonymous said...

1. Tickle Me Elmo!
2. Rugrats, Hey Aarnold, Recess, PInky & The Brain... Nickelodean!
3. the Chicken Limbo
4. Slip n' Slides
5. scrunchies
6. giga-pets... computerized dogs, cats and other animals that lived in a keychain. I remember, I had a kitty. I was 6, naturally I was not responsible enough to care for a kitten that I could not ACTUALLY pet and cuddle with... my mom ended up taking care of it. It died 3 weeks later.
7. LION KING! and Land Before Time!
8. Furby
9. crimped hair
10. Fanny Packs
11. Beanie Babies!!!!
12. those journals that you had to talk to in order to undo the lock, lol
13. Go-Gurt
14. Baby Bottle Pops, WarHeads, Wonderball, Pop Rocks, Gushers, Lunchables, that oatmeal that "hatched" dinosaur eggs, Green Ketchup (EEEW), Zebra Gum, etc.
15. Shell Toe Adidas

and sooo much more! Haha, in case you can't tell, I was a rather spoiled child in the 90's.. I love remembering all of these old things!

Anonymous said...

Nintendo 64 with zelda and mario (i pulled it back out a month ago)



glitter jelly bean sandals (i got blisters on a hot day)

Root bands

blinky bill


bucket hats

Sabrina the teenage witch

denim overalls with some kind of glitter or stiched pattern on them


plastic lunch boxes

gum stickers




S-club 7

Im glad i grew up when i did

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