The Fidget Spinner Craze

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Over the years, what young people have been up to has varied a lot. This means that the trends have changed with them. The machine challenge, the bottle flip challenge, the dangerous and daring knife game are just a few of the things people have been up to. Now comes the fidget spinner.

The fidget spinner is a wheel-like object which is just a bit smaller than the palm of your hand. It has three long bumps that extend off it and a hole in each one. You place your thumb and index finger on the centre circle, then you quickly spin the bumps and then it spins. Although it may sound boring to some people, others find it highly addictive.

“I personally think that fidget spinners are a fun toy and are very addicting to fidget with!” said one Year 6 boy.

“I think that they are pointless because they don’t do much and they just spin around,” said another.

Those are two different opinions from two different people. So some find it highly addicting and fun, whereas others just think it as being a waste of money and time.

Many demonstrations of the fidget spinner in action are available on YouTube and if you would like to buy one they are available online from websites such as Amazon and eBay.

So, what do you think about fidget spinners, are they useless and boring or are they addictive and worth every penny?


Charlie, Year 6

Burgh School




20 Responses to The Fidget Spinner Craze

  1. charlie April 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Great article Charlie, I never knew how addictive the fidget spinner was.

  2. Ava April 20, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Great article Charlie! I never knew that people could get addicted to a fidget spinner!

  3. Harry April 20, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Can’t wait to get mine in the post. Great article Charlie! 🙂

  4. Thomas April 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Great article it has a lot of depth to it. Sounds really addictive, like you said.

  5. Abi and Lilia April 20, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Brilliant article Charlie. Who knew they’d get that popular? Personally, we think that the fidget spinners are a waste of money!

  6. Oli April 20, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    This is a great article Charlie, I have got a fidget spinner and it’s very good 🙂

  7. mikel April 20, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Great article, Charlie. Can’t wait to get mine (-:

  8. Charliue April 20, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Great article Charlie! Who knew fidget spinners were so addictive.

  9. Will April 20, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Really good article Charlie! Personally, I think that they are really addictive and that they are really worth the money and time. I’m really not going to lie, I really want one myself but I think my and my mum’s opinions will differ! The only problem is the noise they make, they are so annoying when you are trying to concentrate! Overall I think they are really awesome!

  10. Lily April 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Great article, Charlie. I have researched it to find out more about it and I personally think it’s a waste of money.
    I think your descriptive and factual article is very well written!

  11. jude April 25, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Love it!

  12. jude April 25, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I really want one!

    • Jessica Harvey April 26, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      Its only £4 for a normal one or £10 for one that lights up whenever you spin it!

  13. Jessica Harvey April 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Great Article Charlie, I have one and i personally think it’s highly addictive!!!!

  14. Callum May 3, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Fidget spinners are a waste of money, nobody cares about anything else and I hate the world right now.

  15. James morrison May 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Yeah everyone loves them W H Y !

  16. Will.N May 4, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    amazing article Charlie I’ve got one to

  17. Grace May 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Fantastic article Charlie, it is very interesting and it is definitely making me want to get one!

  18. Libby May 6, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Great article Charlie, I think they are great but I also think that they need to do them in smaller sizes because it won’t spin because it is too big for me!!! Who would have thought something you spin would be so popular. I do think they are quite expensive for a little thing like that though. Overall I really like them!! 😁

  19. bazomo May 13, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I think the cheap ones are ok, i mean its just a toy to play around with but it fidget spinners has really blown up lately. So I think they are fun to have but dont get the huge hype. 😉