Chinese Checkers in a Tin with Regular Checkers on the other side and marbles and red/black checkers inside. I loved playing Chinese Checkers! Getting the tin open could prove to be an adventure at times.But well worth it.
"Clacker" or "Kabonkers"or Click Clacks! Lightly bounce the string to get them clacking together, then lay on the power hard swing up over your hand and clack there as well. How many times in a row was the goal. No way they'd create this for kids today.
Old school pencil sharpener, I remember dreading to get up and sharpen my pencil in class. Everyone looks up and watches ya and then you take the pencil out and have to turn it a different way to get the other side sharp as well.
Back when TVs were a decorative piece of furniture and us kids were the remote control! Also that multi-color test pattern that came on after the station signed off for the night and they played the star spangled banner.