I remember there being a tether ball on the playground of my elementary school. I was the champ, being tall and competitive. My kids have tether ball at their school, too. I'm still better than all the kids, LOL.
Barrel of Monkeys is a toy game first created by Lakeside Toys in Dump monkeys onto table. Pick up one monkey by an arm. Hook other arm through a second monkey's arm. Continue making a chain. Your turn is over when a monkey is dropped.