This is a very popular and simple game which can be played by children as young as 5. The game involves spinning a lattu -
a solid turnip shaped wooden toy with a grooved lower half with two nails dug at the top and the bottom.
cotton string is wrapped around the lower half of the lattu. The lattu is then thrown on the ground with a jerk and the string is pulled out as the lattu moves round. The children take turns at spinning the top, and the one who spins it the longest, is the winner.