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The Swinging 60s

This CST activities page celebrates some of the highlights of the 1960s.

Begin the session by asking members what their standout memories of the 1960s are?

Which members are 'Baby Boomers', born between 1946 & 1964 during the post-World War baby boom?

How old were members during the 60s, were they infants, schoolchildren, teenagers or young adults?

Discuss 60s culture, fashion, music and TV & movies.

Ask members to say what these 1960s slang phrases mean?

- "Outta sight" (so great or unbelievable you couldn't take it in)

- "Fab" (exciting and fantastic)

- "Groovy" (cool, impressive)

- "Far out" (awesome)

- "Bummed out" (depressed or upset)

- "Souped up" (improved, usually relating to a car's speed)

- "Having a blast" (a good time or a loud party)

- "Catch some rays" (sunbathe)

- "Flower power" (Hippie movement)

- "Hang loose" (take it easy)

- "Laid back" (relaxed)

- "No sweat" (no problem)

- "Pig out" (overeat)

- "Right on" (I agree)

- "Wipe out" (fall off, usually a surf board)

- "In the groove" (part of a crowd)

- "Uptight" (tense and unable to enjoy life)

- "Shades" (sunglasses)

- "Threads" (clothes)

Can members think of any more?

ROUND 1. People

Just identify the famous person from the 60s

Hint. President & First Lady

Hint. "I have a dream."

Hint. "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."

Hint. International supermodel

Hint. Movie director

Hint. "It's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Hint. Singer songwriter

Hint. 'The Greatest'

Hint. World Cup 1966

Hint. "You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"

Can members think of any other famous faces from the 1960s?

What was her character's name in 'Breakfast At Tiffany's'?

ROUND 2. Culture & Fashion

Name the dress?

Name the coat?

Name the pants? Who is wearing them?

Name these denims?

Name this hairstyle?

Name this hairstyle? Name the group?

Name this hairstyle?

Name this symbol?

Name this gesture?

What type of wine are the two on the right?

Which hit song did she record with her Dad?

ROUND 3. Guess The Adverts

NB Some of these are later than the 60s

Name the drink?

Name the cat?

Sing the catchphrase - "For hands that do dishes ...."

Name the chocolates?

Name the lady?

Sing the catchphrase - "It's all you have to do ...."

Name the tea?

Name the product?

Name the safety rules?

Name the book on his lap?

On which TV show did Cilla's catchphrases - "And here's our Graham with a quick reminder" & "Lorra lorra laughs" come from?

ROUND 4. Name The Toys

Which of these toys did members have?

Name these dolls?

Name this toy?

Name these wrist-breakers?

Name this jumper?

Which company made this train set?

Name this creative toy?

Name this bike?

Which game made these shapes?

Name the racing game?

Name the construction game?

Name his backing group?

ROUND 5. Name The 60s Movie

Which of the following films have members seen?

Hint. "Let's start at the very beginning."

Hint. Daphne Du Maurier wrote the novella

Hint. Harper Lee wrote the book.

Hint. Steve McQueen tried jumping the fence on a motorcycle.

Hint. Simon & Garfunkel had a hit with 'Mrs Robinson' from this movie.

Hint. They were bank robbers.

Hint. Shirley Bassey sang the theme song.

Hint. "Mother's not feeling herself today!"

Hint. The computer's name was Hal.

Hint. "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain."

KARAOKE. Best Selling Hits Of The 60s

Ask members to choose their best songs from this list and play the lyric videos.


Get members to do the moves


Anyone remember 'Abigail's Party'? (It was first shown in 1977, so it's a bit out of sync with this page, but the food, furniture and fashion is relatable.)

Maybe have some 60s snacks on hand to recreate it, hopefully without the arguments!

Here are some ideas ...


JFK (John Fitzgerald Kennedy) & Jackie Onassis

Martin Luther King

Andy Warhol

Twiggy (Lesley Hornby)

Alfred Hitchcock

Neil Armstrong

Bob Dylan

Muhammed Ali (Cassius Clay)

Bobby Moore

Michael Caine

Holly Golightly


Mini dress


Hot pants / Lulu





CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament)



Something Stupid


Cinzano Bianco


"For hands that do dishes can feel soft as your face with mild green Fairy Liquid"

Milk Tray


"It's all you have to do. Do the Shake N Vac and put the freshness back"

PG Tips

Cadbury's Smash

Green Cross Code

Yellow Pages

Blind Date


Barbie & Ken



Space Hopper


Etch A Sketch

Chopper Bike




The Shadows


The Sound Of Music

The Birds

To Kill A Mockingbird

The Great Escape

The Graduate

Bonnie And Clyde



2001: A Space Odyssey

My Fair Lady


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