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?



SONG BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7SI7N22k_A


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?



SONG BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2fPkzJsMU8


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?



SONG BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWAcG5p0Jyg


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?



SONG BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxNohANhJiA


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.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9QczCdt2WY



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT1HCQcSHW0



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vACu1EYY730



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJQJ7utg7as



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc_BU87ZDfg



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxx7rG2uBXU



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4voFiUTyQs




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d6tvTdgiL4



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2595abcvh2M



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vP-tu_AJqo





PRACTICAL ACTIVTY - 60s dances


Get members to do the moves



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1o3cbLYoIY





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKpVQm41f8Y




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU5xxh5UX4U




REFRESHMENTS



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 ...












ROUND 1



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




ROUND 2



Mini dress


Parka


Hot pants / Lulu


Dungarees


Beehive


Mop


Bombshell


CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament)


Peace


Liebfraumilch


Something Stupid




ROUND 3



Cinzano Bianco


Charlie


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


Milk Tray


Petunia


"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




ROUND 4



Barbie & Ken


Yo-Yo


Clackers


Space Hopper


Hornby


Etch A Sketch


Chopper Bike


Spirograph


Scalextric


Meccanno


The Shadows




ROUND 5



The Sound Of Music


The Birds


To Kill A Mockingbird


The Great Escape


The Graduate


Bonnie And Clyde


Goldfinger


Psycho


2001: A Space Odyssey


My Fair Lady












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