Similar to last week, we will prepare a meal reminescent of the era, create a timeline, watch a show (shows) that were on air during the time and we will complete craft and art projects. This decade offers some fun..GI Joe, Barbies, Etch a Sketch, the Easy Bake Oven and Skateboards and hitting the scene was the Flinstones, Alvin and the Chipmunks, the classic musicals, the Beatles, and more Elvis. Of course we will dive deep into history, the civil rights movement and remember JFK and the events leading up to his assassination.
We have found KC Library of Cultural History to be a great resource and starting point for our research.
The people history is another great resource, the kids love comparing the prices of what things cost back then compared to what they do now.
Here are some great 1960's recipes.
This is a great read for an overview of a family in the 1960s.
Here is a cute montage from 1960s cartoons.. we fell in love with it earlier today.
Some crafts we are going to do might include, painting ceramics, making wooden jewelry, S&H green stamp play, visiting a glass blowing facility to name a few. Have any craft ideas, favorite games or memories from the 1960s feel free to share in the comment section.
Looking for the Hippie, Tie-Dye, Far Out, Smiley Face activites, then stay tuned for our LATE 1960/1970s week coming up after our Egypt week next week.