Give each guest a peace sign that is numbered. Tell them to go to a certain location where you want traffic. (Bar-Store, etc.) Have them take the peace sign to the assigned area to check to see if they are a winner. Be sure to let campers know ahead of time what the prize(s) are
Play musical symbols - like musical chairs but make symbols on paper, lay them out on the grass or under a pavilion. Play 60’s tunes – Prizes
Design a 60’s Bingo Game: Use typical retro symbols – Peace sign – ying, yang – flower petals - smiley faces – glasses – VW logo – bell bottoms – vest – love beads – fingers peace sign – tie dye shirt – love – yellow submarine – Brady Bunch Squares – head with head band, etc.
Have the kids decorate sugar cookies or cupcakes with smiley faces or peace symbols
Use a badge maker to let the kids design 60’s symbols
Make head bands with foam or felt. Have 1 inch wide strips cut in advance in the material of choice. Can be 11 ½ “long, use ribbon to complete the diameter around the child’s head. Use markers, crayons or colored pencils to decorate. Punch a hole at each end and pull a piece of leather, ribbon, string, etc. to secure it. Leave the ends long enough & let child add beads to the 2 ribbon pieces. Tie knots in ends so beads don’t come off.
Make a fringed hippie vest:
You will need a paper lawn bag for each child. Construction paper, glue sticks, and other decorating materials, and enough scissors for your group’s size.
Have the children draw a line around the middle of the bag about the spot where their hips are when holding the bag at shoulder height.
Hold the bag upside down, front of the bag facing your tummy. Starting at the open end, cut straight up center of the bag until you reach the bags true bottom.
Make a T-shape cut along the bottom on both sides of the middle cut.
Leave about 3-4 inches about where the shoulders will be. Measure the child from shoulder to the bottom of arm pit.
Make a slit or cut a circle in the side of the bag. This is the main pattern for the vest & variations could be things like cutting a v-neck. Have some examples of 60’s symbols available for the kids to get decorating ideas. Have them color, cut and paste. Then have them cut from the open end of the bag to the line in the middle of the bag all the way around the bag. This becomes the fringe.
Have helpers to do a few alterations if necessary. Brown bags can be used also. You can create a contest out of this activity also.
Rose colored glasses:
Need a sheet of white poster board & some colored art cellophane, not Saran Wrap, but the kind you get at a craft store, and several glue sticks. Make the frames for the glasses by tracing the bottom of a 15 oz. can of soup.
You will need 2 circles side by side with about 1 ½ “space between them. Connect them by drawing the “bridge” of the glasses. Inside the circles, trace a circle the size of a 6 oz tomato paste can. These are the lenses.
On the top side of the glasses draw the bows straight out to make the ear pieces. You may want to measure the distance from the child’s eye to ear to get a more accurate length. Leave them flat so the kids can decorate the frames with markers, stick on jewels, beads, etc.
Trace the 15 oz can bottom onto a piece of scrap paper. Cut a length of cellophane and fold it into a square and cut the circle. This is a quick way to cut out the colored lenses.
Have them decorate & take pictures when they are finished.
Have the kids bring (or buy from the store) a stuffed animal to make the above outfits for.
Spin Art :
Your own tie dye designs – younger children can dip a folded paper towel in a muffin tin filled with different colored dyes. Open it up and let it dry.