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60s Kids

7 Things That Didn't Fly In The 1960s But Seem Tame Now

February 12, 2019

Family Riding In Convertible, 1960s. A man, woman and three children smile from a convertible while driving on a family trip, 1960s. Source: (Lambert/Getty Images)...

Sixties TV-Themed Lunchboxes That All The Cool Kids Had

December 21, 2018

Child's lunchbox TV series Voyage To The Bottom of the Sea. (Photo by Henry Groskinsky/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) Cool kids from the groovy sixties...

Groovy Prom Songs From The ‘60s And ‘70s

December 7, 2018

High school proms are and have been an exciting American tradition for many high school students. Typically, proms are exclusively for upper class-men and have historicall...

Remember Romper Room?

November 6, 2018

Hostess Susan Gifford of the TV show 'Romper Room' instructing the children. (Photo by Carl Iwasaki/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) If you are a child of the sixties or seventies, you pr...

Remember New Math? The "New Math" Phenomenon Explained!

October 26, 2018

High School students in the 1970s working on an algebra problem. (Photo by Boris Spremo/Toronto Star via Getty Images) When the Russians launched Sputnik into or...

Groovy Posters From The Glorious '60s And '70s

June 19, 2018

Nearly every teen bedroom in the 1960s and 1970s had posters covering all the walls. Teens created shrines to their favorite hot celebrity, favorite band, and even favor...

Punch Buggy! (No Punch Backs!)

June 18, 2018

Beetle Sedan circa 1961: Promotional studio image of a 1962 Volkswagen Beetle Sedan. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) The Volkswagen (VW) Beetle has been quite a presence in the Un...

We All Wish Our Parents Bought Us These Valuable Vintag...

April 6, 2018

For years and years kids have loved their toys. Very early children’s toys were made of metal or wood and were heavy and clunky. Many toys were homemade in...

What Kinds Of Toys Were Kids Playing With In The 1960s?

March 27, 2018

Dad on the floor playing w. his 3-yr-old son who is sitting in the middle of circular toy railroad track, watching an electric train go around in living room at th...

The Thrill Of Going To The Penny Candy Store!

January 29, 2018

Child buying sweets at shop counter 9th April 1962. (Photo by Daily Herald/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images) Walking to the local candy store as a kid was such a thril...

SPIN THE BOTTLE, TRUTH OR DARE

December 15, 2017

A couple of teens kissing during a game of spin the bottle at a party. (Photo by John Phillips/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) When I was in Junior High School, what is now kno...

Public School Air Raid Drills: Do You Remember?

December 3, 2017

Students at a Brooklyn middle school have a 'duck and cover' practice drill in preparation for a nuclear attack; silver print, 1962. From the New York World-Telegram archi...

The Now 'Retro' Games Kids Used To Play In The 60's & 7...

October 11, 2017

Once upon a time kids used to play outside, they went out in the morning and came in when the street lights or porch light came on. Before computers, X-Boxes...