One of my favorite things to get ready for Girls Camp is the little gifts we leave on the girls pillows before bedtime. I had a lot of fun with these Moana Themed Girls Camp Pillow Treats and thought I’d share what we did.
Moana Themed Girls Camp Pillow Treats
Since animals, like squirrels, were in the area and are known for ruining many tents trying to get to the treats inside we kept all “treats” non-food items that had a Polynesian feel to them with a good message to go along with them.
Look for the Good
Sunglasses were on the packing list, but we figured a few girls would be sure to forget them and be happy to get a new pair to protect their eyes during camp. The Ombre Sunglasses are from Oriental Trading.
We cut 2 slits in the circle and ran the arms of the glasses through to keep the tag secure.
Come what may, I know the way
Our theme for camp was “Come What May, I Know the Way.”
It’s a line from the song “I Am Moana” from the movie Moana. I loved that line and felt that it had a really good message behind it.
I gave our opening devotional on “Come What May, I Know the Way.” I talked about when baby turtles hatch they have to work their way from the beach to the ocean. Scientists aren’t sure how these tiny turtles know to make their way back. There are a lot of theories of whether it’s the slope of the beach, or if they follow the reflection from the moon on the water because they hatch under the full moon. But there is something inside them that guides them back. Baby turtles face a lot of obstacles and danger on their journey. In the beginning of the movie Moana helps a little baby turtle back to the sea. I likened the instinct of the turtle to the Holy Ghost which guides us to where we need to go.
We made the bracelets by tying turtle beads and round flat beads onto hemp twine with knots.
To keep bracelets from slipping, cut little slits on the sides of the cards to run the twine through. We secured the ends of the bracelets with tape onto the back of the card.
Be A Pineapple
I love this quote of “Be A Pineapple, Stand Tall, Wear a Crown, and Be Sweet on the Inside” and found these gold foil pineapple tattoos from Oriental Trading to go with it.
I’d love to hear if you use any of these pillow treats. And please share other great ideas you have for tuck-in treats!
Heather Bro says
I love your pillow handouts. I want to copy them for our moana theme camp as well.
Where did you find your round flat beads? or the polished hemp twine?
I think I picked the beads up at Michaels and the twine at Walmart – although I’m pretty sure you can find both in most craft stores
We have a Hawaiian-themed girls camp this year and I just found out I needed to figure out pillow treats for our 30+ girls for one night…! This was perfect; I don’t have to worry about candy melting or getting crushed, and I think the girls will really like the temporary tattoos (which I ordered ASAP and they came just in time!). Thanks for making it so easy for me 🙂
Yay! Have fun at camp!
I would love to know more about your theme and what you did during camp if you’re willing to share your ideas. If you could email me, I would really appreciate it. I’m trying gather ideas for our next years camp and I really love this theme. Thanks.
Thanks so much for the great idea! We have just decided on this theme for our 2019 camp! These details are perfect. I’d love to know if you have anything else posted or written about what else you guys did. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us:)
We have a ton of different Moana ideas. I’ll see if Nikkala can write up a post of all they did. It was such a cute girls camp. Good luck with yours. 🙂
Kristin Thompson says
Our YCLs just chose this theme as well! I too would love a post on all your other ideas! Thanks so much!!
Kimberlie Kuchar says
I too would love to know more about this them and what you guys did. We are just in the beginning stages of ward camp and this theme would be perfect!
Nikkala has tons of information. We’ll have her post all about it soon. Thanks tons and good luck!
Annie skousen says
I love this idea for a camp theme, l just got called as camp director l to would love it if you could share your other things you did at camp and also your devotional. Thank you
Kassi Mortensen says
Thanks for the printables!!! We’re using these for our group for girls camp in a few weeks!!!
Lindsey Likes says
I love all these ideas! We are using moana as our theme this year for camp. I just finished making the sea turtle bracelets. I was wondering and hoping that you had the devotional that you did to go along with the bracelets, and if you would be willing to let me use it/reference it for a fireside with the girls? Thank you for being so willing to share these fun ideas and printable. I know that they have been a lifesaver for me!
I love this idea of the bracelet and especially the message “Come what may, I know the way”. Also, incorporating the turtle which I am so aware of since living in Florida. We are so careful about these tiny turtles and how they find their way into the ocean. I plan on making these and giving to my granddaughters and others.
What a great thought. Excited for your granddaughters to get these.
These are the cutest!!! Thank you for making the printables