Moana Disney Day

When Moana was released we missed it in theaters. As soon as it came out digitally, we bought it. (And now everyone can enjoy it on Disney +!)

My husband was late coming home from work the day we planned to watch it. Since our dragons were pretty little and getting rather grumpy, we stopped it halfway through for bedtime and promised the rest for the next day.

As soon as the littles were asleep, however, hubby and I finished the movie. We couldn’t help ourselves.

Our Moana day was so much fun. I love our Disney Days that are extremely hands-on, and this was one of them. The prep is minimal and the results keep the kiddos entertained for a very long time.

We started out the day by making the Coconut Muffins. Since these have to go in the oven for 20 minutes or so, plus prep time, they gave us time to do something else instead of stare at the oven in anticipation. These were perfect to go along with the movie, as the coconut is what keeps Moana’s island moving in the beginning of the movie.

While these were baking/cooling, we did our first craft and made Hei Hei. I absolutely loved doing this. Each Hei Hei turned out unique to his crafter, and the dragons really zoned-in on what they were doing.

After they finished making Hei Hei, we made Moana’s Mango Smoothie to pair with the Coconut Muffins and watched the movie! What’s your favorite part of Moana?

After the movie, we sat down again to color, cut, and create our Bowling for Kakamora game. These coconut creatures are a lot of fun in the movie. Have you found the Easter egg that is Baymax in the scene?

Then the dragons bowled, bowled, and bowled some more.

Moana filled our day, which was perfect because we were on day three of rain at that point. If you’re enjoying some sunshine, take the bowling outside and then spend some time doing water play! It always zaps our dragons and makes bedtime so much easier.

Bowling for Kakamora

When Moana is trying to convince Maui that he is afraid of the Heart of the Ocean, she attracts the Kakamora with her shouting. These “kind of cute” coconut creatures bring a nice amount of action to the beginning of Moana and Maui’s journey. We thought it would be fun to have a game of our own with them.

Supplies Needed:

  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towel Rolls (preferably nine, like a bowling pin set)
  • A smaller ball to represent a coconut/bowling ball for this set.
  • Printable of Kakamore to color
  • Scissors, Glue, Tape, Coloring Supplies


  • Color the Kakamora and cut them out when finished.

    *I was able to make them on my Cricut, so I had the dragons color them and then I used the Cricut to cut them out. If you have this option, it’s always worth it! (Unless, of course, your kiddos want to cut them out.)
  • Glue or tape your Kakamora to your TP rolls. You can also give your kiddos the option to color/pant the TP rolls, which I wish we would’ve done.

Set them up like bowling pins and go to town! As you can see, we only had eight rolls so I set them up creatively. You can have as many Kakamora or as few as you’d like for this!

The face when you miss.

If you want to, setting up a “bumper system” for smaller littles might be a good idea! My youngest (newly 3) ended up getting as close as he liked so he could hit the Kakamora. This game kept them entertained for a VERY long time.

Click to Print/Download.

Coconut Muffins and Moana’s Mango Smoothie

Our Moana day wouldn’t be complete without some tropical recipes, not to mention all the coconut my dragons would allow.

Fact: 1/3 of my dragons loves coconut, as do I and the hubby.

Fact: 2/3 of my dragons don’t care for coconut. I don’t know what’s wrong with them.

If you’re like the majority of my dragons, you can skip on down to our delicious smoothie recipe. But first, for the coconut lovers.

Coconut Muffins


  • 1/4 C coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 C unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 C sweetened coconut, plus extra for sprinkling

Vegan option:

– Use 1/2 C of Coconut Milk
– Nix the egg and add an extra 1/4 C of coconut oil.


  • Preheat your oven to 350 and prep your oven pan with liners or cooking oil or both.
  • Whisk together your coconut oil, egg, vanilla, and milk
  • Add your sugar, salt, baking power, and flour. Mix well. The batter will seem a little thick, but trust me- it’s perfect.
They smiled on their own. So much for taking a candid picture!
  • Mix in your coconut!
  • Scoop the mix into your muffin pan. How much you put into the cups will determine how big your muffins are.
    *For our muffins, we did 6 muffins as described, then added 1/4 white chocolate chips to the other six. Semi-sweet chocolate chips also taste delicious! You can add these before scooping any muffins, and then I’d add between 1/2-2/3 C chocolate or white chocolate chips.
  • Sprinkle extra coconut on top if desired.
  • Bake the muffins for 18-22 minutes, until they look golden on the sides and the coconut on top looks nice and golden/crispy. Let them sit a minute before digging in!

Moana’s Mango Smoothie


  • 6oz pineapple juice
  • 1 C coconut water with pineapple (this makes it sweeter- but you can use any variety of Coconut water!)
  • 2 C frozen mango
  • 2 very ripe bananas


  • Add all the ingredients to the blender, putting the juice and coconut water in first (this makes it easier to blend).
  • Cover it up and blend until there are no chunks in the smoothie.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Enjoying these two snacks together gives your tastebuds a tropical getaway! Perfect to enjoy while watching Moana. Don’t forget to check out our Hei Hei Craft for your Moana day as well!