Tarzan Disney Day

Tarzan seems a perfect way to end your summer. I’m not exactly sure why, but it felt like a perfect movie for us to transition from summer to school year mode.

In the past, I’ve done a safari day with my dragons for Tarzan.

Very first Tarzan day when my oldest dragon was *almost* four.

We made binoculars from toilet paper tubes, hung paper vines from doors, and set up their stuffed animals all over the house to explore the jungle. While we didn’t do this in a picture-worthy manner this time, I highly encourage it to start your Tarzan day!

After that, make some Banana muffins.

This recipe is so delicious and easy. It’s great to enjoy with the movie and is filling. Plus, gorillas love bananas (and other types of fruit, too)!

This All About Gorillas printable was a lot of fun foe the dragons. Not only did they learn some facts that the movie doesn’t offer, but they got to color some of their favorite characters!

Let’s have a small moment together:

This blog has slowed down just a little. As our school year unfolds, sometimes all the hands-on Disney days are hard to keep up with (especially as I’m homeschooling more than just one dragon).

I hope to get more hands-on again, but appreciate the loyalty through recipes and printables!

Want more ideas for Tarzan? Two paper plates, with beans in the middle, stapled together and decorated- BAM: musical instruments! Trash the camp, my friends.

Trashin’ the Camp Banana Muffins

We made banana muffins in honor of Tarzan and all his animal friends! Did you know gorillas actually eat over 100 types of fruit? (Check out the free printable we had for our Tarzan day for more gorilla facts!)

This is a recipe we have made sooooo many times. They are sweet and absolutely perfect. I personally don’t need the white/semisweet chocolate chips, but the dragons love them that way.


– 1.5 C flour

– 1/2 C – 2-3C sugar *I used to make these with 1C of sugar and it was just too sweet. If you’re adding chips, I suggest doing just 1/2C*

– 1 tsp baking soda

– 1/2 tsp salt

– 3 very ripe bananas

– 1 large egg

– 1/3 C vegetable oil

– 1.5 tsp vanilla extract


– Preheat your oven to 350°

– Put all your ingredients in a standing mixer bowl or mixing bowl. Use a mixer to blend together nicely.

*You can separate your wet and dry ingredients if you like, but I have done it both ways and can tell you it has made no difference with this recipe.*

– Prep your muffin pan with liners & cooking spray. Use a medium scoop (between 2-4 TBSP) of batter in each liner/muffin.

– Top with chips, nuts, or toppings of your choosing.

– Bake for 18-22 minutes. I usually start at 20 and add minutes as needed.

Enjoy with your Tarzan day!

All About Gorillas (Tarzan printable)

I remember seeing Tarzan in theaters. I was at an age when cartoon movies were on the brink of “uncool”. As an adult, I realize how silly that is.

Tarzan is underrated, if you ask me. The music and humor in it are fantastic. It’s a family favorite, for sure (it’s kind of hard to find a disney film that isn’t).

For our Tarzan Disney day, I was really challenged to find some things that appeal to my littles and oldest (who is on the brink of thinking I’m not cool). My oldest loves to learn all the things, so this first one was geared toward him.

Super simple but fun. This printable contains some facts about gorillas and a couple familiar faces from the film.

After coloring and reading the facts, we talked about ways we can help gorillas today. We found the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and read up on Dian Fossey and her work. We decided to give a small donation, as everything always helps!

Coming up on the blog: a recipe that is B-A-N-A-N-A-S.