We are beyond excited for what we’ll be sharing over the next couple of weeks. Girls Camp. FROZEN style.
So how did we decide to plan a week of Girls Camp activities, food, crafts, a Kick-off Night, decorations, and devotionals all around Frozen?
It’s about sister love. And a mighty change of heart. It’s practically begging to be a Girls Camp theme. Seriously.
Today, we’re going to start off by sharing some ideas for a fun Girls Camp Kick-off activity: an invite, a craft, a treat, and ideas for a devotional.
What’s so cool about this invitation? It’s frozen. Literally.
So here’s how you do it.
1. Create your invitation. It needs to be smaller than what you’ll be freezing the invitation in.
We made up these invites that you can print off that include a FROZEN Girls Camp poem based on the lyrics of the song, “Do You Want to Build A Snowman?”. (There are six on a page. You can find them here.)
You can definitely create your own. If you decide to use these, before you laminate, write or print the when and where of your Camp Kick-off Activity on the back.
2. Laminate your invitations.
3. Decide what you’ll be freezing your invitations in. We froze ours in a ramekin. This size of circle (the size of the invitations we made) should also work for a muffin tin.
4. Fill up your muffin tin, cup, or ramekin halfway. Then, put a drop of blue food coloring in each container and stir.
5. Place your laminated circle invitation on top of the water. (Make sure there is room around the edges beyond the invitation so that when you freeze the other half, it will seal in the invite-not create two halves that aren’t connected.)
6. Once the bottom is frozen, top it off with water (I didn’t dye the second half to give the invite the two-tone look) and stick it back in the freezer to freeze the other half.
7. When the whole invite is totally frozen, pull out the ramekin or the muffin tin and let sit until the pieces easily slide out.
8. While you’re waiting for them to thaw just enough to get them out, prep what you’ll be putting them in (cellophane bags, ribbons, etc.). You’re going to have to move fast!
9. Start bagging them up. Once you have each one tied up and finished, you might want to stick it back in the freezer. You’ll have to deliver quickly, and this might be one of those things you want to do in batches.
And there you have it. The coolest invitation they’ll ever receive. You might need to suggest that they’ll understand what’s going on when the thing melts… It’s sure to get everyone excited about the Girls Camp theme and the Kick-off activity! (This would also be really fun for anything Frozen themed or any winter party.)
These pocket hearts are given to children in hospital environments or in crisis. They’re a physical comfort item that can make a difference for a little one whose life is in turmoil. We’d invite you to have the girls make two-one to keep as a reminder about mighty changes and soft hearts-and another to give to a local agency who can give these out as needed.
All you’ll need is fleece/felt, thread, needles, scissors and embellishments like buttons or lace. (Ask your ward for donations of fabric remnants, ribbons, etc.) You can find both the instructions for how to make these hearts and the pattern at the BYU Women’s Conference website. Click here.
A popcorn (snow)ball! White chocolate, mint, and popcorn delight! Click here for the recipe and instructions!
Girls Camp is big. Planning Girls Camp feels huge.
But it’s oh-so-important to remember that the pretty things and the frills are filler. They might be fun-and fun is nice-but the most important thing we can do for ourselves and for the girls is remember the purpose.
And the purpose is that we all come a little closer to Christ.
That our hearts are a little softer and a little mightier. A little more changed.
Because that-that is essential.
This quotation comes from a beautiful talk from Elder Marvin J. Ashton, titled, “The Measure of Our Hearts.” You can find that here. It could be a great place to start in planning the devotional that your girls need to hear.
So whether you do it at the beginning or at the end of your Kick-off Activity, I highly suggest some kind of message that gets everyone thinking about how their hearts might need a little changing, what the Lord expects of our hearts, and how we embark on heart-changing journeys.
This is largely what you can expect from these posts about FROZEN Girls Camp. Ideas for fun and food and suggestions of where to look or start for the meatier parts. We’ll also be sharing a schedule of sorts-how to break down four days of Girls Camp fun with the FROZEN theme.
Even if you aren’t planning a Girls Camp, you’ll see that lots of these ideas would be great youth activities for any night (like the Pocket Hearts) and applicable outside of “church stuff” (like using the ideas of the invitation for a Frozen themed birthday party).
Read about Day #1 of FROZEN Girls Camp here!
Read about Day #2 of FROZEN Girls Camp here!
Read about Day #3 of FROZEN Girls Camp here!
Read about Day #4 of FROZEN Girls Camp here!
Read about the Wrap-up and find FREE PRINTABLES for FROZEN Girls Camp here!
Find re-written words for Let it Go! (Let it Glow!)