How much do you know about the Aloha state? Let’s learn some interesting facts about the state of Hawaii!
Here are 12+ fun facts about Hawaii in two printable coloring pages, perfect for kids who love learning new facts and coloring at the same time.
You probably know that the islands of Hawaii are the perfect place to surf, visit volcanic mountains, and see where most of the Jurassic Park movies were filmed. But did you know Hawaii is the first state to ban shark fishing? And that the Kilauea Volcano, located on the Big Island of Hawaii, is one of the most active volcanoes in the world?
Continue reading to learn more about Hawaii!
HAWAII FACTS FOR KIDS
- Hawaii is a state in the Western United States, about 2,000 miles from the U.S. mainland, almost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
- It is the only U.S. state outside North America and the only state that is an archipelago.
- Hawaii has a rich history and is the only US state to have two official languages.
- Only Hawaii and Southern Florida have a tropical climate in the United States.
- Hawaii has 9 national parks, including the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Honolulu, the island of Oahu.
- The main islands the visit are Kaua’i, O’ahu, Moloka’i, Lana’i, Maui, and the island of Hawaii, each with different sights and activities.
- Hawaii has its own timezone (Hawaiian Standard Time) and doesn’t have daylight savings time.
- Mauna kea is a dormant volcano, 13, 803 ft above sea level, making it the tallest mountain in the 50th state.
- Mount Haleakalã is the largest dormant volcano in the world; the most recent eruptions occured between 1480 and 1600.
- Hawaii has five active volcanoes. Four are located on Big Island, the other is located on Maui, and there is also a sixth active volcano still submerged underwater.
- Mount Everest is the tallest mountain above sea level, but from base to summit, the tallest mountain is Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
- Hawaii has almost endemic species of plants and animals.
- The total land area of the Hawaiian Archipelago is approximately 10,931 square miles, with the largest island being Hawaii’s Big Island, which makes up over half of the total land area.
- The traditional Hawaiian language, also known as Olelo Hawaii, is still spoken by a small number of people in Hawaii today, and efforts are underway to preserve and promote the language and Hawaiian culture.
- Some famous Hawaiian words are Aloha (hello), mahalo (thank you), a hui hou (until we meet again), and howzit? (how are you).
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR HAWAII COLORING SHEETS
Hawaii facts coloring pages are sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.
- Something to color with favorite crayons, colored pencils, markers, paint, watercolors…
- The printable Hawaii facts coloring sheets template pdf — see button below to download & print.
This pdf file includes two coloring sheets loaded with Hawaii that you don’t want to miss. Print as many sets as needed and give them to friends or family!
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What was your favorite fact about Hawaii?