Thursday, May 19

Facts about Hawaii

Hawaii Facts

Aloha!! Learn facts about Hawaii for kids.


Would you like to learn some facts about the different states? I would like to share some of those cool facts with you! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week, we posted facts about Georgia. This week, we are posting cool facts about Hawaii. You will learn about Hawaii's state flag, bird, and other facts.

Did you know that Hawaii was the 50th state to join the union? Yes, that is right. Hawaii officially joined the union on August 21, 1959! Hawaii consists of 8 major islands. It is located in the Pacific Ocean, southwest of the United States. Hawaii is the forty-seventh (47th) largest state in the United States. Hawaii is one of the smallest states. About 1,455,270 people are living in Hawaii.

 


Tell us a remarkable fun fact about the state you reside in?

 


Facts about Hawaii:

1. Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, volcanoes, aloha shirts, and surfing. The nicknames for Hawaii are Paradise, The Aloha State, and The Island of Aloha. The Aloha State is Hawaii’s official nickname. The Aloha State became Hawaii’s official nickname in 1959. The Hawaii state motto is Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono. The motto means the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. The abbreviation for Hawaii is HI.

2. Hawaii's capital is Honolulu. It officially became the capital in 1845, before Hawaii joined the union. Honolulu has a population of around 347,180 people.

3. The Hawaiian state bird is the Nene, which was chosen as the state bird in 1957. The Hawaiian Nene has a black head with an off-white creamy tan color on its chest and streaks of brown, white, and black underneath. The Nene is the world’s rarest goose. I recently posted facts about the Nene Goose.

4. The Hawaiian official state flower is the yellow hibiscus. This flower grows on shrubs, which can be short or tall. It starts blooming during the summer months and can be found growing all over the islands. They are very beautiful flowers!! The Hawaiian yellow hibiscus became Hawaii’s official state flower in 1988.

5. Hawaii's first flag was used on December 29, 1845. The flag has been modified over the years. The eight stripes of red, blue, and white represent the eight major Hawaiian islands.

6. Some crops grown in Hawaii are avocados, coffee, pineapples, sugar cane, and taro.

7. A few places to visit in Hawaii are The Valley Isle, Waikiki Beach, and Haleakala National Park. If you love beaches, Hawaii has many of them! Here is a list in alphabetical order of the eight (8) major islands that make up the Hawaiian Islands:

  • Hawaii
  • Kahoolawe
  • Kauai
  • Lanai
  • Maui
  • Molokai
  • Niihau
  • Oahu

8. Some animals in Hawaii are chameleons, dolphins, nene geese, hoary bats, and whales.

9. Hawaii can get very hot and cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature recorded in Hawaii was 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Pahala on April 27, 1931. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Hawaii was 12 degrees Fahrenheit in Mauna Kea Observatory on May 17, 1979.

 


Share a fact about Hawaii with us?

 

 

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Hawaii worksheet



 




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Books about Hawaii:

1. A is for Aloha: A Hawai'i Alphabet by U'ilani Goldberry

2. The Mystery in Hawaii: The 50th State by Carole Marsh

3. Hawai'i by Joanne Mattern

4. Hawaii Travel Activity Book and Journal by Lauren Kotwal

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 


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