Kids Corner

A breaching humpback whale
Photo: NOAA, under NOAA permit #782-1438

Games & Activities

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Migration Game

Humpback whales are found in oceans worldwide. They hold the record for the longest migration among mammals. Play this fun and interactive game to learn more about the North Pacific stock of humpback whales and their migration to Hawai`i. Learn about the dangers that humpbacks may encounter and find out what you can do to help. Have fun!

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Ulana Launia – Coconut Leaf Weaving

This activity teaches kids how to weave a humpback whale from a coconut leaf (palm).

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Sea Creatures of Hawai`i Matching Game

Download this matching game to learn the Hawaiian names of Hawai`i's sea creatures.

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Living in a Sanctuary

After you learn about national marine sanctuaries, use this sheet to design your own sanctuary.

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Humpback Whale Word Search

Learn more about humpback whales by reading and then finding the key words in the word search puzzle.

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Humpback Whale Trivia Questions

Test your knowledge about humpback whales and learn new fun facts!

Activity Books

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Humpback Whale Activity Book

This activity book teaches basic information about humpback whale behavior and biology.

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Kihei Visitor Center Activity Book

Explore the sanctuary's Visitor Center in Kihei, Maui, with this fun activity book. You will learn about humpback whales and many other marine life in Hawaii.

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Seabirds & Shorebirds of Hawai`i Activity Book

This activity book teaches students the about the seabirds and shorebirds that live in and migrate to Hawai`i.

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Why is Hawai`i's Ocean Important? A Keiki Activity Book

This activity book teaches students the basics of protecting Hawai`i's ocean and the animals that live in it. This book was produced by the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative Research Program under the direction of NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Sciences in collaboration with the Sanctuary, University of Hawaii Sea Grant, the Waikiki Aquarium, and other partners.

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The Koholā and the Kolea, a Coloring Book in English and Hawaiian

This children's coloring book tells a story about humpback whales and plovers.

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Pacific Coral Reef Coloring Book in English in Hawaiian

This children’s coloring book provides information about corals for children.

Visit the National Marine Sanctuary System’s “Education” web page for more offerings and just for fun!