Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef





35 minutes

Grade Level

Pre-K / Elementary

Age Range

3+ years

Age Range

ocean life, tides, gravity



The vastness of our planet's oceans guards unimaginable secrets. One of its most precious is Kaluoka'hina, the enchanted reef whose magic protects it against humans finding it. Kaluoka'hina's colorful inhabitants have always lived in peace until the volcano erupts and the spell is broken.

Now it's up to the young sawfish, Jake, and his paranoid pal, Shorty, to restore the magic of Kaluoka'hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. But how is a fish supposed to touch the moon? This is just one of the intriguing puzzles Jake and Shorty have to solve on their most exciting adventure ever: the quest to save their beloved reef.

Teaching Guides

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