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Pi Day Celebration: Ideas for Food, Games, and Crafts

A fantastically fun menu for a Pi Day Celebration!

March 14 (3.14) is, of course, Pi Day! You don’t have to be a homeschool nerd to celebrate this fun day. After all, who doesn’t love pi/e? You can keep it simple and serve pie for dessert, or go way overboard like me. Either way, it’s a fun excuse to celebrate!

Ideas for activities, games, and food for a fun pi day celebration.

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Pi Day Food Ideas

A fantastically fun menu for a Pi Day Celebration!

Obviously, pie! But use your imagination. How about have an entire Pie Day? Fruit pie for breakfast, chicken pot pie for lunch, and pizza pi for dinner?

Easy Pi Day Celebration Cupcakes

Pi Cookies and Cupcakes are simple to make.

My kids had a ton of fun making these Pi shaped pretzels.

Homemade Pi Shaped Pretzels

My kids love making homemade soft pretzels and had a ton of fun making and shaping these. You can find an easy homemade pretzel recipe here.

Celebrate Pi Day by setting up a build-your-own-pie bar.

Build Your Own Pie Bar

It would be a lot of fun to set up a pie station where everyone gets to make their own pies!

Pi Day Games and Activities

Have a competition to see who can memorize the most digits of pi. We did this one year and gave a calculator to the winner.

Sugar Bee Crafts has a ton of inspiring Pi Day activities!

Make a Pi necklace or bracelet

Free Pi Day Printables

Pi Themed Gifts

A fun an humour pi t-shirt

Pi Humor T-shirt

A fun hand-knit pi hat.

And no Pi Day post would be complete without Hezekiah’s Pi Hat! You can find the pattern here on Ravelry.

Books About Pi

Why Pi? A big questions about math.

Why Pi? 

“Why Pi? takes readers through a mesmerizing, historical number journey, from the ancient civilizations that used numbers as simple measurement, through the Renaissance period with the conquering of the seas and mapping of the world, the Industrial Revolution, and all the way on to Einstein’s theory of relativity and discovering space.”

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi will teach your kids math while making them love math too!

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi is a long-time favorite of ours. This explains the concept of Pi in a way simple enough for a child to understand with fun illustrations of knights and dragons!

Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in Real World.

Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World

This book is geared toward adults, but would also be enjoyed by teens.

“Our whole world is built on math, from the code running a website to the equations enabling the design of skyscrapers and bridges. Most of the time this math works quietly behind the scenes . . . until it doesn’t. All sorts of seemingly innocuous mathematical mistakes can have significant consequences.”

Pi shaped pizza cutter

I know I would enjoy this really cool Pi Pizza Cutter…to cut our pizza pie with, of course.

Pi shaped cookie cutter.

Pi Cookie Cutter

I am sure the man in your life (or math teacher)  could use a cool Pi Tie.

If you do celebrate Pi Day be sure to link in the comments. I’d love to see what you come up with!

You should also check out my post, Math Books That Will Help Your Kids Love Math.

21 Comments

  1. Anna

    I thought I was the only one to come up with amazing party and/or homeschool ideas and then not follow through. It’s true though about the kids not being disappointed. My kids thought a half of canned pear with an apricot was a perfect turtle-shaped snack. I thought I was a failure because the pear “shell” had no design. But they were so pleased they inducted me into their Turtle Club!

  2. Julie

    Oh boy, you’re way ahead of me! We’re having turkey pot pie for dinner and I’m thawing out some of last summer’s blackberries for another pie. And we’re making a little tart-sized blackberry pie (with the pi symbol) for Wyatt to take his math teacher, who has been more of a blessing than he probably knows. (Wyatt LOVES his math class.)

    You know, if you write 3.14 and reflect it in the mirror, it spells “PIE” 😀

    Julie

  3. Lizzie

    That sounds wonderful! Pi has been one of the most frustrating yet wonderful parts of math for me. I had a Trig teacher 11th grade whose birth was on Pi day! I always told her it was written in her fate to be a math teacher. I absolutely love the idea of a party for math!

  4. Erica Sargent

    ‘Forget perfection. Just get the darn thing done’.
    Amen. Some things need perfection. Many things don’t. I am sorting through boxes of our family photos this week- 19 years and 10 children. What keeps going through my mind is, ‘Wow, I’m so glad we did that’ or ‘Shoot. I wish we had not forgone something just because we didn’t have the energy or were overwhelmed with life.’
    Children just want to live life with us. They don’t give a hoot about perfection.
    Good job making memories.

  5. Bernadette

    This all sounds new and enticing to me as an aussie. We however celebrate 14th March for a different reason, it was mine and my husbands first date 21 years ago (very young 16 year olds.) Wow how time flies!!

  6. Jill

    We started making pies and inviting friends over for pi(e) day about 10 years ago. It has grown to about 150 people or more, and this year I’m making 34 pies. It’s my oldest son’s (22) favorite day of the year! My two college girls are having their second pi(e) party tomorrow in their apartment, so the tradition lives on.

  7. Robyn

    I celebrated Pi Day by running 2*pi miles. But I had to cut the run short due to an inch of new snow over ice — I fell 3.14159 times. So I’ll make up for it by eating some pie… or at least salted caramel ice cream 🙂

  8. Catie

    This year is EXTRA awesome, because March 14 will be 3/14/15! This is as pie-y as it gets in our lifetime! I’m having a great big party, me and all my baking friends are making pies, other guests can bring pie they bought, or whatever they like!

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