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!
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Pi Day Food Ideas
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?
Pi Cookies and Cupcakes are simple to make.
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.
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!
Pi Themed Gifts
Books About 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 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!
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.”
I know I would enjoy this really cool Pi Pizza Cutter…to cut our pizza pie with, of course.
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.