Celebrate pi day in style with these fun educational pi day activities for kids where learning is just part of the fun! Kids will love these creative ideas.
Pi Day is March 14th! Pi Day is called Pi Day because the first three numbers of pi (3.14), are the same dates as March 14th. It’s a fun time to celebrate all things pi, and these pi day activities are super-fun for elementary kids.
Many elementary kids are just learning about pi and what it means, but what better way to learn than with hands-on activities?
What is Pi?
Pi is the name given to the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle. If you have a circle with a radius of 1 (from the edge to the center of the circle), pi is the distance halfway around the circle. If you draw a circle with a diameter (all the way across the circle) of 1, pi is equal to the entire circumference. Pi never ends, and has been tracked to 10 trillion digits. That’s a lot of numbers!
If you do your math right, no matter the size of the circle, you can always find pi by dividing the circumference by the diameter.
Fun and Delightfully Nerdy Pi Day Activities for Kids
You can always make and eat pie on pi day (and I fully endorse this), but these pi day activities provide a little more educational value and different ways to play with pi.
Pi Skyscraper Art from What Do We Do All Day: This is such a fun way to use pi in a creative way. I’ve wanted to make this pi chart (ha) for years.
LEGO Pi Graph from Little Bins for Little Hands: I love this fun creative twist on a bar graph. Just like the pi skyscraper art, the LEGOs represent the numbers in pi.
Pi Trees from Mama Smiles: I love this Pi tree because it uses circles for the leaves on the tree. The printable has circles corresponding to the numbers in pi, which is tons of fun!
Pi Puzzle from Teach Beside Me: This is a tricky puzzle because it is a circle, with each piece representing another number in pi.
This History of Pi from Crafty Moms Share: This little lesson shows how the number of pi came to be discovered and why it was so important.
Pi Art from Pink Stripy Socks: In this activity, each color stands for a different number in pi. This is a true exercise in STEAM!
Pi Bracelets from Imagination Soup: I love the idea of turning Pi into a bracelet!
Watch this pi song, it’s amazing!
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