Pi Day is a silly and fun holiday to celebrate math with kids young and old! Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th every year because of the relationship of 3/14 to the numerical value of pi which is 3.14 or π.
Pi is the circumference of any circle divided by its diameter and -whether the circle is little or big- the result is always 3.14! (Technically 3.1415926535897932384… but no need to get bogged down in that detail in order to have fun celebrating!)
Young or old, little or big, we encourage you to spend today celebrating circles… and, of course, eating pie!
Here are some ideas to get you started – what other games and activities can you think of?
- Play games that use balls: four square, jacks, marbles, or maybe roll or throw a ball to one another
- Hula hoop or use it as a target to toss balls through!
- Play “Ring around the Rosie”
- Sing “The Wheels on the Bus”
- If there’s snow where you are, make a
snowfriendwith one, two, three, or even four big snow balls!
- Bake cookies, cupcakes, muffins, a round cake, or a PIE!
Have fun with π!