Projects to Celebrate Pi Day

Projects to Celebrate Pi Day

Projects to Celebrate Pi Day

Pi Day is March 14.

Well, if you want to get nerdy about it, it’s March 14 at 1:59 and 26 seconds, and you know I ALWAYS want to get nerdy!

But for the purpose of celebrating the universal constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, let’s just go with March 14 as a whole. That way we get to celebrate all day!

Days like Pi Day (and Star Wars Day, which comes a couple of months later, and the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, also in May), are fun ways to add a little splash of festivity into what would otherwise be a normal day. It doesn’t take a national holiday and a giant feast in order to raise your wands in memory of the fallen on May 2, and you don’t have to spend the entire day at the mall with your extended family on May 4–instead, you get to have a Star Wars marathon!

And the same goes for Pi Day. Don’t be afraid of math–celebrate it! Bake a pie, order a pizza, and check out some of the other super fun projects that you can do to get a little more festive on this most Circular of Days.

clock. Makeover any old clock into this even better, Pi-themed one.

Fibonacci art. Circles make a great, easy decoration for a Pi Day celebration, and are even better when you use them to represent the Fibonacci sequence. So pretty!

fruit pizza. Not only is this fruit pizza a healthier option to other Pi Day treats, but it’s also a working pie chart!

pie crust cookies. What to do with leftover pie crust? The answer is obviously cookies.

pie in a jar. Here are your party favors!

Pi pie toppers. Have you solved the printables dilemma? If so, you’re set to make these paper Pi toppers!

Pi scarf. Let Pi keep you warm and snuggly! You’ll find the directions and pattern for knitting a Pi scarf here.

a string and a grapefruit. If you want to explain Pi to a kid, the simplest tools are the best. Gather up a string and a grapefruit, and soon kids will be on their way to solving the mystery.

vegan pie recipes. Make ALL THE PIE on Pi Day!!!

Image Credit: Happy Pi Day image via Shutterstock

1 thought on “Projects to Celebrate Pi Day”

  1. I liked your article because Pi Day should be about Making Math Memorable with hands-on activities.

    A free Pi Day Quiz Card is posted at (and at along with more Pi Day links and free projects, which teach fractions, algebra, trigonometry and more.

    Last Pi Day The New York Times’s NUMBERPLAY Column and the National Science Teachers Association posted the ‘Sneaky Pi Detector’ on their Resources for Teachers page and the Great Lake Science Center included it for their celebration:

    Hope you like it and share this with your friends.

    Best regards,

    Cy Tymony

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