- Pie Baking Contest
Let students bake pies that are shaped like “Pi”. It would be best to pair this with a “Pi” eating competition.
- Pi Recitation Contest
Have a contest on how many digits of the Pi can a contestant recite. The one with the most digits will take home a delicious pie.
- Embrace your geekness
Tell the students and all school personnel to wear Pi related shirts or accessories. It may have numbers or Pi shaped stuff on it.
- Eating Pi foods
“Pizza” and “Pineapple. These are just examples of food starting with “Pi”. Happily share it with students during Pi day.
- Make a Pi Day paper chain
By using multiple loops of construction paper, you can create a Pi day chain. Each of the 10 digits will have to use a different color. These chain links will represent digit or a decimal place.
- Divide it up!
Treat your class for a “Pi”zza lunch. But before eating those pizzas, let your students measure the circumference and diameter of the pizzas.
- PIcorate/ Speaking of circles
Create a stunning hallway collage. By giving each student a quarter, they can decorate it then put them all together. Those are some aesthetically pleasing pies!
- Pi Day fundraiser
Solidify the students’ math skills and strengthen their multiplication tables by selling pizza or pie to students, faculty members, and staff. This can be a great opportunity to help a local charity.
- Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi
A read-aloud story about dragons and Math is the perfect choice for Pi-day.
- Conduct a Pi symphony
Transform Pi into a song or a melody. Students can use hums, beats of drum, claps, triangle, tambourine, or other musical instruments.
- Create Pi Day cards of appreciation.
Appreciate one another by creating sweet cards with a touch of witty Pi puns.
- “Pi” word challenge
Bring that fork down and pick up that pen. Conduct a contest on how many words starting with “Pi” can a student write. Anyone who wins will get none other than an appetizing pie.
- The Pi CosPlay Challenge
Show your creativity by wearing “Pi” related costumes.
- Classroom Pi Day Workout
So much Pi(e)! Let’s get moving!
- Pi Day Scavenger Hunt
Create small groups from your class and let them do a scavenger hunt just around the school.
Let the Pi related figures be the clues and let them find things like three pieces of chalk, a piece of paper, or four pieces of markers and let the number of things found be a representation of the numbers in pi.
- Extra Sweet Tooth Pi Day
Create chocolate pie pops. Don’t forget the stick!
- Create Cool Pi Bracelets
Let each number represent a color of the bead. These Pi bracelets are very pleasing to the eye.
- Share your best Pi joke
Here are some example to start with:
Quick trivia, the 3.14% of the sailors around the world are “Pi”rates.
Divide the circumference of the sun by its diameter and you will get a Pi in the sky.
I tell you, do not talk to Pi. He never stops.
- Relate your Pi experience
Let your students group themselves or individually share a short speech on how Pi is involved in their everyday lives. An example for this is the soccer ball they use when playing.
- The Pi Film Showing
Encourage your students to create a short film about pi. It can be an infomercial, music videos, etc.
- “Pi”per Plates
Before the Pi Day, distribute paper plates to students then assign a digit for each one of them. Instruct them to draw their assigned number on the plate and give it some decoration. They can form a circle on Pi day and take a gorgeous picture of it.
- Commemorating AI
March 14 is the great Albert Einstein’s birthday. Let the students make an art display about his achievements, discoveries, famous quotations, and of course, birthday cards!
- Broadcasting the Importance of Pi
For each section or group, let the students create a short segment for the school newscast about how important pi is. In math and in our lives.
- Simon Says Pi
With the same rules, play the “Simon” game but with the Pi numbers. Call out a student and have him/her parrot back the number/s after you say them. If successful, you will add a digit until they make a mistake. The longest digit to say back is the Pi master.
- Hula Hoop Contest
You can burn out the blueberry pies by holding a Hula Hoop contest. The Hula Hoop dancer to dance the longest can eat more pies. Look, they’re circular.
- Setting Up the Pi Day Groove
“American Pie”, “Honey Bunch”, and “Sugar Pie” are some of the classic pi-themed songs that can be played in between classes. This will set the Pi day groove: ON.
- Cheer for Pi
Know which grade can shout “ 3 . 1 4 1…” the loudest. They can also compose a longer cheer.
- The Form of Pi
Students will form the numbers of Pi by lining up and standing outside in a field or oval. Take an overhead picture of it. This can be worthy of the school newspaper’s front page.
- The King and Queen of Pi
Crown a King and Queen of Pi. Dress them with crowns (pie-plate), scepters (rolling-pins) and give them the power to announce who won the longest Hula Hoop dancer. They can also hand out the awards.
- The Race to Pi
In a relay race, students will run from one station to another. To move forward, they must answer a Pi question or trivia at each stop.