The Complete Guide to Celebrating Pi Day on March 14, 2022

If you love quirky holidays, you will love celebrating Pi Day on March 14, 2022! Kids of all ages and adults can join the celebration with these fun ideas – you won’t want to miss a slice of this Pi day…

Pi Day is the best time of the year to celebrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It’s the definite day where people get together to celebrate the most recognizable icon of nerd culture worldwide, with some creative activities like writing Pi-themed poetry, eat pie and other circular foods, and pi-related play games.

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National Pi Day 2022

Come to the dark side, we have pi(e) {giggles}. We love celebrating National Pi Day every year! National Pi Day is on March 14, 2022. Because March is the third month of the year, making it 3/14, like the first digits of pi! In order to make this year’s holiday the best Pi Day ever, we put together a list with many pi-themed activities for you to do today.

Ohh, but that’s not all. We have also included a free National Pi Day printout to add to the fun. You can download the printable pdf file below.

National Pi Day History

Scientists and math enthusiasts everywhere across the world make this day one of the funnest and quirkiest celebrations ever. Pi Day is not only a national but also an international holiday and was founded in 1988 at the Exploratorium by Larry Shaw.

The Pi number plays an important role in mathematics so it makes total sense we want to celebrate it every year. To better understand why Pi is so important, simply divide any circle’s circumference by its diameter and the answer will always be approximately 3.14 – and that number is Pi.

National Pi Day Activities for Kids

Here are some fun ideas to celebrate Pi day with your friends and family:

  • Have a pi feast with your friends – simply eat anything that is circular, like pizza or pie!
  • Eat foods that start with the letters “pi”, like pineapple, pizza, pine nuts, or a combination of all.
  • Create your own pi shirt using fabric paint.
  • Play pi-themed games, like breaking a piñata or have a pie-eating contest.
  • Have a math contest with friends, just don’t make the questions too hard!
  • Write pi-themed poetry similar to a haiku, but instead of using 17 syllables, follow a 3-1-4 syllabic pattern.
  • Challenge your friends to see who can name the most digits of pi.
  • Watch a math-inspired movie like “The Theory of Everything”, “Good Will Hunting”, “Moneyball” or “A Beautiful Mind”
  • Walk, jog, or run 3.14 miles
  • Send a pi day card
  • Create pi-themed art

Printable National Pi Day Fun Facts Sheet

This printable set includes two coloring pages:

  • one coloring page features fun Pi Day fun facts ready to be colored
  • one coloring page features the first many digits of the Pi number

Download & Print pdf File Here

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Happy National Pi Day!

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