8 Super Fun Classroom Activities for Pi Day
1. Create a "Pi City" Using Graph Paper.
Using the number Pi, fill-in the blocks according to each numeral.
- Start with “3”: make your building three blocks high.
- Then "1": fill in one block.
- "4": fill-in 4 blocks.
- Keep going until you get to the end of the graph paper.
Check out the tutorial below for more details.
2. Make a Pi Bracelet or Necklace.
There are two ways to do this activity:
OPTION A - As shown below, the student choses any color s/he'd like and uses as many beads as needed to match the Pi digits.
OPTION B - As shown below, assign a different digit to each bead color, and make a color-coded pi bracelet or necklace.
Via: Imagination Soup
3. Have your students find out the secret of Pi... 3.14 actually spells PIE when reflected in a mirror! Mind = Blown!
4. Have students memorize as many digits as they can. The one with the most digits gets to eat a piece of PIE!
5. Make a Pi paper chain!
Use a different color paper for each digit of the number Pi and have a blast at school!
6. Organize a Pi Day Scavenger Hunt
Download the full scavenger hunt printable here: Shari Beck
7. Have a Pi Sudoku Party:
Download this sudoku at Brainfreezepuzzles.
Rules: This pie has 12 wedges. Fill in the grid so that the numbers 1-12 appear exactly once in each region of the pie. There are three types of regions in this pie, each containing 12 cells. They are:
- Each of the six rings going all the way around the pie;
- Each of the six pairs of opposite wedges;
- Each of the six adjacent pairs of wedges of the same color.
8. Try This Pi Day String Art Activity
All you'll need for this cute activity is a paper plate, some paint, and some colored yarn. Using the Pi digits, create a string art pattern, and voilà!
Leave a comment