If you love whimsical holidays, you’ll love celebrating Pi Day on March 14, 2023! Kids of all ages and adults can join the celebration with these fun ideas – you won’t want to miss a piece of this Pi Day. Our Pi Day activities include printable Pi facts for kids and a printable Pi coloring page, along with a range of other ways to celebrate Pi!
National Pi Day 2023
Pi Day is the best time of year to celebrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It’s the definitive day when people come together to celebrate the most recognizable icon of nerd culture worldwide, with some creative activities like writing Pi-themed poetry, eating cakes and other circular foods, and playing Pi-related games Play. Come to the dark side, we have pi(e) chuckles. We love to celebrate National Pi Day every year with this printable pi facts for kids and pi coloring pages that you can download now by clicking the green button:
Why is Pi Day on March 14?
National Pi Day is March 14, 2023 because March is the third month of the year, i.e. March 14thlike the first digits of Pi!
To make this year’s holiday the best Pi day ever, we’ve put together a list of lots of Pi-themed activities for you today. Ohh, but that’s not all. We’ve also included a free National Pi Day printable to add to the fun. You can download the printable pdf file below.
History of National Pi Day
Scientists and math enthusiasts around the world make this day one of the funniest and most whimsical celebrations of all time. Pi Day is not only a national but also an international holiday and was founded in 1988 in Larry Shaw’s Exploratorium.
The Pi number plays an important role in math, so it makes perfect sense that we want to celebrate it every year. To better understand why pi is so important, simply divide the circumference of any circle by its diameter and the result will always be approximately 3.14 – and that number is pi.
National Pi Day activities for kids
- Have a Pi Fest with your friends – just eat anything round like pizza or cake!
- Eat foods that begin with the letters “pi” like pineapple, pizza, pine nuts, or a combination of all.
- Create your own pi shirt using fabric paint.
- Play pi games like breaking a piñata or host a pie-eating contest.
- Have a math competition with friends, but don’t make the questions too difficult!
- Write pi-themed poetry, similar to a haiku, but instead of using 17 syllables, follow a 3-1-4 syllable pattern.
- Challenge your friends who can name the most pi digits.
- Watch a math-inspired film like The Theory of Everything, Good Will Hunting, Moneyball, or A Beautiful Mind
- Walk, jog or run 3.14 miles
- Send a Pi Day Pass
- Create Pi themed art
Printable National Pi Day Fun Fact Sheet
This printable pi set for kids includes two printable pages:
- One Pi Fun Facts for Kids provides fun Pi Day Fun Facts for coloring
- A coloring page shows the first many digits of the pi number
Download and print PDF files here
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Happy National Pi Day! How did you celebrate Pi Day? What fun fact about Pi was your favorite?