Check out these great STEAM Pi Day activities for kids that pair math with technology, art, engineering, and science!

**March 14th is Pi Day!** In honor of this international celebration of Pi, we’ve pulled together 14 great Pi Day activities perfect to celebrate with kids of all ages! Pi, or π, is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter.

In case you need a refresher, the circumference of a circle is the distance all the way around and the diameter of a circle is the distance across the middle.

Pi begins 3.1415 and mathematicians have spent thousands of years studying this irrational number. Trillions of digits of Pi have been identified so far!

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## Fun Facts About Pi

Did you know that the symbol for Pi was first introduced by William Jones, a Welsh mathematician, in 1706. The mathematician Euler made the symbol popular, but the symbol of Pi has been in use for more than 250 years! Wow!

According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, you only need about 39 or 40 decimal places of Pi to calculate the circumference of the visible universe with an accuracy equal to the diameter of a hydrogen atom. This is because the visible universe has a radius of about 46 billion light years.

The calculation of Pi is used as a stress test for a computer. The calculation works like a digital cardiogram that indicates the level of activity within the computer’s processor.

The Greek letter for Pi is the first letter of the words periphery and perimeter. Pi refers to the ratio of a circle’s “periphery”, a.k.a. circumference, to its diameter.

**Here are some of the supplies that you’ll need for these great Pi Day activities:**

- Fuse beads
- Embroidery thread
- Paper plates
- Markers
- Crayons
- Math Compass
- Construction Paper
- Watercolors

**Pi Day Activities for Kids to Celebrate Pi!**

## Pi Day Activities

Check out these great STEAM Pi Day activities for kids that pair math with technology, art, engineering, and science!

We love to pair math and technology to create fun art! This Pi Necklace coding activity is the perfect combination of math, binary, and hexadecimal coding for upper elementary and middle school students. It’s also an engaging Pi Day activity!

Learn the first 100 digits of Pi with this color wheel activity that helps kids to visualize numbers of Pi in the first 100 digits and learn about color wheels!

We love math and art activities! We work with pixel puzzles and mosaic squares quite a bit in our house and decided to use turn a skyline activity into a color coding mosaic pi cityscape activity that works on basic programming skills while introducing Pi.

The goal of the Finding Pi with Math Sun Catchers activity is to explore the number Pi and prove that it is a mathematical constant by making math sun catchers out of fuse beads for a fun math + art STEAM activity! This is a great activity for upper elementary and middle school kids.

This circle algorithm art activity introduces basic coding skills by giving kids a set of rules and steps to follow to create unique designs in each circle! An algorithm is a set of specific steps that you can follow to solve a problem. One way to teach your children about algorithms and unplugged coding is to have them create algorithm art drawings.

We love any reason to geek out and Pi Day is one of our favorite days to enjoy some math and art activities! From coding Pi necklaces to creating Pi mosaic cityscapes, we try to do a range of projects in our house so that each of our kids can geek out with us! This watercolor compass art activity is perfect for a wide range of ages and learning levels

This math + art + technology activity is designed to show how **JavaScript** programs can be used to make drawings and introduce kids to the **coordinate system** used.

## More Pi Day Activity Ideas

### Pi Day Pie Playdough

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Get hands on and learn about Pi with playdough!

### Pi Day Paper Plate Circle Craft

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Create a Pi Day paper plate circle craft!

### Pi Day Songs and Activities for Kids

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Find a bunch of Pi Day songs and activities!

### Pi Day Art Project

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This math + art activity is a great way to great grid art that ends up looking like a neat quilt! This is a great logical reasoning activity too!

### Pi Day Math Art for Kids: Pi Skyline

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Create a skyline by graphing digits of Pi!

### Geometric Math Art With Circles

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This geometric math + art activity is a great way to explore Pi and circles.

### Pi Geometry STEAM Activities and Math Ideas

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Find several different Pi Day ideas!

### Make Pi Day Brownie Brickle Pie Day

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Make a yummy brownie Brickle pie for Pi Day! Delish!

### Pi Day Free Printables

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Grab free Pi Day printables including Pi Day bracelets!

### Pi Day Treats

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Make some Pi Day treats to spread some joy on Pi Day!

### Celebrate Pi Day with kids with apple Pi pie!

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Make an apple pie for Pi Day! Yum!

### Spring Tree Coloring Page – Pi Inspired

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This Spring Tree coloring page is a great way to explore Pi and create art!

**What are the first 100 digits of Pi?**

3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679

**What is Pi?**

Pi is the ratio of the circumference of any circle to the diameter of that circle. The approximate value of Pi is 3.14.

**Who discovered Pi?**

Archimedes of Syracuse was the first person to calculate Pi.

**Does Pi ever end?**

Pi is an irrational number and has no final digit.

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