25 Creative Ways To Celebrate Pi Day With Kids
Of course, you celebrate Pi Day with pie! But we've got loads of other activities and treats for celebrating this infinitely fun mathematical holiday. Why is Pi Day celebrated on March 14? The circumference of a circle divided by its diameter is always the same number: Pi, aka 3.14159265...
On Pi Day, many restaurants across the US offer deals on all kinds of pie—pizza pie, cherry pie, pot pie, you name it. There are even events that celebrate Pi, pie, or other punny Pi-related things. We've gathered up some fun deals and activities to help you and your kids celebrate this unique math-centered holiday. And if your child happens to be celebrating a birthday on or near Pi Day, check out these 60 birthday freebies for kids, including a free slice of pizza pie from Sbarro's!
Bake a s'mores pie for Pi Day. Photo by Maureen Wilkey
When is Pi Day 2023?
Like always, Pi Day 2023 is on March 14.
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What is Pi Day?
Pi Day is both a celebration of math and nerdiness centering around the number 3.14 and a celebration of circular foods—pies! Whether it's fruit pies, chocolate pies, pot pies, or pizza pies, as long as you're slicing up a circle, you're celebrating pi(e). You can also celebrate Pi Day by reading stories, singing songs, creating art, and playing games involving circles and the number Pi in all of its digits.
An individual pizza for $3.14 at Uno Pizzeria & Grill is just one of many Pi Day deals. Photo courtesy of Uno
Pi Day Deals
Many restaurants and stores are joining the Pi Day 2022 fun by offering special Pi Day deals on pizza, pot pies, and dessert pies. Yum! Here are some to try.
1. Blaze Pizza
Signup for a Blaze Rewards account, download the Blaze Pizza app, and set your favorite Blaze Pizza location. Then enjoy a Pi Day Party at the restaurant!
2. Cici's Pizza
Cici's offers loads of deals for $3.14, including savings of $3.14 off an adult buffet or a large pizza.
3. Uno Pizzeria & Grill
Your individual cheese pizza at Uno will taste even better when it costs only $3.14 on Pi Day. Verify this deal with your local Uno Pizzeria.
4. Papa John's
Papa John's deals have changed over the years, but may include a buy one, get one for $3.14 deal on large pizzas. That was the deal last year; check back for this year's deal!
5. Boston Market
Not in the mood for pizza? Get a deal on chicken pot pie at Boston Market. Past deals have included BOGO or getting one for $3.14. Check with your local restaurant to confirm the details of this year's deal.
At 7-Eleven, 7Rewards and Speedy Rewards members get a whole pizza for $3.14.
Look on this grocery store's website for a coupon at participating locations for a fruit pie for $3.14 on March 14.
Save 30 percent on select pies delivered straight to your home from famous bakeries and pie shops throughout the US.
Look for a coupon for a free slice of pie with an entree purchase at this casual restaurant when you sign up for Perkins eClub.
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Spend March 14 at Marie Callender's. Photo courtesy of Marie Callender's
10. Marie Callender's
Marie Callender's always has a deal on Pi Day! Check your local restaurant to see what's cooking this year.
11. Whole Foods
Deals have changed from year to year, but usually include $3.14 off your favorite bakery pie, with an additional 10 percent off for Amazon Prime Members.
12. Your Pie
Your Pie offers $3.14 off all 10-inch pizzas from March 14-16.
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Make your own Pi Day pizza. Photo by Ally Noel
Other Ideas for Celebrating Pi Day with Kids
13. Make your own pizza
Pizza tastes even better when you make it from scratch! Try one of our quick and easy pizza and pizza dough recipes.
14. "Bake" a key lime pie
Try the no-bake version of this yummy pie from our list of easy no-bake dessert recipes.
15. Try a pumpkin pie shake or a pumpkin pie parfait
They're on our list of favorite pumpkin recipes and work well even for those who don't love pie.
16. Use pie dough to make homemade Pop Tarts
It's like having pie for breakfast!
17. Have a Pi-themed sing-along
Little ones will love to sing Pi-themed lyrics to the tune of familiar songs.
18. Create Pi Day art
Kids will learn math and measurement while making a sun-like circle.
19. Play Ring Around the Rosie
It's a simple and fun way to teach toddlers and preschoolers all about circles.
20. Practice math with a basic-operations color-by-number
Download this printable coloring sheet for elementary-school kids.
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Sir Circumference and the Dragon of Pi teaches kids all about the ratio. Photo courtesy of the publisher
21. Sir Circumference and the Dragon of Pi
This math-themed adventure book introduces little kids to the ratio in heroic proportions.
22. Happy Pi Day to You! (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
For younger kids, the Cat in the Hat makes calculating Pi as easy as pie.
23. Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
For bigger kids, this book explains (in a hilarious way) why we all need math every day.
24. Play a Pi Day card game
It's like Uno, but you have to play all the digits of Pi to win.
24. Wait, what's Pi again?
Still not clear on the concept? Watch this easy-to-understand YouTube video called Math Antics - Circles, What Is PI?