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14 Fun Things to Do With Your Family for Pi Day

It’s March 14, and as we all know, 3.14 equals pi. Actually, pi goes on a lot longer than that, but we’ll just go with it, okay? Because we’re trying to make math fun here, people.

Pi Day is especially fun if your kids have been randomly saying “I like pie” for the last year or so every time they want to get you off-track. Or is that just happening at my house?

Anyway, here are 14 fun things to do with your kids today! Now I’m off to go buy a pre-made pie and a can of whipped cream.

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    Fun Stuff or Pi Day
    Scroll through for 14 fun things to do with your family for Pi Day!
  • Obviously, there should be pie. 2 of 15
    Obviously, there should be pie.
    Obviously, you should have pie. It's pretty much mandatory. Although, don't feel like you have to bake a fancy one like this. I'm totally picking one up at the grocery store later, and making a pi symbol on it with whipped cream.

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  • Possibly there should be even more pie. 3 of 15
    Possibly there should be even more pie.
    Bake or buy a custard pie, and write the pi symbol, and as many numbers as possible, on the pie with an icing tube.

    (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
  • Be ironic. 4 of 15
    Be ironic.
    This cake is pi.

    (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Tatraeder)
  • Have delicious fun with math! 5 of 15
    Have delicious fun with math!
    Sure, you could bake these and make home-made cookie icing, but you could also just buy some round cookies and a couple tubes of icing, and let your kids go nuts. You can work in subtraction, too, while you eat them. Math is fun! And delicious!

    (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/keegan)
  • Blow your kids’ minds. 6 of 15
    Blow your kids' minds.
    The mirror image of 3.14 pretty much spells out PIE. The wonders of math!

    (Photo Credit: Jokeroo)
  • Make some super-cool geeky fashion. 7 of 15
    Make some super-cool geeky fashion.
    Make an incredibly cool, geeky belt with surprisingly simple instructions from Helping Little Hands.

    (Photo Credit: Helping Little Hands)
  • Give everyone in your family a Pi Day nickname. 8 of 15
    Give everyone in your family a Pi Day nickname.
    Need inspiration? Polly from the great geeky-crafty blog Helping Little Hands has instructions and free templates for making shirts that say "Sweetie Pi," "Mud Pi," "Cutie Pi," and my favorite (from when she was pregnant) "Pi in the Oven."

    (Photo Credit: Helping Little Hands)
  • Start teaching your baby math as early as possible. 9 of 15
    Start teaching your baby math as early as possible.
    Or, at least start encouraging geeky fun as early as possible. How cute is this "Fresh Baked jPi" onesie? Instructions and free template at Helping Little Hands.

    (Photo Credit: Helping Little Hands)
  • Don’t leave your pets out of the fun. 10 of 15
    Don't leave your pets out of the fun.
    Especially if your cat is a little broad across the beam and is willing to sit like this.

    (Photo Credit: Cheezburger)
  • Knit a pi fez. 11 of 15
    Knit a pi fez.
    For the ultimate in hipster nerd crafting, knit your kid an awesome pi-patterned fez with instructions from Etsy crafter Thorn Maiden Designs.

    (Knitting Pattern (not a finished product!) available from Etsy, $3)
  • For the less adventurous crafter: String a pi bracelet. 12 of 15
    For the less adventurous crafter: String a pi bracelet.
    With some elastic and plastic number beads, you and your kids can make cool pi bracelets! How many decimal points of pi will fit on each person's wrist?

    (Beads available on Etsy, $4.20 for 60 grams of beads, which is approximately 460 beads)
  • Order out for pizza pi. 13 of 15
    Order out for pizza pi.
    Or, make your own at home, and throw on some toppings in the shape of the pi symbol. For advanced geeks, buy your own pizza dough, and shape the whole darn thing into a pi.

    (Photo Credit: Flickr/Ludie Cochrane)
  • Sing a pi song. 14 of 15
    Sing a pi song.
    Check out this YouTube video called "Mathematical Pi," which is set to the tune of the Don McLean song, "American Pie."

    (Photo Credit: YouTube)
  • Make every song a pi song. 15 of 15
    Make every song a pi song.
    Replace every syllable that rhymes with pi: choose from such favorites as Rebecca Black's "Pi Day," Katy Perry's "Last Pi Day Night," and of course the old Buddy Holly classic, "Pi, Pi, Love."

    (Photo Credit: Buzzfeed)

Read more from Joslyn on Babble and at her blog, stark. raving. mad. mommy. You can also follow Joslyn on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

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