Last year when Pi Day arrived (3.14) I was disappointed that we wouldn’t get to celebrate it (Apollo was one week post-surgery) and determined to do it this year. Well, I could never have foreseen the medical roller coaster we would still be on. Monday I had this short fantasy in which I threw an elaborate Pi Day party, filled with games, activities, friends and tons of learning.
Then I remembered the sleep-deprived, sluggish, tube-fed life I actually live and decided to just go for it. Forget perfection. Forget weeks of planning. Just get the darn thing done. I have this horrible habit of scheming up BIG ideas and never turning them into reality because I want to do it just right. It’s not like the kids were going to be disappointed that I didn’t provide more math pages…
So the homeschooled kids and I threw together a few math themed snacks and grabbed a few fun math books from the library. Kalina baked these lovely Pi Pretzels. We set up a little display on the counter as a surprise for the younger kids when they got home from school
This was literally the look on Avi’s face when she say the Marie Callender’s Turtle Pie I bought for the occasion. I’ve never bought I pie like this before, and let me tell you I was impressed.
This pie was really, really good. It had chocolate cream, drizzled with caramel, sprinkled with pecan pieces and chocolate shavings and surrounded by whip cream. It was so rich, half a piece was enough for me.
Tilly was our official First-Taster….and she heartily approved.
Apollo spied the green olives. The only part of the meal he would actually eat.
One fun game we played was to have the kids sit in the living room. I started a stopwatch and asked them to stand up when they thought three minutes and fourteen seconds had passed. They were all amazed how long it actually was.
I read them math books while they ate their snack (which was actually an early dinner). The kids were thrilled with their after school surprise and I was happy to have made them smile.
And to eat really good pie.
And no Pi Day post would be complete without Hezekiah’s Pi Hat!
If you do celebrate Pi Day be sure to link in the comments. I’d love to see what you come up with!
If you’re looking for more party ideas, check out the Marie Callender’s Blog.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.