Need a quick and easy Pi Day activity for your second or third grade elementary students? Try this idea. All you need is yarn!
Teachers can use this simple hands-on classroom activity during math, science, or just as a fun quick project to celebrate Pi Day on 3.14. A perfect (LOW PREP) activity for learning how Pi relates to circumference and diameter.
Pi Day Yarn Activity Instructions:
Materials: All you need is yarn, scissors, and round things. Every classroom has those right?!
#1. Have students choose a round object.
#2. Have students wrap the yarn around the circumference of the round object and cut the yarn to show one measurement around their object.
#3. Now students will take this long piece of yarn and see how many times they can measure the diameter of their circle. They will cut a piece of yarn for every diameter they measure.
If students do this correctly they should end up with 3 diameter yarn pieces plus an itty little left over piece or 3.14 diameters (Pi!)
Yarn, scissors, round things, DONE!
Fun, memorable, and quick – my kind of Pi Day activity!
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Did you try out the yarn activity? Tell me all about it in the comments!
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