Most people love Pie, and Pi is pretty cool, too. Why not combine the two for a rounded week of Preschool Pi and Pie Trays? I liked that we have several ways to explore and explain the parts of a circle (deeper than we had in our early Circle Tot Trays) and roughly illustrate what Pi is.
- Celebrate Pi Day!
- Felt Pizza (Pie)
- Flower Pie Chart
- Minnie Mouse Coloring Page
- Pizza “Pi” Worksheet
- Measuring Circumference and Diameters
- Build Pie Words
- Picture Pie Pieces
- Color Wheel
- Simple Math & DIY Pie Pieces
- Fraction Puzzle
- DIY Pie w/ Beads & Play Dough
- Full Circle Protractor
- This cute and just-what-I-was-looking-for “Celebrate Pi Day” coloring page is available from Printable Colouring Pages – there are many other resources available at the above link as well!
- Added some big and bold markers!
- This pizza is extra special for us because it was one of two gifts E asked Santa for two Christmases ago. We play i tall the time!
- The Melissa & Doug Felt Pizza has so much learning potential – and is great for Pie/Pi School. This was our most effective way to demonstrate radius, diameter, and circumference!
- This is the wildly effective Flower Pie Chart from Education.com!
- This convenient coloring page is from a dollar store Mickey coloring book!
- Though the explanation would be over his head, I liked the tine-in of this Pizza Pi worksheet in this week of Pie and Pi Preschool!
- This discovery tray provides different ways to look at diameter and circumference.
- First I collected circles of various sizes that had an edge of some sort to make them easier to measure.
- Then for measuring tools I included a foldable ruler, mini tape measure, a Peg & Cat flexible ruler, plus various lengths of string
- A pair of scissors rounds out this tray.
- Here are two perfect options from The Learning Journey puzzles! Build the word “PIE” and also match the word to the picture of it!
- This page from the Picture Pie Fraction Activity was just what I wanted as a cutting practice sheet. Thank you!
- This color wheel was first used during Art Tot Trays!
- I thought this “pie” would be good to explore for multiple reasons. I added a crayon of each color on the wheel and blank paper!
- This is a hybrid of some other activities! The highlight is a four-piece pretend play pie that I made out of a foam circle, textured red felt, standard red felt, and a glue gun!
- To make this into a math activity, I added blank addition and subtraction problems that were already laminated to use with a magnetic dry erase marker.
- Finally I put all of this on a magnetic dollar store tray!
- I was so glad to see that Spirograph is back! While you can get the full Spirograph Deluxe Set, this is the handy Travel Spirograph.
- As toys go, may I say this is pretty darn close to the version of this I frequently played with as a kid!)
- Added several ballpoint pens to this so he could look at circles in yet another way.
- This lovely, chunky Guidecraft Fraction Action puzzle is a perfect fit for Pi AND Pie School!
- The sets themselves can be pies of one, two, or three pieces. The two-piece circle illustrates diameter as well.
- This very simple play dough tray is simply a small amount of white homemade play dough, a tart pan (or today, a pie plate) from the IKEA Duktig baking set, different dried beans, and a knife.
- I hoped he’d make a neat pattern of beads on a play dough pie!
- This Full Circle Protractor provided yet another way to look at circumference, diameter and radius. I included several sheets of paper, but just a pencil and scissors other than that.
Other Cool Pie/Pi Preschool Freebies:
- How to Make Pumpkin Pie Freebie
- Free Digraph Pies Literacy Center
- I See Four Pies Worksheet
- Happy Pi Day Coloring Page
Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you find some ideas here for Pi Preschool or Pie Preschool or like we did, a combination of the two!
Books for Pie & Pi Preschool!
(or maybe a little older than preschool)