An example of this is Pi Day. Every March 14th (3.14) we set aside a whole day to be...well...irrational. We make pi charts and pi graphs, and lots and lots of pie. Here are some photos of Pi Days past...
My favorite pi plate!
My favorite pie (cherry)
One of my very favorite people, making a silly face, and holding her own handmade cheese and basil pizza pie.
Here are some of our favorite pies for Pi Day...
Pizza pie (with fresh herbs from the garden)
Homemade chicken pot pie
Individual meat pies made in muffin tins
Tomato and zucchini tart
Chocolate pudding pies
Lemon icebox pies
Some ideas for celebrating Pi Day with your family...
Have a Pi Day scavenger hunt
Take the first few digits of pi (3.14159265) and print them on index cards. Hide them around the room and see if your children can find them all. Once you have them, try to put them all together in order.
Play with the numbers
There are lots of sites that have the first million or so digits of pi. Print them out and make a paper chain
The circumference of a circle is slightly more than three times as long as its diameter. The exact ratio is called pi. Use a hula hoop and a piece of string to show your kids how this works.
Use circular shaped cookie cutters to make circles out of play dough!
Find your favorite pie recipes or just go get some frozen pies and start celebrating!
I hope you all have a fun (and filling) Pi Day! Let me know if you plan on participating!