# Educational Games for Middle School

## Pi Day Puzzler

Here's one of our newest educational games for middle school. It's all about Pi Day, March 14. But it's suitable to play any day of the year! This fun puzzle ask kids to estimate answers to 10 questions. The correct answers will spell a fun pie-related phrase.

## Info & Directions:

You may know that the decimal, 3.14, is called pi. It is used to find the circumference and area of circles and of some solid shapes. For instance, if you know the diameter of a circle, you multiply it by 3.14 to find its circumference.

March 14, also 3/14 or 3.14, is known as Pi Day. To mark this special day, here is a special puzzler all about 3.14. Circle the letter of the best answer for each question.

Solve the puzzle here, or use our handy printable page.

Key Lime Pie

## Extension activities

1. Challenge students to make up more questions about the number 3.14.

2. Challenge kids to memorize the first 20 decimal places of pi.

3. Ask students to make a puzzler using the date of their birthdays. For example, my birthday is September 26.  So I should make a list of questions related to 9.26, similar to the questions in the Pi Day Puzzler.

## More Educational Games for Middle School

Here are a few of my favorite educational games for middle school and upper grades:

Johnny Appleseed This educational game for kids ask kids to follow very specific directions to discover a legend's real name. Kids can use this fun format to create more word games of their own!

Pushing Pencils - Learn about the history of the pencil while you very carefully follow some tricky directions on this interesting page. One of our best educational games!

Detecting a Device - Once again, students must follow explicit directions to unearth an interesting bit of trivia. It makes a great partner activity to  this Johnny Appleseed activity!

Is It or Isn't It? Here's a basic game format that you can use for many educational games for high school. I've included a sample game of vocabulary words and definitions for you to try!

Pigs' Wigs - Find a rhyming pair of words to match each description! You'll have wacky fun, especially if you play

Memory Brain Games - There's something here for almost any age! Find a detailed picture to memorize, a large chart of words to analyze from memory or play a party memory game. No matter your choice, you're sure to stretch those brain cells a little AND have a LOT of fun!

Buzzwords! To solve one of our exclusive Buzzword puzzles, you will use crossword-type clues, search through a honeycomb of letters, and unscramble anagrams. There’s no other puzzle quite like this!

Remember, we have lots more educational games throughout this site. Find many more by using the tabs on the left under Kids" Corner. Be sure to contact me if you have any questions.

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3. Pi Day Puzzler

### Think-a-Spell

A fun collection of brain teasers and spelling challenges. Best for ages 10 to adult.

### 101 Word Play Puzzlers eBook

More Buzzwords, Triangulairs, Zigzags and other fun word play puzzlers are packed inside this fun eBook!