Makes me nervous just looking at it.
Sweaty palms, heavy breathing, shifty eyes…and that’s the parents. I’ll admit spelling was never my strong suit. However, I would watch those spelling competitions on TV with such enthusiasm, you would think my kid was in the final round or something.
So when I found out our local mall was one of the locations to host Macy’s 7th Annual Spelling Bee, running from August 25-September 22nd in locations across the country, I woke up early Saturday morning to get a good seat for the show!
And how cool the host of our local Macy’s Spelling Bee was from Radio Disney!
My kids are all under 6 and they had fun watching and learning how Spelling Bees work. If you have a child between 8-11 years of age and they love to spell, you might want to check if there is a competition near you that they can join.
All kids walk away with a consolation prize, a bag of books.
The grand prize winner from each of the 27 participating Macy’s gets:
- One year online learning from Kaplan tutorial
- $150 Scholastic Gift Card
- $100 Macy’s Gift Card
- Apple iPad 3
So, if I start
9/15/2012 – Lone Tree, CO – Park Meadows @ 2PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)
9/15/2012 – Novi, MI – Twelve Oaks @ 2PM (Kids, 1st Floor)
9/15/2012 – Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Victoria Gardens @ 2PM (Kids, Lower Level)
9/15/2012 – Louisville, KY – Oxmoor Mall @ 2PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)
9/15/2012 – Miami, FL – The Falls @ 2PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)
9/15/2012 – Chesapeak, VA – Greenbirer Mall @ 2PM (Kids, Lower Level)
9/15/2012 – Paterson, NJ – Center City @ 2PM (Grand Court, Main Floor)
9/15/2012 – Pittsburgh, PA – Robinson Town Center @ 2PM (Kids, 2nd Floor)
9/15/2012 – Des Peres, MO – West County @ 1PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)
9/15/2012 – Bethesda, MD- Montgomery Mall @ 2PM (Kids, LowerL Level)
9/16/2012 – Bridgewater, NJ – Bridgewater @ 2PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)
9/22/2012 – Houston, TX – Memorial City @ 2PM (Kids, 2nd Floor)
9/22/2012 – Aventura, FL – Aventura Mall @ 2PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)
9/22/2012 – Coral Springs, FL – Coral Springs @ 2PM (Kids, Level 1)
9/22/2012 – Orlando, FL – Florida Mall @ 2PM (Kids, 2nd Floor)
9/22/2012 – San Diego, CA – Fashion Valley @ 2PM (Kids, 3rd Floor)