Are you ready to relive some of our favorite spelling bee moments?
With no live action sports, ESPN is digging into their archives to find classics from the past. This Sunday, ESPN will air a seven-hour marathon of past Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals. With more than 25 years of spelling bee coverage, they picked some of the best. The marathon will include encores of three of our most dramatic Finals with memorable moments that every Bee fan will enjoy!
Sunday, April 12 on ESPN
12 p.m. ET | 1997 Finals, won by Rebecca Sealfon
2:30 p.m. ET | 2004 Finals, won by David Tidmarsh
5 p.m. ET | 2008 Finals, won by Sameer Mishra
We encourage you to watch along with us and use #BingetheBee in your posts on social media. We'll post tidbits about the three Finals on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and 2008 champion Sameer Mishra will take over our Twitter account to share memories and behind-the-scenes moments from his big year during the encore of his Finals.
Have a spelling bee watch party with your family!
Is there a better way to spend an afternoon than by watching the Bee with family? We've put together a few fun activities to create a complete spelling bee experience in your living room.
Give each person a bingo board and see who is the first to get BINGO by listening out for words from different languages or Dr. Bailly's interactions with spellers.
Have a mini spelling bee of your own during the commercial breaks.
2. Use words from our Stay-at-Home Spelling Bee word list
3. Present an official Stay-at-Home Spelling Bee certificate to the winner of your competition
Tune in to ESPN this Sunday, April 12, beginning at 12 p.m. ET. for a seven-hour marathon of dramatic and inspiring spelling bee moments.