Tuesday, June 12, 2012


 ©2012 Disney/Pixar

Last week, I received an email about promoting the upcoming Disney movie, BRAVE. I've been trying to be more selective about the movies I support or recommend, and don't share with you half (maybe even 3/4ths!) of the movie promos I get emails about. I was on the fence about BRAVE because although I am dying to see it myself, I don't know if my son is old enough to see it...it might be a little too scary for him. I think my eight year old will love it, though! 

And I always love movies that are based on other cultures. BRAVE is set in the beautiful highlands of Scotland. I like the fact that I can use this movie to teach my children about another culture and can cover subjects like geography, language, clothing, culture, food, customs, and more.

But this whole movie has got me to thinking about bravery; What it means to be brave, and whether or not I or my children have ever shown real bravery. I have long thought of bravery as being able to act despite one's fear. For my children, going to the doctor is one of the first things that comes to mind because they are terrified of some of the procedures they have to go through at the doctor's office, like getting their finger pricked for lab work, the occasional vaccine, and even the painful ear flushes my daughter has to endure every few years because of the excessive wax build up in her ears (yes, we do the drops, but they only work so much). I'm glad that these are the worst things my children have to endure or be afraid of. I know not everyone is so lucky, and I know that their fears are likely to grow and change as they get older.


Back to the email. What caught my eye about this particular promotion is the opportunity for my readers.

First of all, I have been given this huge activity pack for BRAVE to share with all of you. Lots of fun activity sheets inside, including recipes, dance steps, cut-outs, mazes, and much more! (Click on the link above to download.) 


Now for the giveaway...Pixar/Disney is offering 18 (EIGHTEEN!!) MommyMaestra readers a family four-pack of tickets to an advance screening of the movie BRAVE!

The screenings are scheduled for Wednesday, June 20th, at 7:30 pm. Two (2) winners will be chosen from each market. Disney will will guarantee the winners' seats until 7:15PM, that is, they will keep a list of your names and hold seats to guarantee entrance until 7:15PM, which is 15 minutes prior to start time.

Here is a list of the theaters/markets where the screenings will be held across the nation:

IF you live in one of these areas and would like to enter this giveaway for a chance to win tickets to see the new movie, please leave a comment below telling me which market you are in. Two winners from each market will be chosen using random.org.

The deadline to enter is 11:59 EST, Sunday, June 17th (Happy Father's Day!). The winners will be chosen using Random.org. and contacted via email - so be sure to leave a valid email address in your comment! (If I have no way to contact you, I'll have to choose someone else!)
And to increase your chances of winning, you can:

1) Tell me about your (or your child's) bravest moment.

2) Follow the MommyMaestra FB page.

3) Follow me on Twitter and tweet the following: Win a family 4-pack of tix to see Disney/Pixar's BRAVE from @LatinMami http://bit.ly/MK3MaK #giveaway

Don't forget to let me know by posting a separate comment for each entry!

By entering this giveaway, you agree to the Official Sweepstakes Rules. No purchase required. Void where prohibited.

¡Buena suerte!

Disclosure: This giveaway and the printables were offered to me through a Disney/Pixar PR firm. I have not seen this movie, but am happy to offer MommyMaestra readers the opportunity to do so.  


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