Jeana Downey

Our Blog on Creative Music and Movement Products

Since 2000, Bear Paw Creek has been designing and manufacturing creative movement props, bags and totes for instruments.  We hope our blog will inspire teachers, therapists, and parents as they seek to enrich the live  of others through music and movement.

 

Scarves and Streamers to Get Moving and Creating

Streamers and Scarves Movement Songs

Streamers and Scarves Movement Songs Do you use scarves or streamers to teach and facilitate movement?  They are a great prop to have in your toolkit and this blog post is going to share some ideas to get you inspired.  The following list from this …

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Top Music Education Tools Rainbow Connect-a-Stretchy Band Buckle System Group Movement Activities West Music Special Needs Educators

Making Connections Through Music and Movement

Making Connections Through Music and Movement I had it planned on my calendar to write a blog post about the stretchy bands today, but Tim’s email reminded me that Wednesday’s Blog is about making connections.  Life is all about connections, so here is my story …

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Covid19 Creative Movement Prop Giveaway with Instruments Included Miss Carole Macaroni Soup CD Recording

Covid19 Music Movement Activities

Covid19 Music Movement Activities This time in the history with the Covid19 breakout, our country and world sure have brought some interesting times. While more and more people are centered around their home and limiting contact with others, there have been some fun ways people …

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Founded in 2000 Bear Paw Creek Celebrates Twenty Years in Business

Bear Paw Creek Celebrates 20 Years

Bear Paw Creek Celebrates 20 Years January 2020 marks the 20th year that Bear Paw Creek has been in business!  This post will be taking a look back and looking forward to the future. January 2000 brought my husband and our 1 year old son …

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Ultimate Guide To Bean Bag Activities and Games

Ultimate Guide To Bean Bag Activities and Games

Your Ultimate Guide To Bean Bag Activities And Games Bean bags are a must-have in every equipment room or storage closet! They’re easy to store and can be used for tossing, a myriad of movement activities, and a collection of learning and developmental games. I …

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7 Indoor Activities For Fun On Winter Days

7 Indoor Activities For Fun On Winter Days

Fun Indoor Activities That Will Make You A Hero One Day This Winter! Keep these fun indoor activities on hand for those times this winter when you find yourself stuck in the house for an extended period of time with a little less room than …

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ways to create opportunities for indoor movement activities

17 Ways to Create Opportunities for Indoor Movement Activities This Winter

17 Ways to Create Opportunities for Indoor Movement Activities This Winter Indoor Movement Activities to Chill Out the Winter Blahs! When the kids are climbing the walls because they have been cooped up inside for too long what are ya going to do? I am …

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Ideas for a Successful Circle Time At Home Pre K Educators

Ideas For Successful Circle Time At Home

Ideas for a Successful Circle Time at Home Circle time is a memory maker! It uses games, songs, and activities to teach concepts that need a lot of reinforcement in a warm, friendly atmosphere! Circle time utilizes closeness, laughter and fun to teach. This makes …

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Halloween Movement Props Music Book Movement Resource

Music and Movement for Pumpkins and Halloween

Music and Movement for Pumpkins and Halloween Recently Beth Green “The Music Lady” shared a pumpkin song that inspired me to make a “pumpkin” stretchy band, which then made me say – a-ha – a giveaway! With so many friends putting out creative movement, music, …

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