Janet Stephens

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.

 

Best Music Games Activities Community Rainbow Connect-a-Stretchy Band Music Therapists

The Connect-a-Stretchy Band Hub For Group Movement Activities

The Connect-a-Stretchy Band Hub For Group Movement Activities I have recently realized that I am an implementer of other visionary minds.  At the beginning my sister would say I need  a case for my Omnichord, bean bags, stretchy bands….the “birth” of our business.  My husband …

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

Connect-a-Stretchy Band For Small to Large Community Groups

Connect-a-Stretchy Band For Small to Large Community Groups Cristal from Early Start Music  sent this video of the Connect-a- Stretchy Band in use.  One of the exciting parts of the Connect-a- Stretchy Band is that it can be connected together for different group sizes. Recently, …

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Mile High Apple Pie With Connect-a-Stretchy Band Music Education

Apple Pie Music and Movement With Connect-a-Stretchy Band

Apple Pie Music and Movement With Connect-a-Stretchy Band Our new product the connect-a-stretchy band was released just two weeks ago and we have had a great response! The versatility it has brought in purchasing the combination of sizes you need has been received with excitement. …

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Your Therapy Source Fun With The Stretchy Band Physical Therapists

Your Therapy Source Blog Post on the Stretchy Band

Your Therapy Source Blog Post on the Stretchy Band Excited to have Your Therapy Source do a review of our stretchy band and connect-a-band! Strengthening, Body Awareness, Motor Control and More Looking for a fun, novel activity that encourages muscle strengthening, body awareness, motor control, …

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Unique Action Songs Lessons Dynamic Movement Connect-a-Stretchy Band Miss Carole MacSoup Librarians

Introducing the Connect-a-Stretchy Band New Creative Movement Product

Introducing the Connect-a-Stretchy Band New Creative Movement Product I am so excited to announce our newest addition to our movement props! At the beginning of 2013, I received a phone call from Cristal Garcia of Early Start Music about this idea she had of making …

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Suzuki Q Chord Gig Bag Sewing Mistake USA Manufacturer of Movement Props and Instrument Cases

Suzuki Q Chord Gig Bag Sewing Mistake USA Manufacturer of Movement Props and Instrument Cases

Suzuki Q Chord Gig Bag Sewing Mistake USA Manufacturer of Movement Props and Instrument Cases This past week I was working on my Q Chord Gig Bag stock.  While sewing and shopping for new tires at the same time, I sewed this old warranty to the …

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Best Creative Movement Prop Bear Paw Creek Rainbow Stretchy Band Music Educators

Stretchy Band Creator since 2000 Bear Paw Creek Keeps Movement Products American Made

Stretchy Band Creator since 2000 Bear Paw Creek Keeps American Made Creative Movement Props n January 2000 I sewed the first XL Stretchy Ban on my home machine that I saved up and bought when I was in highschool. It took over an hour and …

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Stretchy Band in Choir Rehearsal with All Ages Intergenerational

Artie Almedia Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves Listening Lessons with Movement Props

Artie Almedia Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves Listening Lessons with Movement Props A few months ago I stumbled across this FANTASTIC video using our Stretchy Band, proudly made in America. As I watched, I literally had goosebumps and tears. It is a humbling and awesome …

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Bear Paw Creek Family Business Features Little Hands Helping Toddler Activity Props

Bear Paw Creek Family Business Features Little Hands Helping

Bear Paw Creek Family Business Features Little Hands Helping Here is one of my little helpers! She thinks she’s doing big stuff. As long as she doesn’t touch the tension on my machines – we’re all good. The other week, my first and longest wholesale …

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La Puerta Abierta Stretchy Band Music Movement Active Listening Learning

Stretchy Band “Movin’ in the Circle” Creative Movement Song

Stretchy Band “Movin’ in the Circle” Creative Movement Song A year ago my sister came for a visit and we were able to do a video shoot using the Stretchy Band™.  I am so excited to FINALLY have the first video up and ready for …

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