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 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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Personal Stretchy Band, Balloon Ball, and Tone Chime Review

Vicki Gross from   I have the personal stretchy band, which I personally use for exercising. I have the tone chime case, which totally lightens my load each day as I can decide if I am using an octave of 8 chimes, a pentatonic group, …

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Boom Tote

Check out Michelle Erfurt’s blog post on the Boom Tote! http://musictherapytween.com/2012/09/boom-tote-2-0.html   AND check out Kat Fulton‘s new video review on it!  

Best Suzuki Qchord Soft Carrying Gig Bag for transporting traveling music therapist performer

Q Chord Gig Bag Video Review By Kat Fulton of Music Therapy Ed

Thanks so much to Kat Fulton for this great review of the Q Chord Gig Bag!

Founder Janet Stephens Bear Paw Creek Creative Movement Products Wiwth 2.400 Four Inch Square Bean Bags in Rainbow

4″ Square Bean Bags Great Music Education Tool

2,400 Four Inch Square Bean Bags in a Rainbow of Colors Did you ever wonder what thousands of bean bags look like? Well, here is 400 of each color, equaling 2,400! These will be packaged up into 200 sets of 12 bean bags each, two …

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