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.

 

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Mindfully Using Music, Movement and Manipulatives

Mindfully Using Music, Movement and Manipulatives There are so many fun ‘things’ to use when doing music and movement.  It is one of the reasons I love being a music teacher.  Anyone who works with children should use these tools.  Although it looks like just …

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Annual Back to School Sale and Giveaway Movement Music Literacy Also Great for Distance Learning

Annual Back to School Sale and Giveaway Bear Paw Creek is excited to announce it’s 8th annual back to school sale and giveaway! This year is looking to be different for getting back to school and the arts seem to under fire.  We collaborated with …

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Stretchy Band Music and Movement Activity Ideas With Sing Play Create

Stretchy Band Music and Movement Activities with Sing Play Create Sandra from Sing Play Create is sharing some new stretchy band music and movement activities on her blog for the next few weeks. Sandra has also created a great stretchy band bundle: this resource includes …

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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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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 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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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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DiscoverDance and Bear Paw Creek Collaboration Early Dance Movement Props

DiscoverDance Movement Prop Addition and Learning Opportunity

DiscoverDance Movement Prop Addition and Learning Opportunity Awhile ago I got connected with Andrea over at DiscoverDance Early Childhood Dance Education.  This connections brought her jeweled colors to the stretchy band, scarves, bean bags, and balloon ball. Today I added the connect-a-stretchy band and some …

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Back to School Giveaway Books Music Creative Movement 2019

Bear Paw Creek Creative Movement Literacy Lesson Plans Back to School Giveaway 2019

Bear Paw Creek Back to School Giveaway 2019 It’s back to school time and time for our 5th annual Back to School Giveaway and SALE!  All month long there will be discounts and a giveaway that is worth over $400! August 1 -7 20% off …

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