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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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Making Music as a Family

Making Music as a Family Musical instruments have always helped to instill a sense of rhythm in a child, but did you knowthat they also help to cultivate social skills? When used in tandem with play, musical instrumentshelp encourage skills like collaboration and taking turns. …

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Learning Listening Skills With Creative Movement and Dinosaurs

Learning Listening Skills With Creative Movement and Dinosaurs A few years back, I discovered Barefoot Books from music therapist Morgan Sparks.  She shared 5 Great Singable Stories to Engage Your Child and that lead me to learning more about their wonderful products.  We have several …

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How to Use a Stretchy Band for Creative Movement

How to Use a Stretchy Band For Creative Movement

How To Use a Stretchy Band for Creative Movement A guest post by Stephanie Leavell from Music For Kiddos Have you ever used a Stretchy Band? The Stretchy Band by Bear Paw Creek is one of my *favorite* creative movement props for early childhood music …

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Fall Themed Sensory Table With Preschool Song Activities and Books

Fall Themed Sensory Table With Preschool Song Activities and Books

Fall Themed Sensory Table With Preschool Song Activities and Books It’s officially Fall again!  I’ve decorated my house and turned Maddie’s sensory table into a Fall themed table.  I will start out with a confession.  Each time I put together a theme or a sensory …

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Farm-Themed Music and Movement Activities Featuring the Stretchy Band

Farm-Themed Music and Movement Activities Featuring the Stretchy Band Our bestselling stretchy band has everything you need for a fun-filled day of music and movement, from a durable cover to a bounceable finish. Here are some lesson plan ideas for using your stretchy band to …

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Back to School Sale and Giveaway 2021

Annual Back to School Sale and Giveaway 2021 It’s our annual Back to School Sale!  Each year keeps getting better and better.  This year’s giveaway is worth over $700. We are also doing our month long sale!  Starts with 20% of all orders and ends …

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Celebrate Summer With the Watermelon Balloon Ball

Celebrate Summer With the Watermelon Balloon Ball Did you know that August 3 is National Watermelon Day? Here are some of my tips for celebrating this day (or any summer day) with music, movement, and a fun watermelon ball from Bear Paw Creek.   So …

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Patriotic Sensory Table Play For Toddlers and Preschool Listening Lessons

Patriotic Sensory Table for Home or Classroom

Patriotic Sensory Table for Home or Classroom Children learn through their senses and a sensory table is filled with materials that help stimulate a child’s senses  It’s easy to create a sensory table for your home or classroom.  When I was a teacher I always …

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Lynn Kleiner's The Waves Movement Song with the Stretchy Band or Creative Movement Scarves

Lynn Kleiner’s “The Waves” and the Stretchy Band

Lynn Kleiner’s “The Waves” Movement Song with the Stretchy Band A few years ago I took Lynn Keiner’s Music Rhapsody Online Teacher Program Course. I loved it and learned so much! I’m going to share more about her program and also a song to use …

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Music Egg Shakers: Multi Sensory Learning Tool for Preschoolers

Music Egg Shakers: Multi Sensory Learning Tool for Preschoolers While many preschoolers learn the most through play and hands-on activities, using preschool musical instruments will also make a difference in the way that they learn. In this post you will learn about how Nana Carol …

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