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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.

 

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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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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A family who's daughter has Down syndrome and is getting ready for third heart surgery Down syndrome awareness

Celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Music and Movement Win for Down Syndrome Awareness! October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and the custom here at Bear Paw Creek is to donate 10% of all sales in October to a Down syndrome-related cause! This year we are excited to introduce you to …

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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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12 Ideas to Reimagine Teaching with Beanbags

12 Ideas to Reimagine Teaching with Beanbags Fresh ideas for using bean bags this fall in the music room or choral rehearsal. As summer vacation draws to a close, it is always fun to get some fresh ideas for the beginning of the school year.  …

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