With businesses shuttered, schools out and playgrounds closed how are parents keep their little ones entertained? It’s a question Ziems Ford Corners employees were asking, and Ford Motor Company had the perfect answer: designers created activity pages from design sketches.
How it Started
It started with some of Ford’s designers who were working from home while balancing full-time parenting. Desperate to keep their own children entertained, these designers handed them sketches to color while they worked, and an idea was born.
Seventeen Ford automotive designers in six different countries took a break from designing vehicles and switched to creating coloring book pages and activity mazes for children stuck at home. The work these designers do is rarely seen by the public, and the designs they sketch are typically top secret. The rest of the world waits years for the company to reveal their creations. So, it’s unique that their work is being shown as it’s made.
You won’t find a mock-up of the new Ford Bronco in these pages. But, after years of serious work, professional designers are creating child-like drawings of SUVs to keep young minds entertained. The 21-page collection of artwork includes classic Mustangs and F-150 pickups, and there’s more to come. The project continues to grow, with plans to add in iconic Detroit buildings like the Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, as well as science and technology activities.
Where to Get it
For the month of April, Ford will continue to release more additions to the activity book, including coloring pages, crossword puzzles, word scrambles and cut-and-fold paper models, as well as various STEM-related activities. You can find the Activity Book here.
This is just another example of why we at Ziems Ford Corners are Ford Proud. We are proud to be a part of a company that cares about people, just like we care about our local community. During this trying time, we are missing all of your smiling faces and look forward to the days when we will see you all again. In the meantime, our service department is open for all your car care needs and our Express Checkout offers easy online car shopping.