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.
It was a wonderful holiday season for us here at Ziems Ford Corners. And, we could not have done it without all of you! Today we thought we would take the time to extend a genuine thank you to those of you who donated toys, stocking stuffers and gifts for the Toys for Tots campaign this year.
If you had the opportunity to shop for a new or used Ford vehicle with us this year, chances are you noticed a theme of local love. You’ll find it in every one of our team members. From the sales team to our service department. Here at Ziems Ford Corners, we love being a part of this community, and we’ve always been big supporters of the Toys For Tots program. After all, what better way to celebrate the giving spirit of the season than by partnering with a charity that directly impacts the children of our local area. Without your generosity and support, we would not have been able to contribute to the lives of so many Farmington kids.
Truck Loads of Joy
Thanks to the giving spirit of our community this year we were able to fill the beds of over five Ford trucks with donations. Our toy drive lasted four weeks, and during that time we collected 817 toys, 331 stocking stuffers,10 bikes and 4 books. That equals a total of 1,162 bits of joy for local kids. And, according to their website, the Farmington branch of Toys for Tots distributed a total of 20,255 gifts to 5,694 local kids this year. That’s a lot of joy!
We can’t tell you how much we appreciate your support for our charity work with Toys for Tots and Farmington’s underprivileged children. Our goal at Ziems Ford Corners is to make the biggest possible positive impact on the community we live in and work in. Your generous donations of toys and stocking stuffers went a long way in bringing joy and happiness to the children of Farmington. Thank you! You have made a real difference in the lives of the kid’s Toys for Tots serves. Because of your generosity, hundreds of local children had merry Christmases this year. It means the world to us, and even more to the child who received your gift!
If you’d like to learn more about the Farmington, New Mexico Toys for Tots program or want to get involved, visit their website here. If you’re looking for a brand new Ford car or truck, or a Certified Pre Owned Vehicle contact us today. See the difference our love for the Farmington community makes with your car buying experience. Our friendly knowledgeable staff will be happy to help!