NEWPORT NEWS—In honor of National Coloring Book Day, which will be on Monday, August 2, Ferguson has created a digital coloring activity book that includes age-appropriate coloring activities, mazes, word searches, and games. The book focuses on different aspects of plumbing, trade careers, and water conservation.
“We wanted to create something fun and engaging for our associates and customers to share with their children,” said Elizabeth Gates, marketing specialist. “Kids may know that their parents work for Ferguson or in the plumbing industry. They may have to visit their parents while the family picks out fixtures for their home. It’s not really how a kid wants to spend an afternoon. We hope this makes theirs—and our—world a little more fun.”
The activity book is an opportunity for parents to talk with their children about careers in the skilled trades, which supports the Ferguson Cares mission to rebuild the pipeline of skilled trade professions in the United States. Through their skilled trade partnerships, Ferguson’s support focuses on introducing the trades to students in middle school while actively pursuing solutions and working with trade partners to address the growing crisis.
“For years, Ferguson has said that our plumbers are artisans of sorts. We see firsthand how much they believe in their craft, in the workmanship,” said Melissa Hazelwood, Ferguson Cares manager. “Still, it can be challenging to explain the industry to our children and pique their curiosity. Using tools like this coloring book helps us explain the trades to our kids and celebrate the industry on National Coloring Book Day. When you position our industry this way, you elevate plumbing to an art form and teach the kids how truly amazing plumbing really is.”
Parents can download a PDF of the coloring and activity book here.