Resources for Kids

The Dearborn Historical Museum is committed to providing fun and educational resources for kids, parents, and educators seeking to learn about Dearborn’s storied history. We will be regularly updating this page with crafts, activities, stories, and more specifically designed with children in mind. Check back here frequently to see what’s new!

New for July – Have a Teddy Bear Picnic at Home!

While we were sad to cancel the Teddy Bear Picnic in 2020, you can still participate from home! Take a look at this video for some teddy bear activities and then download our craft template to make your own teddy bear ears!

Online Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Interested in developing research or internet skills for your child while learning Dearborn history along the way? Check out these scavenger hunts! Each will require participants to search the DHM website (and sometimes websites for other local museums) to answer questions about Dearborn. Kids who accept the challenge and email their responses to us at museum@ci.dearborn.mi.us will receive a prize!

Color Historic Dearborn: A Coloring Book of Dearborn Landmarks!

The DHM is proud to present a coloring book for children and adults alike featuring some of Dearborn’s most storied landmarks. It is ready to be printed and is a great resource for learning the basics of Dearborn history. To download, click the button below. Once you have it downloaded, print, color, and enjoy!

Dearborn History Puzzles

Like puzzles? The DHM has recently added word searches and connect-the-dots activities. To download them, click the buttons below. You can then print and begin your puzzle!

We have also created some online jigsaw puzzles that can be accessed on the jigsaw planet website here: https://www.jigsawplanet.com/DearbornHistorical/historical-photos

May Activity: Kindness Rocks!

Make It Move April: STEM Activities for Kids

Each Tuesday in April 2020, the Dearborn Historical Museum will be releasing a Make It Move STEM video on its YouTube channel featuring stories about Dearborn’s own Henry Ford and inventions that changed the world. Stay tuned for more information and the first entry in this ongoing series!

April 7 – Make a gear at home!

April 14 – Make an Assembly Line!

April 21 – Employee Badge

April 21 – Design a Hubcap