What to Do While You're Home
Take the ACROSS Lexington Challenge
There are now 12 ACROSS Lexington routes - Routes A through M (x) - which let you walk to just about anywhere in Lexington by Accessing Conservation land, Recreation areas, Open space, Schools and Streets (ACROSS). See the ACROSS Lexington map (PDF).
Note: Yes, you're right, A through M is 13 letters, but we didn't use the letter I as it might be confused with the number 1.
(The Lexington Public Library) We're open!
Boston Public Library (BPL)
If you have a library card from any Massachusetts library, you can get a BPL ecard use all of the Library's online resources. As our state library, they have a wealth of free resources.
Fun & Educational Activities
Watershed Science Activities for Kids Kindergarten Through 8th Grades
From the Nashoba River Watershed Association (NRWA), each lesson is designed to support the 2016 Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Standards for Kindergarten through 8th and the national Next Generation Science Standards. There are 3 lessons per grade level.
- Canon Creative Park has all kinds of fun things to print and do - and you don't need a Canon printer.
- Try some origami.
- Check out The Spruce Papercrafts.
- Arts and music opportunities for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities
- YouTube channel with sing-alongs and art projects
- Virtual music and art classes through Zoom. For more information on how to participate, please email Email SNAP.
- Lextended Day has created a resource page with recipes, science activities, crafts, and virtual tours
- Munroe Center for the Arts has a large variety of art projects you can do at home
- Russian School of Mathematics programs online
- LexFun Blog - for parents with Preschoolers, Toddlers and Babies to find ideas of things to keep the little ones occupied at home and share advice.
Although our playgrounds are closed, Lexington has lots of open space for you to visit
- View our Google map of conservation areas with links to trail maps.
- Play Nature Bingo with your kids - download our free Bingo Card (PDF).
See more Nature Bingo cards from Mass Audubon.
- Find out about A.C.R.O.S.S. Lexington - walks all around our community.
- See the Lexington Sidewalk Map (PDF).
- Try geocaching or letterboxing - two free, fun and healthy activities you can do outdoors with your family.
- Take a bike ride. When using the Minuteman Bikeway, please be respectful of others:
- Practice social distancing-remain at least 6 feet apart.
- Avoid organized group walks or rides
- Ride/walk in single file.
- Pass only when you have enough space
Do Good For Yourself & Others
Now would be a great time to do some cleaning out and help other people at the same time!
- Donate books, CDs, DVDs and video games at the More Than Words bin at the Composting Facility, 60 Hartwell Avenue.
- Bicycles, bike parts and accessories, locks, tools and bike helmets can be left at the Bikes Not Bombs container at the Composting Facility, 60 Hartwell Avenue.
Learn Something New
Isn't there something you've always wanted to learn? Now's the time!
- Learn just about any skill on YouTube:
- Boston Public Library provides free access to learning tools.
Video courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills, taught by recognized industry experts.
Eat Out — At Home
Although restaurants can't serve you in their dining room, they can provide takeout and/or delivery. And without your patronage, many local businesses may not make it through this state of emergency. Dine local - and eat at home!