Take the ACROSS Lexington Challenge
There are now 12 ACROSS Lexington routes — Routes A through M* — 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.
And now you can take the ACROSS Lexington Challenge to walk all 12 routes!
*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.
Girls Who Code Virtual Summer Session
Four Phillips Exeter Academy students are running a summer session of Girls Who Code for girls in grades 5 to 8. They'll be teaching Python, a fun and easy language to learn, and students will be doing individual or group projects. Open to beginners as well as experience coders. Find out more and sign up!
A group of local high school students have created Boston COVID Tutoring, a free virtual tutoring service to help children who are struggling with virtual learning. They are willing to tutor students up to 9th grade in a variety of subjects.
(The Lexington Public Library)
- Visit Cary Library's online resources page
We're closed to the public, but still working!
- Check out Cary@Home:Teens for resources like UK National Theatre productions
- Visit Cary@Home:Kids
- Have a question? Use our "Ask a Librarian" form
- See their latest email. Sign up for these emails on the bottom of their website.
Get Some Exercise
Our Recreation and Community Programs Department has a great list of virtual activities for both kids and adults to stay active. Program areas include enrichment, fitness, and sports, and they are in the process of adding more content!
- Massachusetts State Police will be livestreaming Exercise with a Trooper on their Facebook page.
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 and Educational Activities
NEW: Watershed Science Activities for Kids K-8 grades
From the Nashoba River Watershed Association (NRWA), each lesson is designed to support the 2016 Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Standards for K - 8 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
Special Needs Arts Programs, Inc. (SNAP)
- 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@example.com.
- 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
- NEW: Play Nature Bingo with your kids - download our free bingo card
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
- 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 and 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 Ave.
- 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 Ave.
Learn Something New
Isn't there something you've always wanted to learn? Now's the time!
►Learn just about any skill on YouTube:
- 60 different languages, including sign language
- Levels from beginning to advanced
►Boston Public LIbrary provides FREE access to lynda.com
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!