What to Do While You're Home

ACROSS Lexington route markerTake 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 logoGirls 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!

Free Tutoring

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.

Cary Library
UK National Theatre production of Small Island(The Lexington Public Library)

Get Some Exercise

person holding ereaderBoston 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

See all of the fun science activites you and your family can do

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. 

Origami giraffe

Paper Crafts

  Special Needs Arts Programs, Inc. (SNAP)

  • Houses made of painted stones on background painted with stick treesArts 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 info@snaparts.org.

  Other Activities

  • 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.

Get Outside

Nature bingo cardAlthough our playgrounds are closed, Lexington has lots of open space for you to visit

Do Good For Yourself and Others

Family in Ghana with a bicycleNow would be a great time to do some cleaning out and help other people at the same time!

Learn Something New

Purple pansiesIsn't there something you've always wanted to learn? Now's the time!

►Learn just about any skill on YouTube:

Arabic text Stay healthyAccess Mango Languages free with your Lexington Library card

  • 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.

pizzaEat 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!