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My family got an Amazon Echo, and Alexa quickly became a part of our daily routine. We are constantly asking Alexa to do things for us: Alexa, Play Music. Alexa, Call Dad. Alexa, What’s the weather today? Alexa, Tell me a joke.
Alexa has tons of useful skills to make our lives easier. And now, with new Alexa Skill Blueprints, we can create cool Alexa Skills of our own. Alexa Skill Blueprints lets us make personalized skills for family games, chore lists, bedtime stories, and more.
With over 20 templates in six categories, anyone can quickly create custom Alexa Skills. Creating an Alexa Skill is as simple filling in the blanks!
A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE NEW ALEXA SKILL BLUEPRINTS
The Birthday Trivia Blueprint
My kids look forward to their birthdays all year long. We used the “Birthday Trivia” Alexa Skill Blueprint to make a quiz all about this month’s birthday boy.
To create his Birthday Trivia Quiz, my son and I went online to Alexa Skill Blueprints at blueprints.amazon.com. We filled in the template with the questions he wanted Alexa to ask.
When we were ready to play, we opened the Birthday Trivia Quiz skill. Alexa asks the questions for friends and family to answer. The birthday boy gets to decide who gave the right answer.
Birthday Trivia Quiz is a lot of fun for everyone to play, especially the birthday person! Our birthday boy was so excited to have his big brothers’ undivided attention.
Another cool Alexa Skill Blueprint the kids really like is “Storyteller.” These Blueprints let you create stories for Alexa to narrate, starring your kids! My boys especially like listening to the Adventure story with the dragon and the Sci-Fi story about the Aliens.
Listening to Alexa tell a story (above)
Alexa Skill Blueprints like the ones mentioned so far are created to be entertaining. Other Alexa Skill Blueprints are made to be useful. A couple of helpful Alexa Skill Blueprints my family has customized are Pet Sitter and Babysitter.
The Pet Sitter Blueprint
We use the “Pet Sitter” Alexa Skill Blueprint to make a guide that tells our neighbor how to care for our dog, Bear, while we are out of town. All our pet sitter has to do is say Alexa, Open Bear’s Care Guide, and all the instructions are there. Alexa can tell them details about Bear’s schedule, including how much to feed him and when he likes to go for walks.
The Babysitter Blueprint
Alexa Skill Blueprints has got child care covered, too. We use the “Babysitter” Skill to help our babysitter remember bedtimes and access important information like allergies and emergency contacts.
My family has a lot of fun using the cool Alexa Skills we make with Alexa Skill Blueprints. Your family can enjoy Alexa Skill Blueprints, too. There is no limit to how many skills you can create. New Skill Blueprints are being added often!