This post was sponsored by Amazon as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
My family and I are always looking for new ways to have fun during the time we spend together. With Amazon’s new program, Alexa Skill Blueprints, Alexa is always ready to entertain our family with a variety of interactive activities we can personalize before playing.
So what is an Alexa Skill Blueprint? A Blueprint allows you to make your own Alexa skill for personal use. Think of a skill as a custom activity Alexa can perform. The Alexa Skill Blueprint offers fun and games, learning and knowledge, or even the storyteller options. With over 20 templates in six different categories, you can create adventure stories, personalized flash cards, a household chore chart, or even a family trivia game.
Alexa Blueprints is SO easy to use. I surprised my family by personalizing the Family Trivia Game to ask questions about myself. It only took a few minutes on the computer for me to type in the questions and answers, as well as the sounds Alexa would make for incorrect and correct replies.
Annabelle couldn’t believe when Alexa said we were going to play a game about her Mom and Dad! Some of the questions were meant for Dad to answer (Where was Mommy born?), but others my daughter knew right away (What is Mommy’s favorite food?). You can set up the game for teams of 1-4, create your own team names, and then Alexa will keep score. At the end of the game, Alexa announces the winner. It is really simple to go online and change the questions so you can play again and again with different outcomes.
Check out our family playing the Family Trivia Game below.
Don’t worry – it is REALLY easy to create a Blueprint of your own. To hear a sample Blueprint, just ask, “Alexa, let’s try a Blueprint.” If you want to create your own, visit blueprints.amazon.com to get started or there is also the Alexa Skills Getting Started Page.
The options are endless as to what you can do with Alexa Skills Blueprint on the Amazon Echo. I love that Amazon created such an awesome product that has so many different options for its use. Whether you’re setting up a list of family jokes for Alexa to tell at your next Sunday dinner or creating a sci-fi adventure story, the Alexa Skills Blueprint has something for everyone.