If you have an Alexa device at home you might be thinking, what can I do with it other than listen to music from time to time? If you’re looking for things to do, check out my 12 Free Ways To Use Alexa Echo Without Amazon Prime article.
There are so many ways to use an Alexa device but I wanted to talk about one of the ways you can keep your children entertained without having to get the arts and crafts box out. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, take a look at: Is Amazon Prime Worth The Money article and see for yourself.
Amazon Alexa For Children Ideas
An Alexa can be expensive if you’re always going for the new one, that’s why people need to find the free things to do with Alexa, especially for children! Take a look at some of the fun ways to use Alexa with children.
Alexa, use The Force
Having a May 4th birthday, you can bet I love this command. If you’re a fan of Star Wars or your children love them, this is the Alexa Star Wars comment for you. They share Jedi tricks which are hilarious at times, give it a go.
Alexa, Tell me a Joke
Not all of the Alexa jokes will be understood by children but they are still fun. If you’re an adult and need a cheesy pick-me-up, ask your Alexa to tell you a joke, Alexa, tell me a joke.
Alexa, start the science quiz
Do your children love science and want to learn even more? Ask your Alexa to start a science quiz and test the knowledge of the whole family! Yes, an Alexa can be educational.
Alexa, open Amazon Storytime
Amazon Alexa now offers amazing stories for 5-12 year olds to listen to. It’s perfect if your child likes background noise, will sit and focus while you can get 10 minutes peace and they are fun and sometimes educational stories!
Alexa, ask Silly Things to tell me to do something silly.
Let’s face it, children love to do silly things and right now you can get Alexa on your side to keep them entertained. Just ask Alexa and it’ll happily give your children some silly and fun to get on with while you enjoy a nice coffee (or tea).
Alexa, Play Animal Sounds
Is your child working on their animals and what sounds they make? Alexa is the perfect solution. Ask it to play an animal sound and then you can pick any animal you want which is going to keep any child entertained for a bit.
Alexa, play Would You Rather for Family.
This game can be a little naughty for the whole family to play, have no fear because Alexa has its own family-friendly version that everyone can enjoy and take part of! Who needs a board game when you have Alexa?
Alexa, ask Pikachu to talk.
Is your household one big Pokémon fan base? With this command, you’ll be able to hear Pikachu talking on your device and if I do say so myself, it’s super cute! Your children can speak to Pikachu and they’ll get a response.
Alexa, open Sesame Street.
You can talk to Alexa and she’ll call Elmo so that your child can interact with the Sesame Street Star. Elmo can play hide and seek and your children have to listen to the clue carefully so they can guess where he’s hidden, don’t worry though as it’s not that difficult to play.
Alexa, play the podcast [name of podcast].
Have a podcast that your child loves to listen to? Get your Alexa device to play a child friendly podcast which will keep them focused and entertained.
Alexa, tell me a knock-knock joke
Want to lighten the mood with some terrible jokes? Ask Alexa to play a knock-knock joke and listen to a cheesy joke that the whole family are bound to love!
Alexa, flip a coin
Need to settle an argument or decide which child gets the last cookie? Well, Alexa can help there. Maybe it’s who has to have a bath first or who has to help with the dishes, with this child-friendly Alexa command it’s about to make making a choice so much easier.
Alexa, do you want to build a snowman?
If your child is a big fan of the Frozen universe, they’re going to love this Alexa Frozen command! Get them to ask your Alexa and wait for a beautiful response!
Alexa, Sing Happy Birthday
If it’s your child’s birthday, get Alexa involved so it’s not just a few mumbles singing happy birthday and making blowing out the candles a little more fun.
Alexa, ask for a fart
Persoanlly this has to be one of the commands I love the most. It gives everyone the giggles and it’s so rude it’s amazing! Use it wisely though otherwise your children will be playing farts all day long!
Get Your Alexa Device Today!
Still not got an Alexa in your house? I’d highly recommend getting one. You can have the Alexa Dot which is pretty snazzy. Personally, in my office I have the Screen Alexa, I can see what’s going on, what the time and weather are and check on any of our blink security cameras from it which is super nifty. I highly recommend the Echo Show device.