Choose a Blueprint

Alexa skills

Skills are like apps for Alexa. You can already choose from thousands of skills to make Alexa to fit your lifestyle, from ordering a pizza to requesting a ride in the skills section of the Alexa app.

Skill Blueprints

In Skill Blueprints, you can use templates to create your own personal Alexa skill in minutes. Using Blueprints, you can create custom games, unique stories, or household lists. For example, you can write a trivia skill about your family and say, "Alexa, open My Family Trivia" to play it whenever you like.

To figure out what kind of skill you'd like to make, browse Blueprints in the following categories:

  • Fun & Games
  • At Home
  • Storyteller
  • Learning & Knowledge


There's no limit to the amount of skills you can make, so create as many as you like.

How it works

The following video shows how easy it is to create a skill using Blueprints.