The Best Alexa Skills for Kids that are Fun and Educational

January 7, 2019 2 Comments
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I already knew Alexa was great but since Freddie got one from Santa I thought I would look for the best Alexa skills for kids.

As Freddie is homeschooled I am always on the lookout to find fun ways of learning in the house. So what better way than his new gadget, the Echo Dot.

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Alexa Skills for Kids – Maths

Math Mania

Math Mania provides a variety of game modes including addition only, subtraction only, multiplication only, division only, algebra only, fractions only, money only, or really challenge yourself and play the everything mode! Activate this skill by saying, “Alexa, ask Math Mania to play.” Download free skill UK / USA

The Queens Mathematician

Mischievous elves have kidnapped the Tree Queen, and she can only be rescued if you, her best mathematician, unlock the charms that are keeping her hidden. Kids 6-8 use early elementary maths facts, solve word problems, and stretch their imaginations and vocabularies in a quirky treehouse castle full of surprises and kid-friendly humour.

With thousands of possible combinations, kids can play again and again without encountering the same game twice. Enable by saying, “Alexa, Open THE Queen’s Mathematician” Download free skill UK / USA

1-2-3 Math

Challenge your elementary computing skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparison, etc. There are three modes easy, medium and hard with increasing levels of difficulty. Your challenge can be saved throughout the day, so it’s easy to stop and start the challenge whenever you have a few minutes in your day. Enable by saying, “Alexa, Open one two three” Download free skill UK / USA

Learn Times Tables

Learn your multiplication times tables.  The basic usage allows you to choose a number and have Alexa read out the multiplication times tables for that number from 1 to 10. Enable by saying, ”Alexa, open Learn Times Tables’‘. Download free skill UK / USA

Maths Factor

Alexa Skills for Kids – English

Amazon Story time

Turn any time into Storytime with Amazon, a free Alexa skill for kids age6 5-12. Explore a collection of more than 100 short stories. Enable by saying, “Alexa, open Amazon Storytime”  Download free skill UK / USA

Spelling Assistant

Spelling Assistant lets you find out how to spell any word you want some help with. Just ask Spelling Assistant how to spell your word and it will respond with the answer. Enable by saying, ‘‘Alexa, ask Spelling Assistant to spell xxxxx for me’.’ Download free skill UK

Word of the Day

Word of the Day teaches you a useful word, its definition, etymology, and gives you examples of how to use it in a sentence. A new word each and every day!
Enable by saying, “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?”  Download free skill UK / USA

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Alexa Skills for Kids – News

Question of the Day

Every day, Question of the Day poses a new trivia question for you to respond to, from arts and entertainment to literature and science. Question of the Day is a great way to both test and improve your cultural literacy. Collect points and hear how others have answered. Enable by saying, ‘‘Alexa, ask Question of the Day.’‘. Download free skill UK / USA

National News

Listen to the national news. Enable by saying, ‘‘Alexa, what’s in the news?’.’ Download free skill UK / USA

Alexa Weather

As part of your Flash Briefing, Alexa will provide a brief update on the current weather conditions and the forecast for the day. Enable by saying, ‘‘Alexa, what’s in the news?’.’ Download free skill UK / USA

Alexa Skills for Kids – Languages

Learn Greek & Latin Root Words

Did you know that over 60% of English words have a Latin or Greek root word? This skill provides a Greek or Latin root word, the definition of that word, and examples of English words where you’ll find the Greek or Latin root. Get started by saying, “Alexa, teach me root words.” Download free skill UK / USA


Use the Translated skill to ask Alexa to translate short sentences FROM ENGLISH into 37 languages. Alexa will read out the translation for you so you can learn how to pronounce it.   After the skill replies, you can say “Slow Down” if you want to listen to the translation again more slowly. You can also say “Repeat” and it will repeat the translation.  Enable by saying, ‘Alexa open Translated’. Download free skill UK / USA


Alexa Skills for Kids – Science

Science Questions Answered – Flash Briefing

Science Questions Answered is the perfect flash briefing for those learning about science and still, have lots of questions. What is a black hole? Where is the moon in the daytime? These kinds of science questions are exactly what we are here to help you answer.   Enable by saying, “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?” Download free skill UK / USA

Weird Science

This skill tells the user a series of random weird science facts on a variety of topics. Each fact is fun to know and hard to believe. Enable by saying, “‘Alexa, open Weird Science'” Download free skill UK / USA

Alexa Skills for Kids – History

This Day in History

Check in daily to find out about the historical events that happened on this day and every other day of the year. Come back each day and hear the top historical event of the day. Use the phrase, “Alexa, launch This Day in History,” to get started. Download free skill UK / USA

History Facts

Delivers fun historical facts. Just say “Tell me a fact” and the rest is, dare I say, history. Enable by saying, “‘Tell me a history fact’.” Download free skill UK / USA

Alexa Skills for Kids – Geography


Ever wonder what the rovers on Mars are doing? Here’s your chance to ask NASA Mars. Use the NASA Mars skill to learn about Mars and get the latest rover updates directly from NASA. Mission team members write the updates weekly. Say, “Alexa, open NASA Mars,” to check on the “red planet”. Download free skill UK / USA

National Geographic Geo Quiz

Put your geography knowledge to the test with this skill. Six new questions are released every day. Enable by saying, “Alexa, play Geo Quiz.” Download free skill UK / USA

Fun Alexa Skills for Kids

Animal Workout

If you need a “brain break,” a way to get the wiggles out, or just a quick reset to your day, Animal Workout will do the trick! Kids are told to become different animals while getting exercise. Alexa will offer up encouraging words as they go along to also boost motivation and confidence. Enable by saying, Alexa, open Animal Workout” Download free skill UK / USA

Kids Pass


Brushing your teeth doesn’t have to be a chore. Chompers walks your kids through the correct brushing technique while keeping them entertained. Alexa will tell jokes, teach your kids about tooth bacteria and play fun music while your young ones brush, with separate routines customised for morning and night brushing. Enable by saying, “Alexa, start Chompers from Gimlet”  Download free skill UK / USA


Older children will enjoy testing their knowledge with Jeopardy! This is an American quiz show that questions that don’t make it to air. On the Echo Show and Echo Spot you’ll even see the questions written on the background.  Just remember to answer in the form of a question. Enable by saying, “Alexa, play Jeopardy!”  Download free skill UK / USA

Animal Game

With Animal Game, Alexa will ask you to think of an animal, and then ask a series of questions to try and figure out what animal you have in mind. Enable by saying, “Alexa, start Animal Game” Download free skill UK / USA

The Magic Door

The Magic Door is an Alexa-powered interactive adventure game with original stories. You can tell Alexa what choices to make as you explore a magical land with various regions, including a forest, sea, garden and castle. You will collect hidden items, solve riddles, and help magical creatures. Enable by saying, ‘Alexa, open the magic door‘ Download free skill UK / USA

Daily Dinosaur

When asked, Daily Dinosaur will randomly select a dinosaur from a list of over 1000 species and provide a brief description. Enable by saying, ‘Alexa Open Daily Dinosaur’ Download free skill UK / USA


Curiosity delivers the most interesting facts and perspectives that ignite your natural curiosity and keep your brain sharp.   Let Alexa surprise you with in-depth knowledge on thousands of subjects from history and art to science and technology. Enable by saying, “Alexa, open Curiosity.” Download free skill UK / USA

What are your favourite Alexa skills for kids? Please let me know in the comments below and I will add them to my list.

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I am Clare, a homeschooling mum in the UK to my gorgeous 9 year old son, Freddie. We also live with my bearded husband Stuart.

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  • Jamie R October 1, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Hi. I’m just a hobbyist skill developer, but have a couple of kids games available that may be of interest to your readers. I won’t pretend they are educational though… 🙂

    The most popular one is called “Silly Stories”. It lets the child choose a few words (name, colour, animal etc) and then plays them a fun short story using their inputs.

    The other one is called “The Zoo Game” and aimed slightly older (5+). It allows you to take over as boss of a zoo for the day, and try to handle various questions posed by your zoo keeper employees!

    If you or your readers have any feedback it would be much appreciated. Sadly Alexa skills are not very easy to review, and so despite quite a lot of usage it’s hard to find a way to know what i should be doing to make them more fun for the kids playing.

  • Joanna Wilkinson April 1, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    I love all of these! Thank you for sharing them, my 4 and 6 year old boys will love trying these out ?

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