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As the days get shorter and cooler, I sometimes find that we end up spending a lot more time watching television or movies. While there is nothing wrong with a good movie night, why not switch it up a bit? Why not find some activities that the entire family can enjoy while letting our imagination run wild?
My family is starting a new tradition. Instead of gathering to watch television, we are gathering around our Amazon Alexa device (for us it is the Echo Dot) and letting our imaginations run wild! How? With a little help from one of my favorite cartoon characters and his gang…
I loved Scooby-Doo when I was young. Scooby and his gang were always getting into crazy, mystic adventures. Did you know that there is a new series called Be Cool, Scooby-Doo? Now a whole new generation has fallen in love with Scooby-Doo and his friends. That is why the new Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc. Theater skill for Amazon Alexa was the perfect way to help my family unplug and have us use our imaginations for some family fun.
Remember when you were younger and would read those books where you got to choose your adventure? The Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. Theater is sort of like that, but the entire family can listen and choose where the story goes. My kids love saying “Alexa, Open Scooby-Doo!” and joining the adventure.
So how does it work?
When you open the skill your narrator (Maurice LaMarche) will begin telling you the story. Throughout the story, you will be asked questions that will direct where the story will go. There are numerous story combinations and hours of content. The skill responds to your answers to direct the story where to go. I love that it empowers my kids to flex their imagination by helping shape the story.
What is a night of family fun without other family activities to enjoy together? My family loves to have a whole theme night, and this was the perfect opportunity to have an entire Scooby-Doo themed family night-in! We loved incorporating fun Scooby-Doo products into the night.
Mike and the Goof enjoyed putting together their own model of the Mystery Machine (from Revell). It was the perfect activity as the model just snaps together, so we didn’t have to worry about paint or glue.
Of course, the twins wanted to have some fun too, so we let them color some fun Scooby-Doo pages and explore with their very own magnifying glasses. You can print out your own coloring pages and activities and let your little ones color while listening to the story.
My family loved cuddling up on the couch and following Scooby-Doo and the gang on an adventure. The Goof really got into the story and couldn’t believe how some of the twists and turns went. I loved that he really started thinking about how different choices might affect the story. Watching a movie shows you a story but the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc. Theater brings you into the story, and my kids loved it!
You can get your children in on the fun and using their imagination by activating the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc. Theater skill on your Alexa enabled device.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.