If there was one hit toy of the vacation, it was this shovel. Oh my goodness...Griffin was absolutely in love with it! He was completely entertained as long as we stayed on the beach and he had that shovel. He would carry it around the beach, stick it in the sand, pull it out, and move on to another location. And that is basically all he did every time we were on the beach...the whole time...and He was totally enthralled with it. So, we could basically sit back, enjoy the sunshine, and watch him carry around his little shovel! It was fabulous, especially because he's at the age where he is not so easily entertained.