A hammer and some nails would really be a boatload of fun in the hands of a toddler boy…but that’s a recipe for holes in unwanted places and smashed thumbs.
Our solution to the hammer hunger is a toy hammer and some golf tees. My boys love to sit in the grass and nail away. The “nails” come out easily and they’re not too sharp so this game is usually not dangerous.
Unfortunately we have misplaced our second hammer…we usually need about 5 because all the neighbor kids want to play too!
And I can sit in my umbrella chair and read my book undisturbed. That’s really what this is all about…