Shovels make great party favors and many churches use them for giveaways at groundbreakings. Very popular for Valentines Day, Birthday Party Favors, Christmas Favors with small bags of candies tied to them. Use the I Dig You Stickers that come with them or make your own stickers. Make great puppets decorated with faces. If planned use is for a sandbox or beach toy we recommend ages 10 months to 8 years.