One small tape measure can provide hours of play. Believe me, I know from experience. Everything including the puppy has been measured. Granted, the measurements aren’t the most accurate, but nothing’s been written down that’s readable.
My 3 year old holds the tape measure from my waist to my knees. “Wow, Mommy, you’re big.” Thanks dear. That always gets me going in the morning – hearing how big I am.
For her though, it’s a source of pride to be getting bigger. She’s growing in a different direction than I am.
P.S. For homeschoolers – many lessons can be taught or illustrated with a measuring tape.