The shovel is the first and main item in a Super Granny game. Super Granny uses the shovel to dig holes onto other floors or holes that enemies can fall in. Once an enemy has fallen in, Super Granny can walk over the enemy, as if the enemy were part of the floor itself.
In a short amount of time, the dirt will fill up, sealing the enemy away. But the enemy may climb out before then in later levels.
Super Granny can only use her shovel on soft ground, such as dirt. She can not use it on rock, and must use the Jackhammer to get through rock.