For many children, there is something utterly irresistible about drums. In many ways, they are the perfect instrument for kids, being both loud and a socially acceptable opportunity to hit something. On that level, you really cannot think of anything better than drums.
However, as many would-be drummers have found out, there is a lot more to the instrument than just hitting things. It requires perfect rhythm, and knowing which drum to hit. Pick up the sticks.