I use ice cream sticks to aid children in writing sentences. I give everyone a stick with their name written on the left side for directionality. I make a green dot for 'GO' following the child's name to remind the children to begin a sentence with a capital letter. On the right hand side, I make a red dot for 'STOP' to remind the children to put a period at the end of a sentence. I call this 'Green Light, Red Light'. The students can use the sticks for spacing between words as they're just the right dimension.