I am going to do a weekly Circle-Up activity to practice our speaking and listening outcomes (and to address some of our character ed outcomes). I want to use a talking stick ... i.e. a student can speak only if he is holding the talking stick. But, I don't want to use a stick. I can think of 1 or 2 students who would turn it into a poking stick or a hitting stick. Yep, I teach HS. Not violent, just pestering a buddy or whatever. I want something that is easy to clean since it will be passed around to many hands. Something big enough that it is obvious who has the stick (not something they hide in their hand by holding it). I've thought about a wadded up paper ball ... easy to toss at the end of the day ... but that doesn't seem very special. Ideas?