Even though our school life slows down a bit in December, we still like to take the time to challenge ourselves. More than once we've had a family reading contest. This year was no different. We hung a paper tree on the wall, and after completing an hour of reading we hung an ornament to show our progress. The above picture was taken early in the month and the below picture was taken on January 1st.
My children really love this and always rise to the challenge of a contest. I'm thinking of implementing something like it more than once a year.