"The Little Things"

Classroom Gratitude Challenge

Bring more joy and fulfillment to your classroom with this 21-day challenge.

Picture your classroom full of ...

Gratitude and appreciation

Your students will learn the importance of gratitude and how to notice and appreciate the little things around them.

Happy, engaged students who find

joy in their learning

Mini lessons and prompts will bring more joy and engagement to student learning.

Connection and community

Your classroom will connect on a deeper level as students share an appreciation for themselves and one another.

What teachers are saying about

The Little Things Classroom Gratitude Challenge ...

"The prompts were very beneficial for our students. What a great way to get them to write! It also helps with their mental state during this difficult time."

~ Angela, Program Director, Youth & Family Services, Texas

"My class is LOVING the Gratitude Challenge! I especially love the audio version to play. If we have to miss a day for any reason, my students are asking me about it."

~ Emilie, Teacher, Ontario

"Students are bombarded with messages of not having or being enough.

This challenge focuses on the good that is in us, around us, and everything we have to be thankful for. A great skill our kids need to learn!"

~ Jennifer, Elementary Teacher, Ontario

The Little Things Classroom Gratitude Challenge is a 21-Day challenge designed to bring more joy and fulfillment to you and your students.

Our students are growing up in a challenging time and can easily miss the number one element to a happy life - GRATITUDE...Gratitude for what they have and who they are; gratitude not only for the big things in life, but more importantly, for the small moments in life - "the little things" - that they often take for granted.

In as little as 5 minutes a day, this challenge will teach your students what gratitude is, why it is important in their life, and how to create a consistent practice so they can reap the rewards of living a grateful life.

If you're noticing any of this in the classroom,

you're in the right place ...

  • Disconnected or unmotivated students
  • Feelings of not being, having, or doing enough
  • Unappreciation
  • Negative energy from your students, or even yourself

Or maybe you ...

  • Already practice gratitude and want to share this awesome habit with your students
  • Enjoy trying new and inspiring things in the classroom
  • Love feeling good and sharing those positive feelings with others
  • Believe in the power of gratitude

Why gratitude?

Gratitude is proven to be one of the healthiest of all human emotions. It is behind every success. There is a plethora of research to show how important it is in our overall happiness and sense of fulfillment.

It is truly one of the easiest and quickest ways to boost our mood and sense of joy. There are countless benefits that come from practicing gratitude.

Some of these include:

  • Increases feelings of happiness, joy, and empathy
  • Decreases feelings of stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Improves communication skills
  • Strengthens relationships
  • Strengthens the immune system and lowers blood pressure
  • Improves problem solving skills, creativity, and resilience
  • Helps with emotional regulation
  • Increases feelings of self-worth and self-esteem

What's included in the challenge:


You can read or listen to each 2-5 minute mini-lesson, as each lesson is written and recorded in an audio format. Lessons cover the importance and benefits of gratitude, as well as related topics such as mindfulness, thoughts & emotions, affirmations, and more.


Prompts are creative and engaging and cover 21 different topics (because "What are you grateful for?" can only be used so much!)


Inspiring daily quotes can be displayed on the board and are a great launching pad for amazing discussions!


In case you want to extend the lessons beyond the 5 minute mini-lesson, you can choose to complete an optional activity each day that relates to the day's mini-lesson and prompt. Optional activities are inter-disciplinary and cover curriculum areas such as language arts, science, phys ed, and the arts.


A printable PDF gratitude journal customized for this challenge, so students can record their reflections all in one place.


Any blackline masters needed for optional activities are included with that day's lesson.


Inside your portal you'll find all the lessons, prompts, quotes, and blackline masters that you'll need to complete the 21-day challenge which you can access for 60 days.


You can join our Facebook Group of Fulfilled Teachers who are on the path to bringing more joy and fulfillment to their classrooms.

Here's what they'll learn:

  • Benefits of having a gratitude practice

  • Why focusing on the little things is important

  • How gratitude affects our brain and mindset

  • The negativity bias and how to combat it

  • The importance of our thoughts and emotions

  • Positive affirmations and visualization

  • Mindfulness practices

This challenge is perfect for you

if you're ready to ...

Develop a classroom practice of feeling

grateful and appreciative

With the help of my structured teachings and resources, you and your students will love this

practice and will stick to it!

Learn how a gratitude practice positively

affects your students

If you're not already someone who practices gratitude, or if you do personally, but have never thought to bring it into the classroom, this challenge will give you the step-by-step directions you need to instill this practice in your classroom.

Strengthen your classroom


Your classroom will connect on a deeper level as students share an appreciation for themselves and one another.

Feel good

You'll be amazed at how good it feels when you commit to a daily gratitude practice.

Attract positivity

What we appreciate appreciates. And what we focus on grows. After 21 days of focusing on the good stuff, you and your students will notice all kinds of positivity popping up in your lives.

"Your students will feel happier and more energized."

"If gratitude became a mandatory subject in schools, we would see a generation of children who would advance our civilization through spectacular accomplishments and discoveries, obliterating disagreements, ending wars, and bringing peace to the world."

~ Rhonda Byrne

About Nicole

I’m Nicole Thomson, a wife, mom, teacher, author, and founder of The Fulfilled Classroom.

I’m on a mission to bring more joy and inspiration to teachers and learners through gratitude and mindfulness.

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