“I Tried Something New” Printable Stickers

by Wendy Copley on April 8, 2010


We’re on a big Jamie Oliver kick around these parts. Zach and I watched his English Ministry of Food program last year and it inspired a lot of discussion about why we eat the way we eat, how we can change it and — for lack of a better word — the morality of telling other people what they should and shouldn’t put in their bodies.  The “we’s” in that sentence being both our family and Americans as a whole. Needless to say, I was excited when Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution debuted on American TV a few weeks ago. We have been watching it with Wyatt and it’s interesting to see how viewing it with our picky-ish eater is adding to and changing the previous discussions we had about what Jamie is trying to accomplish. I’m still tossing a lot of those ideas around in my head and I’d like to write more about them, but in the mean-time I had something to share with you all.

The second episode of  the Food Revolution (you can watch it on Hulu) featured what I consider to be a brilliant idea: encourage kids to try new foods by giving them a congratulatory sticker when they taste an unfamiliar food. It’s such a simple idea, but one that could actually be pretty effective in our house. So I decided to get busy and make a few stickers for the resistant little non-tryer of new foods in our house.

I made three themes: kittens, pink stars and robot. Check them out below:

I tried something new!

Kitten I tried something new — Download PDF

I tried something new!

Pink Stars I tried something new — Download PDF

I tried something new!

Robot I tried something new — Download PDF

If you need help figuring out how to print and punch these out, see the instructions for the printable marmalade canning labels I featured a few weeks ago.

And, if you end up using these stickers, I’d love to hear about how they work out! Shoot me an email or leave me a comment below so I can send people over to your blog to see the labels in action!

I feel like I should say something Jamie-ish and inspirational now. How about:

Viva la Revoltion, bro-tha!

Or how about:

This is just lovely and brilliant, my darlings!


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  • Brilliant, love! I'm enjoying Jamie's revolution too. His sayings make me smile and the message he's spreading is awesome. Wonder if my 18-year-old would eat asparagus if I promised him a sticker? I finally suckered hubby and daughter into liking them. Tonight I'm trying them shaved raw in a salad. Sneaky, huh?

  • I love it! Trying different preparations of new foods is such a good idea and one that I often forget to do. I kind of want to try asparagus shaved into a salad myself now.

  • The stickers are great! Wyatt's shirt is really cute too.

  • madebymegs

    I am totally in love with the robots…super cool! I am not American, but I do believe Jamie Oliver is doing a great thing. Awesome post today 🙂

  • We have been watching the show too. I love your stickers! Great idea for making changes at home!

  • Anne

    Awww look at that little face! I love Wyatt's expression 😛

  • Amy

    What a great idea- and the stickers turned out too cute!

  • Love those! Good work, Wendy!

    I think my favorite quote of Jaime Oliver's Food Revolution is when he said “I'm not going to cook you a lettuce!”. LOL He is really too yummy and adorable for words!

  • Ha ha! That line stuck with us too. Now every time I make a salad I say, “I'm cooking you a leh-us!”

    Also, what's so wrong with him cooking a lettuce?

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  • Awesome idea Wendy–I think I might be inspired to make some “I listened to Mommy” stickers–my toddler has been really testy lately! And Jamie's show has been really great–that's awesome that you're watching it with your son!

  • jill

    Thank you so much, I love the stickers! I haven't caught Jamie Oliver's show yet, might be off to Hulu to watch what I've missed so far. A few months ago, I made a “food passport” for my two boys. Everytime they tried a new food, I stamped their book and wrote in the food and the date. Giving the sticker sounds easier and immediate, thanks!

  • Shannon

    Can I ask how you watched Ministry of Food? I'm in the US too. I can't find it online and my library can't find a copy to inter-library loan. I'm worried if I buy it off Amazon, it won't work in my VCR anyway (aren't they different from country to country?).

  • Shannon

    I love cooked lettuce and the only reason I tried it is because I saw the recipe in a Jamie Oliver cookbook, lol!

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  • kim

     Love this idea and your blog!

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    Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to edit articles something
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    back in a bit, thanks for the great article.

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