I showed them how to use the knives and yes, these are real steak knives.
We talked about safety and how to hold knives while using them.
To go slow and sit still. No getting off the chair with knives in our hands or sticking them up by your face ect. but to keep them on the board and pay attention to your work.
But then our talk started about how good tomatoes are for you. The smell and texture. What I use tomatoes for. How I preserve them for later use.
They really got into their work. You can see the concentration on their faces. They took their work very seriously. They also know that I mean business, if they don't follow the rules I take action and they are not allowed to do the project any more. This the greatest punishment of all. Taking something away that they enjoy.
We did this for 30 mins and we were done, LOL, to their disappointment. But then there is clean up.