Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Fine Motor Skills meets Science Sunday: What's inside a pepper?

Take one two-and-a-half year old, one yellow bell pepper and one table knife and let the fun begin.

B loved this activity.  He got to cut the pepper open and explore how it smelt, tasted, felt, sounded and looked inside.  Holding the knife and playing with the small seeds are both fine motor skills activities.  "Yellow" was also the word of the day since it is one colour which he has problems identifying (usually with a yellow object it is "green" to B).  He cut, snapped, broke and (tried to) squish the pepper.  He cut it into ever smaller pieces and counted seeds.  He even noticed that it was wet when we cut it.  Not bad for one small vegetable!
And we even get to save the seeds to germinate with our older kids another time.


  1. What great observations by him. My kids love to explore things too. How high did he count?

    Thanks for linking up.

  2. B is only counting up to 10 at the moment (sort of, he kinda gets lost around 7ish) I sneak the odd counting thing like this in as he doesn't like it really!