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.