Fireworks, one of this weekend's main attractions, cause almost 10,000 injuries each year nationwide.
OSF Saint Francis ER Doctor Joanna Gardner said 40% of the injuries are to children 15 years old or younger.
Kids should watch from a safe distance and be supervised.
Gardner adds that kids should never throw or run when using sparklers.
"Sparklers burn at about 2,000 degrees, so I think a lot of people underestimate the heat of a sparkler and the potential to burn a child's hand or an adult hand," remarked Dr. Gardner.
Gardner said if you get a light burn run it under cold water, apply an antibiotic and dressing.
Seek medical attention if the burn is more severe or begins blistering.