This is a book in my collection of American Holiday books. This would be a fun book to read and have them talk about fireworks and what independence means. I would use this with a 1st or second grade class. Then for an activity I would take toilet paper rolls, cut slits half way up the tube and bend them outwards. When you dip them in paint and put them on paper they look like fire works. I could do multiple writing things with this collection of books.