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2014 Summer of Fun Bucket List

Dine and Dish 2014 Summer of Fun Bucket List Summer activities for kidsHi friends! Sorry for the silence around here lately. My parents have been visiting and we have been busy wrapping up the last few weeks of school! Today is the first day of our summer vacation, which happens to be my most favorite time of the year! We’ve had an awesome first day…if today is anything like how the rest of the summer is going to be, it’s going to be a great one!!

Like we do every year, my kids and I have come up with a list of activities we hope to get done before the summer is over. We always tend to overshoot just a bit, which is fine, but at least our list gives us some focus on those days where we may not have a clue as to what to do. I love the lazy days of summer, but I love also having our bucket list to go off of so we can make sure to have as much fun as possible in the next couple of months!

You can check out our 2013 Summer Bucket List here and our 2012 Summer Bucket List here. We always carry some favorite activities over from summer to summer. Make sure to follow our Summer of Fun Pinterest boards too to see things that might get added after today! Without further ado, here is our Dine & Dish 2014 Summer of Fun Bucket List!

Fireworks 2014

Fun at the Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City

Fair Food


SC Concert


  • Have lots of driveway firepits and s’mores making nights
  • Have a neighborhood parents against kids baseball game
  • Go to a Pro Baseball Game
  • Paint the Girls’ room
  • Create a hula hoop hideout
  • Teach kids how to make one new breakfast each week
  • Teach kids how to make one new snack each week
  • Write weekly letters to people
  • Go to Worlds of Fun

Family Ball Game


  • Make homemade sidewalk paint
  • Buy ice cream from the ice cream truck
  • Create a summer of fun music playlist with our favorite songs
  • Exercise for 30 minutes each day – whether it be dancing, walking, riding bikes…do something fun to move

That’s it for our 2014 Summer of Fun Bucket List! What are some of the fun things you want to do this summer?

For more summer fun inspiration, make sure to check out these other Summer Bucket List ideas!

How Sweet Eats Summer Bucket List (grown up style — love this list so much!)

100 Days of Summer from Mom Advice

Summer Bucket List by Uncommon Designs Online (love that this is created by a kid!)


I hope you all have a great, safe, happy and fabulous summer!!

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  1. Jennifer says:

    Love this list (and can’t wait for the parents vs. kids baseball game!)

  2. So much to do; so little time! I think I’ll be living vicariously through you. My list will be like Groundhog Day. Plan a garden. Dig up a garden. Plant in a garden. etc etc. I have a LOT of work to do in my yard this year if you can call some rock and some sod a yard. :)

  3. You make me so excited for school aged kids. This list is so wonderful- I especially love the road trip with no destination. PS I am ignoring the fact that Captain sundae isn’t on this list… ;-)

  4. Such a great list. Our town farmers market is opening this Saturday for the season and we will be there for sure. Love cooking with fresh ingredients.

  5. You’re back! Yay! :)
    Great list! Wish I could join you and the fam! Haha! Have a blast!!
    I cannot wait for strawberry and blueberry picking, those are def on my summer bucket list! I didn’t follow through with my list last year, but hopefully I will do better this year! Got to get working on my list!

  6. We are going to camp overnight at Shawnee Mission Park.

    Let me know when you play flash light tag. That was my favorite game.

  7. I love your bucket list! Between you and Jessica (How Sweet) I am totally excited to make a Summer bucket list for my family. My kids would love to spend the Summer at your house. How about two more boys?? Hee! Can you believe my kids still have one month left of school?!

  8. I love this post Kristen. We make a list every summer too for the same reason. Time goes all too quickly….

  9. Inspired by your list from last year, I am currently working on our Summer Bucket List! I love it!
    We want to go to the Omaha Zoo too – I’ve heard it’s amazing!
    Yay to Summer!

  10. I love this list! After reading this last year you inspired me to do a smaller version with my son. He is 9 this year, and we are going to have to come up with another fun list. Great for him, and me during the summer!

  11. Love this list!!! Will you be my mom?

  12. Love this! Sounds like a very fun summer ahead! :)

  13. Love this Kristen. So wishing we were out of school. We don’t get out until the 25th of June here in Southern California. Wishing for the long summer days. Love your list!

  14. How cute is this! I love the idea of a summer bucket list! :)

  15. I love your list full of fun stuff from big to small and everything in between. And you know? It’s got me thinking. I way too task oriented these
    days. Now I am curious what I am going to come with for myself once I get started. See I am having fun already. Thank you.

  16. I LOVE your summer bucket list, Kristen! We made our first one last summer and it was so fun to see all that we fulfilled! Wishing you and your beautiful family the most joyful, fun summer! xo

  17. Sounds like y’all are going to have a great summer…I want to come and be in your family!

  18. I love this! You’re going to be busy this summer, can’t wait to see your fun unfold.


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