(Disclosure: The following sponsored post was made available by Reese Brands. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Throughout the year, I discuss ways to make each day special with one’s children and how to be the best dad you can be. Despite our best efforts, life gets busy and time together gets slimmer and slimmer as the kids get older and involved in their own activities. Father’s Day is a great day to step back and plan to do something really special now that it’s warming up and there are so many wonderful outdoor activities.

Here are several ways to bond with your kids this weekend:

1. Go Camping
Bond while exploring the great outdoors! Whether you’re a frequent camper or a novice, don’t leave home without plenty of straps and bungees for securing camping items to your vehicle. Tents, coolers, water sports equipment and other camping equipment will still be attached and safe when you arrive at your camping destination.

The following video is provided by Reese Towpower in honor of dads and kids spending time together for Father’s Day.

2. Take a road trip
Pack up the car or RV and take a family road trip! If you planning last minute, think about where you can go for even a single night. Whether driving across the state or the country, make sure your trailer, ATV or boat is hitched securely using a REESE® Towpower™ tow hitch, made from solid no-weld construction for maximum strength and safety, you can relax and enjoy the trip knowing that your gear is safe and secure. Make sure to bring games, DVDs and snacks to keep the kids entertained on long car trips using the Highland REESE® Back Seat Activity Center, an all-in-one solution for daily outings or long road trips.

3. Go on a bike ride
There’s nothing like exploring a park or trail by bike. Take the family on a bike ride to a local park or trail and make memories along the way. If you have to drive to get to a park, rest assured your bikes are securely transported using a Highland REESE® Sportwing bike rack. The ultimate solution for carrying all types of bikes, their adjustable support cradles hold bikes by the wheels working with any style along with quick and easy loading.

4. Take a day trip to the beach or nearby lake
The water may still be a bit chilly, but the weather is just right or a day trip to the beach or your nearby lake. Despite your best packing efforts, there never seems to be enough room when it comes to beach trips, especially for floats and toys. Pack the essentials securely into Highland REESE® Rooftop basket carriers so that the kids won’t be cramped in the back seat.

5. Plan a cookout
If nothing else, plan to spend quality time over the grill. After dinner, if you have a firepit, roast a few marshmallows and sit back and relax.

Most of all, enjoy the day and enjoy special time with the family with best wishes from myself and the crew at ReeseBrands.