Are the kids tired of regular hot dogs and mashed potatoes/fries? Here is what my dad always did with that problem:)
Cut your hot dogs in half.
Then cut trough them in the middle, but not all the way. About as much length as shown in the picture.
Then turn on the side, and repeat. Here is to show how it's cut.
The ends should be like this:)
Now throw them in a frying pan:)
Serve with mashed potatoes or fries :) have fun :D