Involving the kids in a garden project first requires the appropriate outfitting. Here are four kid-sized wellingtons to withstand the dirt and the bugs and the mud.
Above: Aurélie Lécuyer's children in colored Aigle rain boots after building a chicken coop in their backyard in Nantes. See our post on House Call: Aurélie Lécuyer in France; photograph via Le Dans La.
Above: The Kids' Barbour Wellington Gardening Boots are available in three different colors for $79 from J.Crew Crewcuts.
Above: The lace-up Thurloe Kids Rain Boot is styled like a combat boot with a full rubber sole; $80 per pair of garden boots from Piperlime.
Above: Aigle's Lolly Pop Boot is lined in a removable jersey cotton fabric and available in five different colors; $59 from Zappos.
Above: Hunter's classic Kids Rubber Boots come in eleven color options; $75 from Hunter.
Above: Recommended to us by a reader, Danish company Bisgaard's Gumboots are available in six different colors; $54.95 from Billy Lou.
N.B.: This is an update of a post originally published August 23, 2012.