Before the end of each school year, I ask students to bring in items to fill beach pails to take home for the summer. Students and parents LOVE this and it's an excellent way to start their vacation. :)
The list is created for 22 students but you can edit the amount and items needed to fit your classroom. For coloring books, I will sometimes have a few extra on hand just in case I have too many girl themed ones and I also use it to identify the boy/girl buckets.
Normally, I will have parents volunteer to purchase the pails for the class but you can purchase a bundle of the 9 inch pails off of Amazon or get them at Walmart.