A previous ward of mine handled "assignments" for the kids - talk, prayer, scripture, etc by handing each child an envelope with their assignment card. It was a big deal to get an "envelope" during opening exercises! So I tailored some assignment cards I saw on Susan Fitch's website HERE (I seriously LOVE her work!) to fit our ward. I thought I'd share even though it's not really singing time related...
Download my document HERE.
Here's a similar version that just combines the opening & closing prayer assignments (you'd circle the one you need) and it includes an Article of Faith assignment:
Download this document HERE.
I've also created individual sheets in case your ward only wants to assign out one item in advance and then ask for volunteers the day of:
Find all of these HERE.
Once cut and filled out, each assignment is placed in an envelope with the assigned child's name written on it and placed in our primary's mailbox found here:
Then as part of opening exercises, we'd "check the mail" and pass out the next week's assignments. At the time, our primary spotlighted a child each week in opening exercises and the spotlighted child got to deliver the mail. It was seriously SO fun and SO simple! The mailbox also contains other things like birthday gifts, Relief Society flyers, and anything that could be considered "announcements."
Our primary presidency also decided that it would be nice to have the current month's scripture taped to the podium so the child who was assigned to read the scripture had it right there in front of them. So I typed up 2015's scriptures for each month so each scripture fits on a half sheet of paper. They will be able to fit into a half-size sheet protector. The sheet protector will be taped to the podium but the scripture papers inside can easily slide in and out with each new month.
Download each of these HERE.
Anyway, a NEW year with a few NEW changes coming to our primary :).