October 2016 Visiting Teaching Idea: The Family is Ordained of God

It’s October! We won’t discuss how close Christmas is…I’ll just jump right in to this month’s cute Visiting Teaching idea. 🙂 This month’s message is once again centered around family, and, as always, it is such a wonderful message. I usually awhile narrowing down what I am going to share for my idea, and this month wasn’t any different. At first I was going to share something about the family being the central ‘piece’ of Heavenly Father’s plan (attached to Reese’s Pieces), but then I was talking to my sister and we were discussing how it states several times about the family being the ‘basic unit’. This caught both of our eyes when we read the message, so we decided to use that for this month’s idea. I hope you like it!

The Family is Ordained of God

At first my sister thought of giving rulers, and then I said, ‘What about cute measuring spoons?’. We both loved the idea! Really, you could us any type of item that has to do with measurements (ruler, measuring cups, etc.).  I decided to go with measuring spoons, and found these cute tiny measuring spoons at a local grocery store.


October VT idea

The measurements on the spoons say ‘Smidgen,’ ‘Pinch,’ and ‘Dash.’ I have seen some really cute measuring spoons at Michael’s before too. With the weather cooling down, I also thought you could give your sisters a container of Hot Chocolate and a tablespoon.



To go along with your spoons or ruler, I created 4 printable quote cards (link below) that have quotes and scriptures from this month’s message.

I printed mine onto brown Kraft cardstock. I love the look of the tags printed on kraft cardstock! I punched a hole at the top of each card, and then tied them to the spoons with some cute red and white twine.


Would you like to use my October 2016 VT printables for your sisters this month? Just click the link below to print. My download includes 2 sets of my quote cards. Just download and print, easy peasy!


Click HERE to print my October 2016 VT Printables!


I hope you enjoy this month’s idea, and use it for Visiting Teaching this month. If you do I would love to know, so be sure to leave me a comment OR post a picture on my Facebook page or tag me on Instagram.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day.



Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥


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  1. What a fun idea! I love it. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity!

  2. Karen

    I love this idea!!! Thank you!

  3. Patti

    Aloha Chrissy,
    Thank you for a wonderful idea. I’m sure it could only have come from a baker to another…tee see.
    Love the great idea which I’m using.

    1. Thank you, Patti. I’m so glad to hear that you like my idea. And yes, I do love to bake. ?

  4. Hope

    Love new ideas, thanks!

  5. Sarah

    Such a Fun idea, I love it, thanks for sharing.

  6. Janine

    Thank you for such a fun printable with everything (message & creativity) measured just right!

    1. You are very welcome, Janine. I hope your sisters enjoy the printables. ?

  7. Netta Jarrett

    Oh my goodness! Now I wished that I hadn’t done my Visiting Teaching?!?!?! Your idea is so sweet. I appreciate you sharing your God-given talent with us less talented/creative sisters.

    1. Thank you, Netta, for your sweet comment. I really enjoy creating VT printables for others, and hope the ladies that receive them like them as well. 🙂 You’ll have to stop by next month.

  8. Annabelle

    What a great idea! I am a newly called RS President and I love your blog, thanks for sharing Sheena! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Annabelle! Congratulations on the new calling. It’s always a little scary, but exciting, when we receive a new one. A great opportunity to grow and learn.

  9. Dawn

    So cute!! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Deon

    Love this!! !Thanks I will totally be using it!!!!

    1. Thank you, Deon. Glad to hear that you like the idea and plan on using it. Hope your sisters enjoy it. 🙂

  11. Marianne

    Very lovely idea. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  12. Lori

    Thank you for sharing your talents with us. I loved this idea! I used the measuring spoons and light brown card stock hand out. I also added a small decorated sugar cookie, in a tan treat bag, tied in with the spoons and tags. I was really happy with the way they turned out.I’m not tech savvy and truly appreciate having something cute and modern to give the sisters I teach.Thanks again for sharing your ideas with us.

    1. Thank you, Lori, for taking the time to leave me a comment. I love that you also gave a sugar cookie, I’m sure your VT sisters loved it. Thank you again for the comment. I always love to hear if people use my printables. 🙂

  13. Kelly Elmore

    My mother and I use your ideas every month and love them. I was wondering if you had a November one ready. Thank you

    1. Hi Kelly! I have an idea for November week 1, but not any other ideas yet. I am hoping to post a couple this week. 🙂 Thanks so much for the comment.