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Word detective we need your skills.  Some of our sneaky words have run away and are hiding among other words.  With your help, we hope we can track them down.

 

Can you find the word bath hidden between the two words below?

bat holder

 

Have you found it?!?

That’s right, it’s here:

bat holder

 

This word is hidden in a _ _ _ / _ pattern.

So it is made up of the last three letters of one word and the first letter of the next word.

 


 

 

Let’s try another:

Can you find a four-letter word hidden between the two words below?

test armour

 

Did you find star?

 

It is hidden in a  _ _ / _ _ pattern.

So it is made from the last two letters of the first word and the first two of the second word.

test armour

 

Star

 

 

Words can hide in three different patterns:

_ / _ _ _ 

The last letter of the first word and the first three letters of the second word.

red rage

_ _ / _ _

The last two letters of the first word and the first two letters of the second word.

brave stag

_ _ _ / _

The last three letters of the first word and the first letter of the second word.

extra mile

 

Let’s make this more challenging now!

Can you find the hidden four-letter word in the entire sentence below?

 

It’s pie for tea.

 

 

The hidden word is fort in a _ _ _ / _ pattern.

It’s pie for tea.

 

Pssstt!! Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:

Try covering all of the letters that you’re not looking at with your thumbs.  Move along the sentence so that you only see four letters at a time.


 

Now it’s time for you to be a hidden word detective and hunt down those sneaky words! Good luck and don’t forget to look out for the patterns.

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