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Find the Missing Letter to Complete the Word

In this worksheet, students will identify the missing letter(s) needed to either finish or begin a word.

'Find the Missing Letter to Complete the Word' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Insert a Letter

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Hi, letter detective. Are we pleased to see you!  

You’ve guessed it. We have another challenge we need your help to solve.  Are you ready? 

 

Here are the first two letters of a word:

 

ba __

 

What could the last letter be?

 

We could use g to make bag, or a t to make bat.

 

      

 

Can you think of any other options?


 

Here are the last two letters of a word:

__ en

 

What could the first letter be?

 

We could use t to make ten, or h to make hen.

 

                      

 

We can’t use proper nouns, such as names, as answers. So we couldn’t use for Ben, for example.

 

Can you think of any other options for this question?

 

Now let’s try one more:

Which of the following letters could complete the word below? (There may be more than one answer!)

 

par __

 

b          k          t          l

 

The correct answers are and t.

 

The letter k would make park and t would make part.


Now it’s your turn to find the missing letters in the questions on the next pages. Enjoy the hunt!

 

Goo(_) luc(_)!

 

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the picture as a clue.

He_    

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the picture as a clue.

Be_ 

Which letter would complete the following word?

 

Ca_ 

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the picture as a clue.

 

Ca_ 

Which letter is missing from the word below? Use the picture as a clue.

 

Pi_ 

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the picture as a clue.

 

Do_ 

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the image as a clue.

 

Ar_ 

Which letter is missing from the following word? Use the image as a clue.

 

Ca_ 

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the image as a clue.

Mu_ 

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the image as a clue.

 

Ba_ 

  • Question 1

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the picture as a clue.

He_    

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
Well... this question was nicely 'laid' out wasn't it letter detective? The missing letter is n. He + n = hen
  • Question 2

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the picture as a clue.

Be_ 

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
Did this one keep you buzzzzzzy? The missing letter is e. Be + e = bee Starting to fly through this now letter detective.
  • Question 3

Which letter would complete the following word?

 

Ca_ 

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get that purrfectly correct letter detective? The missing letter is t. Ca + t = cat
  • Question 4

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the picture as a clue.

 

Ca_ 

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
Well, letter detective, we need to take our hat off to you, you are making great progress here, let's keep going! The missing letter is p Ca + p = cap
  • Question 5

Which letter is missing from the word below? Use the picture as a clue.

 

Pi_ 

CORRECT ANSWER
g
EDDIE SAYS
What a cute little piglet. I wonder where his Mum is? She isn't a little piglet, she's a full sized pig! The missing letter is g. Pi + g = pig
  • Question 6

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the picture as a clue.

 

Do_ 

CORRECT ANSWER
g
EDDIE SAYS
What a tail you will have to tell letter detective! The missing letter is g. Do + g = dog
  • Question 7

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the image as a clue.

 

Ar_ 

CORRECT ANSWER
m
EDDIE SAYS
Did you need a hand with this one letter detective? The missing letter is m. ar + m = arm
  • Question 8

Which letter is missing from the following word? Use the image as a clue.

 

Ca_ 

CORRECT ANSWER
r
EDDIE SAYS
You're a long way along the road to becoming a fully qualified letter detective. How did you do with this one? Did you pass the test? The missing letter is r. ca + r = car
  • Question 9

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the image as a clue.

Mu_ 

CORRECT ANSWER
g
EDDIE SAYS
That picture is making me a bit thirsty, it's nearly time for a tea break. Just one more to go, letter detective, let's keep on going! The missing letter is g. mu + g = mug
  • Question 10

Which letter would complete the following word? Use the image as a clue.

 

Ba_ 

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
You flew through that letter detective, and now you have our permission to go put your feet up and have a nap! The missing letter is t. ba + t = bat
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