The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Affordable pricing from £10/month

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

 

Lorr_    

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

 

Smil_  

Which letter is missing from the start of this word? Use the image as a clue.

 

_iger

Which letter is missing from the start of this word? Use the picture as a clue.

 

_rame

Which of the following letters could complete the following word? Click all of the possible options.

 

Slee_

t

m

p

b

Which of the following letters would complete the following word? Click the correct answer.

 

Brus_

r

h

a

l

Which of the following letters could begin the following word? Click all of the correct options.

 

_eight

h

t

n

w

Match the missing end letters to the start of each word to make real words.

Column A

Column B

Foo
n
Garde
p
Shin
t
Lam
y

Match the missing starting letters to the end of each word.

Column A

Column B

T
rail
L
ettle
A
adder
K
pples

Which one letter can be added to the front of all of these words to make new words?

 

_ear

_ard

_es

  • Question 1

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

 

Lorr_    

CORRECT ANSWER
y
EDDIE SAYS
Our missing letter here is y! Why is it y? lorr + y = lorry
  • Question 2

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

 

Smil_  

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
This time our missing letter is e. smil + e = smile That picture made me happy ... and hungry!
  • Question 3

Which letter is missing from the start of this word? Use the image as a clue.

 

_iger

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
This missing letter is t. t + iger = tiger Fun fact: You can also have a 'liger', which is a cross between a lion and a tiger! I wouldn't want to mess with one of those!
  • Question 4

Which letter is missing from the start of this word? Use the picture as a clue.

 

_rame

CORRECT ANSWER
f
EDDIE SAYS
This time the missing letter is f. f + rame = frame That frame would look better with a picture of a liger in it!
  • Question 5

Which of the following letters could complete the following word? Click all of the possible options.

 

Slee_

CORRECT ANSWER
t
p
EDDIE SAYS
Here we had two possible letters. Both t and p can complete the word. slee + t = sleet. This is really thin snow that isn't good enough for snowman building! slee + p = sleep. Most of us are very good at doing this! Try to say the word aloud with each of the letter options and see which words sound real.
  • Question 6

Which of the following letters would complete the following word? Click the correct answer.

 

Brus_

CORRECT ANSWER
h
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is h as brus+h = brush We often get the letters h or t after an s.
  • Question 7

Which of the following letters could begin the following word? Click all of the correct options.

 

_eight

CORRECT ANSWER
h
w
EDDIE SAYS
w+eight = weight. This was nice to spot, as the 'eight' sound still sounds the same in the new word. h+eight = height. This was trickier to spot, as it sounds different to the original 'eight' sound. Keep up the hard work!
  • Question 8

Match the missing end letters to the start of each word to make real words.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Foo
t
Garde
n
Shin
y
Lam
p
EDDIE SAYS
Foo + t = foot Garde + n = garden Shin + y = shiny Lam + p = lamp Try to write the words down to check if they look real or not.
  • Question 9

Match the missing starting letters to the end of each word.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

T
rail
L
adder
A
pples
K
ettle
EDDIE SAYS
t + rail = trail l + adder = ladder a + pples = apples k + ettle = kettle It's like trying to get the final letter in a game of hangman!
  • Question 10

Which one letter can be added to the front of all of these words to make new words?

 

_ear

_ard

_es

CORRECT ANSWER
Y
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter for all three words is y! Why is it y? y + ear = year y + ard = yard y + es = yes
---- OR ----

Sign up for a £1 trial so you can track and measure your child's progress on this activity.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started
laptop

Start your £1 trial today.
Subscribe from £10/month.