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Spot the Word Hiding in the Sentence

In this worksheet, students will find hidden four-letter words which are stretched over the gaps between two words.

'Spot the Word Hiding in the Sentence' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Hidden Word

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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 aced hidden between the two words below?

face down

 

Have you found it?!?

That’s right, it’s here:

face down

 

 

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

So it is made from 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?

mad owner

 

Did you find down?

Down Arrow

 

It is hidden in a _ / _ _ _ pattern.

So it is made from the last letter of the first word and the first three of the second word.

mad owner


 

Words can hide in three different patterns:

_ / _ _ _

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

big angle

_ _ / _ _

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

tax education

_ _ _ / _

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

globes turn

 

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.

The word army is hidden between the two words below.

 

Can you find it?

 

Alarm you

 

Which pattern is the word hiding in?

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _

The word bear is hidden between the two words below.

 

Can you find it?

 

Crab earth

 

 

What kind of pattern is the word hiding in?

 

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _

The word east is hidden between the two words below.

 

peas toast

 

 

 

What pattern is the word hiding in?

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _

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

 

Hint: The word is hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern

 

Flea church

 

 

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

 

Hint: The word is hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern.

 

Bath attack    

 

There is a four-letter word hiding between the two words below. 

 

Hint: The word is hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern.

 

Skin goal

 

Use your detective skills to find the word and type it in below.

 

 

There is a four-letter word hiding between the two words below. 

 

Hint: It is hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern.

 

Hot reef

Which of the four-letter words below is hiding between these two words?

 

Glad year

 

Year

Lady

Stay

Which of the four-letter words below is hiding between these two words?

 

Remember to try out all three possible patterns.

 

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _ 

 

Twin deer

Hind

Wing

Wind

Which of the following four-letter words is hiding between the two words below?

 

Remember to try out all three patterns.

 

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _

 

Hope near

Open

Hope

Pena

  • Question 1

The word army is hidden between the two words below.

 

Can you find it?

 

Alarm you

 

Which pattern is the word hiding in?

CORRECT ANSWER
_ _ _ / _
EDDIE SAYS
Hi there word detective! Did you find the word army? This word is hiding in the last three letters of the word alarm and the first letter of the word you. This is a _ _ _ / _ pattern. alarm you
  • Question 2

The word bear is hidden between the two words below.

 

Can you find it?

 

Crab earth

 

 

What kind of pattern is the word hiding in?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
_ / _ _ _
EDDIE SAYS
Did you hunt down the word bear? The word is hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern with the last letter of crab and the first three letters of earth. crab earth
  • Question 3

The word east is hidden between the two words below.

 

peas toast

 

 

 

What pattern is the word hiding in?

CORRECT ANSWER
_ _ _ / _
EDDIE SAYS
Did you use your detective skills to find the hidden word here? The word east is hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between the two words. It is made from the last three letters of peas and the first letter of toast. peas toast
  • Question 4

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

 

Hint: The word is hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern

 

Flea church

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Each
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find the word detective? If we use the last two letters of flea (ea) and the first two letters of church (ch) we get the word each. flea church How are you doing letter detective?
  • Question 5

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

 

Hint: The word is hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern.

 

Bath attack    

 

CORRECT ANSWER
That
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find the hidden word here detective? The last two letters of bath are th and the first two letters of attack are at. If we put th and at together we get the word that. bath attack Just take your time. Remember if you need to, you can use your fingers to only show 4 letters at a time!
  • Question 6

There is a four-letter word hiding between the two words below. 

 

Hint: The word is hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern.

 

Skin goal

 

Use your detective skills to find the word and type it in below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
King
EDDIE SAYS
Did you use the hint here to help you find the word? If we use the last three letters of skin (kin) and the first letter of goal (g) we get the word king. skin golf
  • Question 7

There is a four-letter word hiding between the two words below. 

 

Hint: It is hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern.

 

Hot reef

CORRECT ANSWER
Tree
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find the word tree? The last letter of hot (t) adds to the first three letters of reef (ree) to make the word tree. hot reef
  • Question 8

Which of the four-letter words below is hiding between these two words?

 

Glad year

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Lady
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find the hidden word here? The last three letters of the word glad (lad) join with the first letter of the word year (y) to make the word lady. This word was hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. glad year
  • Question 9

Which of the four-letter words below is hiding between these two words?

 

Remember to try out all three possible patterns.

 

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _ 

 

Twin deer

CORRECT ANSWER
Wind
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the word wind here? This word was hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. The last three letters of twin are win and the first letter of deer is d. win joins with d to make wind twin deer
  • Question 10

Which of the following four-letter words is hiding between the two words below?

 

Remember to try out all three patterns.

 

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _

 

Hope near

CORRECT ANSWER
Open
EDDIE SAYS
Can you see the word open hiding between the two words? The last three letters of hope (ope) and the first letter of near (n) make the word open. hope near Excellent word hunting skills detective! Well done, that's another activity completed!
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