The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Affordable pricing from £10/month

Find the Hidden Four Letter Word

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

'Find the Hidden Four Letter Word' 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 amongst 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?

 

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.

Which word is hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between the two words below?

 

Type in the word below.

 

Flea frog

 

A four-letter word is hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between the two words below.

 

Type in the word.

 

Miss hips

Which four-letter word is hiding between the two words below? Try out all three of the patterns to help you.

 

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _

 

Skid ship

Ship

Kids

Tree

Which four-letter word is sneakily hiding between the two words below?

 

Try out all of the letter patterns to help you find the word.

 

Care stop

 

Care

Rent

Rest

Match the pairs of words below to their hidden four-letter word.

Column A

Column B

Ever yes
very
Care also
real
Mate amps
team

Type in the four-word that's sneakily hiding between the two words below.

 

Remember to try out all three-letter patterns. 

 
 _ _ _ / _
 _ _ / _ _ 
_ / _ _ _

 

Trip eggs

Type in the four-letter word that is hiding between the two words below.

 

Use your detective skills and try out all of the letter patterns.

 

Rake ends

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

 

King ring

 

Which pattern is the hidden word below hiding in?

 

Sandra kept

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _

Match the words below to their hidden words.

Column A

Column B

Panda rent
dare
Rolled over
dove
Caves team
vest
  • Question 1

Which word is hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between the two words below?

 

Type in the word below.

 

Flea frog

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Leaf
EDDIE SAYS
Hi word detective! Did you spot the word leaf sneakily hiding between those two words? The last three letters of flea (lea) join with the first letter of frog (f) to make the word leaf. flea frog
  • Question 2

A four-letter word is hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between the two words below.

 

Type in the word.

 

Miss hips

CORRECT ANSWER
Ship
EDDIE SAYS
Did you use your detective skills to find the hidden word? As the word was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern, we need to use the last letter of miss (s) along with the first three letters of hips (hip) to make the word ship. miss hips You can use your fingers to cover up the letters that you don't need and focus on the pattern.
  • Question 3

Which four-letter word is hiding between the two words below? Try out all three of the patterns to help you.

 

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _

 

Skid ship

CORRECT ANSWER
Kids
EDDIE SAYS
Did you try out all three letter patterns to help you find the word here? This word was hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. The last three letters of skid are kid and the first letter of ship is s. If we put kid and s together we get the word kids. skid ship
  • Question 4

Which four-letter word is sneakily hiding between the two words below?

 

Try out all of the letter patterns to help you find the word.

 

Care stop

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Rest
EDDIE SAYS
Hey word detective! Did you try out all of the patterns to find the hidden word here? The word rest was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between the two words. The last two letters of care are re and if we join these to the first two letters of stop, which are st, we get the word rest. care stop
  • Question 5

Match the pairs of words below to their hidden four-letter word.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Ever yes
very
Care also
real
Mate amps
team
EDDIE SAYS
Hi word detective! Did you find some of our matches here? The word very was hidden in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. ever yes The word real was hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern. care also The word team was hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern. mate amps Use your fingers to help you focus on four letters at a time to help you find those sneaky hidden words.
  • Question 6

Type in the four-word that's sneakily hiding between the two words below.

 

Remember to try out all three-letter patterns. 

 
 _ _ _ / _
 _ _ / _ _ 
_ / _ _ _

 

Trip eggs

CORRECT ANSWER
Ripe
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find the cheeky hidden word here? The hidden word ripe was hidden in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. The last three letters of trip are rip and the first letter of eggs is e. If we put rip and e together, we get the word ripe. trip eggs Top tip - use your fingers to block the other letters out so that you can focus on four letters at a time to see if they make a word.
  • Question 7

Type in the four-letter word that is hiding between the two words below.

 

Use your detective skills and try out all of the letter patterns.

 

Rake ends

CORRECT ANSWER
Keen
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the sneaky hidden word here? The word keen was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern. The last two letters of rake are ke and the first two letters of ends are en. If we join ke and en we get keen. rake ends Use those fingers to help you focus on four letters at a time. This is a good finger exercise!
  • Question 8

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

 

King ring

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Grin
EDDIE SAYS
If you spotted the word grin you might have a big grin on your face right now! This word was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern. The last letter of king is g and this combines with the first three letters of ring, which are rin. g and rin join to make grin. king ring
  • Question 9

Which pattern is the hidden word below hiding in?

 

Sandra kept

CORRECT ANSWER
_ _ / _ _
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the hidden word here? The hidden word was rake. Can you see which pattern this is hiding in? The word rake is made from the last two letters of Sandra (ra) and the first two letters of kept (ke). Sandra kept Keep trying out those patterns to hunt down those hidden words!
  • Question 10

Match the words below to their hidden words.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Panda rent
dare
Rolled over
dove
Caves team
vest
EDDIE SAYS
How many matches did you find detective? dare was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern. panda rent dove was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern. rolled over vest was hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. caves team Excellent word finding detective!
---- 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.