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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.

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

 

Try out the three different patterns below to help you find the word and type it in below.

 

_ _ _ / _
_ _ / _ _
_ / _ _ _

 

Hire very

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

 

The alarm

 

Try out all of the letter patterns to find the sneaky hidden word below.

 

Type the word in the box below.

 

Smile ants

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

 

What kind of pattern is it hiding in?

 

Sudden train

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _

There is a word sneakily hiding between the two words below.

 

Which pattern is this word hiding in?

 

Fame angle

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _

The word farm is sneakily hiding between one of the pairs of words below.

 

Can you track down the word farm and select which pair of words it's hiding between?

 

Reef tree

Elf army

Car meet

Oh no!

 

Our words have been causing trouble again!

 

The word hair has sneakily hidden between two of the words below.

 

Can you track it down and select which pair of words it's hiding between?

 

Clean park

Fresh arty

Church airy

We need your urgent help word detective!

 

The word when has sneakily hidden itself between two of the words below.

 

Can you find which words it's hiding between?

Flew hens

Blow heart

Crow hello

Another troublesome four-letter word has been playing hide and seek again!

 

Can you find the hidden four-letter word and type it in below?

 

Remember to try out all three-letter patterns.

 

Made skin

 

One more misbehaving word to find and then our hidden word mission is complete!

 

Which four-letter word can you find hiding between the two words below?

 

Elbow land

 

  • Question 1

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

 

Try out the three different patterns below to help you find the word and type it in below.

 

_ _ _ / _
_ _ / _ _
_ / _ _ _

 

Hire very

CORRECT ANSWER
Ever
EDDIE SAYS
Hey number detective! Did you find the sneaky hidden word? The hidden word was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between the two words. The last letter of hire (e) joins with the first three letters of very (ver) to make the word ever. hire very Top tip - Use your fingers to focus on four letters at a time to help you find the hidden word.
  • Question 2

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

 

The alarm

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Heal
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find that sneaky hidden word? The last two letters of the (he) join with the first two letters of alarm (al) to make the word heal. This is a _ _ / _ _ pattern. the alarm If you try out each letter pattern you will be able to find the missing word. Keep those eyes sharp, detective!
  • Question 3

Try out all of the letter patterns to find the sneaky hidden word below.

 

Type the word in the box below.

 

Smile ants

CORRECT ANSWER
Lean
EDDIE SAYS
Did you track down the hidden word here? This word lean was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern. The last two words of smile (le) join with the first two letters of ants (an) to make the word lean. smile ants
  • Question 4

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

 

What kind of pattern is it hiding in?

 

Sudden train

CORRECT ANSWER
_ _ _ / _
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find the hidden word here? The word was hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. The last three letters of sudden (den) join with the first letter of train (t) to make the word dent. sudden train
  • Question 5

There is a word sneakily hiding between the two words below.

 

Which pattern is this word hiding in?

 

Fame angle

CORRECT ANSWER
_ _ / _ _
EDDIE SAYS
Hi word detective! Did you find the hidden word here? The hidden word was mean and it was hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern. fame angle
  • Question 6

The word farm is sneakily hiding between one of the pairs of words below.

 

Can you track down the word farm and select which pair of words it's hiding between?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Elf army
EDDIE SAYS
Did you track down the word farm here? It was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between the words elf and army. elf army I knew I could count on you to hunt down these sneaky words!
  • Question 7

Oh no!

 

Our words have been causing trouble again!

 

The word hair has sneakily hidden between two of the words below.

 

Can you track it down and select which pair of words it's hiding between?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Church airy
EDDIE SAYS
Did you locate the sneaky word? The word hair was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between the words church and airy. The last letter of church (h) joins with the first three letters of airy (air) to make the word hair. church airy
  • Question 8

We need your urgent help word detective!

 

The word when has sneakily hidden itself between two of the words below.

 

Can you find which words it's hiding between?

CORRECT ANSWER
Flew hens
EDDIE SAYS
Did you hunt down the word when? This was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between the words flew and hens. flew hens Keep those eyes peeled for more hidden words!
  • Question 9

Another troublesome four-letter word has been playing hide and seek again!

 

Can you find the hidden four-letter word and type it in below?

 

Remember to try out all three-letter patterns.

 

Made skin

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Desk
EDDIE SAYS
Hey word detective! Did you manage to hunt down the hidden word? This word has been hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern. This means that we use the last two letters of made (de) and the first two letters of skin (sk). If we put de and sk together we get desk! You might even be working on a desk right now!
  • Question 10

One more misbehaving word to find and then our hidden word mission is complete!

 

Which four-letter word can you find hiding between the two words below?

 

Elbow land

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Bowl
EDDIE SAYS
The hidden word was bowl! Can you see that bowl is hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern as it uses the last 3 letters from elbow and the first letter from land. elbow land Excellent word finding skills detective! I bet you're great at playing hide and seek!
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