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Find the Four Letter Word Hidden Between Two Words

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

'Find the Four Letter Word Hidden Between Two Words' 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 bath hidden between the two words below?

bat holder

 

Have you found it?!?

That’s right, it’s here:

bat holder

 

Bath

 

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

So it is made up of 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?

test armour

 

Did you find star?

 

Yellow star

 

It is hidden in a  _ _ / _ _ pattern.

So it is made from the last two letters of the first word and the first two of the second word.

test armour

 

 

 

 

Words can hide in three different patterns:

_ / _ _ _ 

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

red rage

_ _ / _ _

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

brave stag

_ _ _ / _

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

extra mile

 

 

Let’s make this more challenging now!

Can you find the hidden four-letter word in the entire sentence below?

 

It’s pie for tea.

 

 

The hidden word is fort in a _ _ _ / _ pattern.

It’s pie for tea.

 

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.

I'm glad you're here word detective!

 

We need your help to track down the word crew. 

 

It has sneakily hidden between the two words below.

 

Find the word and then select which letter pattern the word is hiding in.

 

Acre wood

 

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _

Oh no!  Another cunning word has hidden between the two words below!

 

This time it's the word blob.

 

crab lobs

 

Can you find the word for us and select which pattern it is hiding in?

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _

We've lost the word leaf and it's hiding between one of the pairs of words below! 

 

Can you try out the different letter patterns and find which pair of words the word leaf is hiding between?

 

Stale acre

Male after

Hall eater

Uh oh!

 

The word heat has been playing hide and seek and is hiding between one of the pairs of words below.

 

Can you help us find the word and select the two words that it's hiding between?

 

Wash eater

Church altar

Reach after

Another word has been playing hide and seek!

 

Who knew words could be so playful!

 

The word seat has hidden between one of the pairs of words below.

 

Can you find which pair?

Case after

Vase attack

Mass eagle

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

 

frame and

Meat

Mean

Heat

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

 

Came allow

 

Meat

Heal

Meal

Now we have a mystery four-letter word hiding between the two words below!

 

Can you find the mystery word and type it in below?

 

Crow order

Another mystery four-letter word is playing hide and seek!

 

Can you find the word and type it in below.

 

Leap layer

Hey word detective!

 

It's time to use your improved word finding skills to match the words below to the pairs of words that they are hiding between.

Column A

Column B

Peel
Grape elephant
Trap
Smug sausage
Mugs
Cart rapper
  • Question 1

I'm glad you're here word detective!

 

We need your help to track down the word crew. 

 

It has sneakily hidden between the two words below.

 

Find the word and then select which letter pattern the word is hiding in.

 

Acre wood

 

CORRECT ANSWER
_ _ _ / _
EDDIE SAYS
Hi word detective! Did you manage to find the word crew? This word is hiding in the last three letters of acre (cre) and the first letter of wood (w). If we join cre and w together, we get the word crew. This is a _ _ _ / _ pattern. Now you won't be able to read Winnie the Pooh's 'Hundred Acre Wood' without spotting the hidden word 'crew'!
  • Question 2

Oh no!  Another cunning word has hidden between the two words below!

 

This time it's the word blob.

 

crab lobs

 

Can you find the word for us and select which pattern it is hiding in?

CORRECT ANSWER
_ / _ _ _
EDDIE SAYS
Did you track the word down with your awesome detective skills? The word blob was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern. This means that it is made from the last letter of the word crab (b) and the first three letters of the word lobs (lob). If we put b and lob together, we get the word blob! Keep those sharp eyes of yours peeled for more hidden words!
  • Question 3

We've lost the word leaf and it's hiding between one of the pairs of words below! 

 

Can you try out the different letter patterns and find which pair of words the word leaf is hiding between?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Male after
EDDIE SAYS
Hey detective! Did your sharp eyes track down the sneaky word here? The word leaf was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between the words male and after. This uses the last two letters of male (le) and the first two letters of after (af). If we put le and af together, we get leaf! It's time to turn over a new leaf and try another question!
  • Question 4

Uh oh!

 

The word heat has been playing hide and seek and is hiding between one of the pairs of words below.

 

Can you help us find the word and select the two words that it's hiding between?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Wash eater
EDDIE SAYS
Here, the word heat was hiding between the words wash and eater. Maybe it wanted to keep them warm! This word was hidden in a _ / _ _ _ pattern, using the last letter of wash (h) and the first three letters of eater (eat). wash eater You can use your thumbs to cover up the outside letters of the words so that you can focus on four inside letters at a time,
  • Question 5

Another word has been playing hide and seek!

 

Who knew words could be so playful!

 

The word seat has hidden between one of the pairs of words below.

 

Can you find which pair?

CORRECT ANSWER
Vase attack
EDDIE SAYS
Did you track down the word seat? It had slyly slotted itself between the words vase and attack. It's hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern, using the last two letters of vase (se) and the first two letters of attack (at). vase attack Stay firmly on your SEAT as we have more words for you to track down!
  • Question 6

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

 

frame and

CORRECT ANSWER
Mean
EDDIE SAYS
The word mean had been hiding between the two words here. That's a bit mean of mean! This word was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern, using the last letter of scam (m) and the first three letters of and (and). frame and Remember to use your thumbs to focus on four letters at a time. You can write the word down on a piece of paper if you are using a touch-screen!
  • Question 7

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

 

Came allow

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Meal
EDDIE SAYS
Did you try out the different letter patterns to find the word here? The hidden word is meal and it's hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern. This uses the last two letters of came (me) and the first two letters of allow (al). came allow Keep your eyes alert for more hidden words!
  • Question 8

Now we have a mystery four-letter word hiding between the two words below!

 

Can you find the mystery word and type it in below?

 

Crow order

CORRECT ANSWER
Word
EDDIE SAYS
Hey detective! Now this was a challenge! The trick here is to try out all three letter patterns and use your thumbs to cover up the other letters so that you can focus on four letters at a time. The mystery word was word. This was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern by using the last letter of arrow (w) and the first three letters of order (ord). arrow order
  • Question 9

Another mystery four-letter word is playing hide and seek!

 

Can you find the word and type it in below.

 

Leap layer

CORRECT ANSWER
Play
EDDIE SAYS
Hey word detective! Did you manage to hunt down the hidden word here? The word was play and it's hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern. leap layer Keep trying out all three letter patterns to help you find the mystery words.
  • Question 10

Hey word detective!

 

It's time to use your improved word finding skills to match the words below to the pairs of words that they are hiding between.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Peel
Grape elephant
Trap
Cart rapper
Mugs
Smug sausage
EDDIE SAYS
Did you manage to match the words to their hiding places? The word peel was hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between grape and elephant. grape elephant. The word trap was hidden in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between cart and rapper. cart rapper And, mugs was hidden in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between smug and sausage. smug sausage Excellent word finding skills detective! Well done!
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