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Find the 4 Letter Word Hidden Between 2 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 4 Letter Word Hidden Between 2 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?

 

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.

You're just in time word detective!

 

A sneaky four-letter word has hidden between the two words below!

 

Can you use the three different letter patterns to find the four-letter word?

 

Scar dinner

Not again!

 

Another sly four-letter word has been playing hide and seek.

 

Can you track down the word?

 

Lunch angle

 

Another word from the four-lettered family has hidden between two words.

 

Can you find it?

 

Spin kick

 

Another mystery four-letter word has hidden between the two words below.

 

Can you track the word down and type it in below?

 

Cane attach

We've had a right old word mix up here!

 

Three four-letter words have hidden among different pairs of words.

 

Can you match the misbehaving four-letter words to the words that they are hidden between?

Column A

Column B

Mane
Doormat egg
Feel
Woman echo
Mate
Safe elephant

Hey word detective!

 

You're so good at finding those pesky hidden words that they've decided to find bigger hiding places!

 

The word scar is hidden between two words in the sentence below. 

Jack owns this car.

This time the word dove has hidden somewhere in the sentence below. 

 

 

We need you to track down the word.

Beth jumped over Tom.

The word hand has joined in the game of hide and seek! 

 

 

Which 2 words is hand hiding between?

He likes to laugh and smile.

Can you find the word wear hiding in the sentence below?

I think we are great!

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

 

The word sand is hidden somewhere in the sentence below.

 

I play with bats and balls.
  • Question 1

You're just in time word detective!

 

A sneaky four-letter word has hidden between the two words below!

 

Can you use the three different letter patterns to find the four-letter word?

 

Scar dinner

CORRECT ANSWER
Card
EDDIE SAYS
Did you manage to track down the hidden word? The word was card and it was hiding between the last three letters of scar (car) and the first letter of dinner (d). This is a _ _ _ / _ pattern. scar dinner Top tip - use your thumbs to help you focus on four letters at a time, by covering up the other letters in the words.
  • Question 2

Not again!

 

Another sly four-letter word has been playing hide and seek.

 

Can you track down the word?

 

Lunch angle

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Hang
EDDIE SAYS
Are you getting the hang of this letter detective... get it? Did you spot the word hang hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern? This word uses the last letter of lunch (h) and the first three letters of angle (ang) to make the word hang. lunch angle Look after those thumbs detective, as we need them to focus on these words!
  • Question 3

Another word from the four-lettered family has hidden between two words.

 

Can you find it?

 

Spin kick

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Pink
EDDIE SAYS
It's a bit dangerous for the word to be hiding between a spin and a kick! The word pink was hidden in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between spin and kick. This meant that it used the last three letters of spin (pin) and the first letter of kick (k). If we put pin and k together we get pink! spin kick It's time to spin into the next question! Keep your eyes peeled for hidden words.
  • Question 4

Another mystery four-letter word has hidden between the two words below.

 

Can you track the word down and type it in below?

 

Cane attach

CORRECT ANSWER
Neat
EDDIE SAYS
Hey word detective! Did you identify the word neat here? This was hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between the two words. It's made from the last two letters of cane (ne) and the first two letters of attach (at). cane attach Neat work! Keep using those three letter patterns to track down these sneaky words.
  • Question 5

We've had a right old word mix up here!

 

Three four-letter words have hidden among different pairs of words.

 

Can you match the misbehaving four-letter words to the words that they are hidden between?

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Mane
Woman echo
Feel
Safe elephant
Mate
Doormat egg
EDDIE SAYS
How many words did you track down detective? The word mane was hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between the words woman and echo. woman echo The word feel was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between safe and elephant. safe elephant The word mate was hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between doormat and egg. doormat egg I'm not sure what a doormat egg is! Maybe a baby doormat comes out of it?!
  • Question 6

Hey word detective!

 

You're so good at finding those pesky hidden words that they've decided to find bigger hiding places!

 

The word scar is hidden between two words in the sentence below. 

CORRECT ANSWER
Jack owns this car.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find scar? It was hidden in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between the words this and car. this car Top tip - work your way across the sentence by placing your thumbs and fingers over some the words to let you focus on four letters at a time. Try out all three letter patterns between all of the words in the sentence until you find the hidden word.
  • Question 7

This time the word dove has hidden somewhere in the sentence below. 

 

 

We need you to track down the word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Beth jumped over Tom.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you try out the different letter patterns to find the word here? The word dove is hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between the words jumped and over. It uses the last letter of jumped (d) and the first three letters of over (ove). jumped over Who knew words loved to play hide and seek so much?
  • Question 8

The word hand has joined in the game of hide and seek! 

 

 

Which 2 words is hand hiding between?

CORRECT ANSWER
He likes to laugh and smile.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you hunt down the word hand? It is hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between 'laugh and 'and'. laugh and Using your fingers or thumbs to focus on four letters at a time will give you a HAND in answering the questions.
  • Question 9

Can you find the word wear hiding in the sentence below?

CORRECT ANSWER
I think we are great!
EDDIE SAYS
The word wear was hiding bang in the middle! Did you find it? The word was hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between we and are. we are Keep your eyes and fingers are ready for the next sneaky hidden word!
  • Question 10

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

 

The word sand is hidden somewhere in the sentence below.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
I play with bats and balls.
EDDIE SAYS
This time the word was hidden in a _ / _ _ _ pattern. This pattern seems to come up quite a lot! We use the last letter of bats (s) and the first three letters of and (and) and push them together to make sand. bats and Excellent word finding skills today detective! We'll need your help again soon.
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