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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

 

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?

 

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

 

Star

 

 

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.

We need your help to track down the word near. It has sneakily hidden between the two words below. 

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

 

Children early

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _

Uh oh! Another sneaky word has hidden between the two words below! This time it's the word hand, what pattern is it hiding in?

Than dogs

 

_ _ _ / _

_ _ / _ _

_ / _ _ _

We've lost the word hope 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 hope is hiding between?

 

cough end

though open

through over

This time the word raft is messing around and has hidden between one of the pairs of words below.

Can you find raft and select the two words that it's hiding between?

 

soft afloat

pour after

self team

The word bang is hiding between one of the pairs of words below. Can you find which pair?

trap angle

lamb annoy

crab angle

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

Kiss Andy

Hand

Sand

Band

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

 

Smug sailor

hugs

bugs

mugs

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

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

 

Sarah's lipstick

Lipstick

Another mystery four-letter word is playing hide and seek! Can you find and identify the word? 

 

Floors lower

Right detective...it's time to put your word finding skills to the test. 

Match the words below to the pairs of words that they are hiding between.

Column A

Column B

Four
Crab eater
Slay
Mass layers
Beat
Leaf ours
  • Question 1

We need your help to track down the word near. It has sneakily hidden between the two words below. 

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

 

Children early

CORRECT ANSWER
_ / _ _ _
EDDIE SAYS
Hi detective! Did you manage to find the word near? This word is hiding in the last letter of children (n) and the first three letters of early (ear). If we join n and ear together, we get the word near. This is a _ / _ _ _ pattern. children early
  • Question 2

Uh oh! Another sneaky word has hidden between the two words below! This time it's the word hand, what pattern is it hiding in?

Than dogs

 

CORRECT ANSWER
_ _ _ / _
EDDIE SAYS
Did you use your fantastic detective skills to track down the word here? The word hand was hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. This means that it's made from the last three letters of the word than (han) and the first letter of the word dogs (d). If we put han and d together, we get the word hand! Keep your eyes peeled for more hidden words!
  • Question 3

We've lost the word hope 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 hope is hiding between?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
though open
EDDIE SAYS
Oh no! We can't lose hope! Hope was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between though and open. This uses the last letter of though (h) and the first three letters of open (ope). If we put h and ope together, we get hope. I HOPE you like the next question!
  • Question 4

This time the word raft is messing around and has hidden between one of the pairs of words below.

Can you find raft and select the two words that it's hiding between?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
pour after
EDDIE SAYS
Here the word raft was hiding between pour and after. Can you see it now? pour after It's hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern. Remember that you can use your fingers and thumbs to help you focus on four letters at a time.
  • Question 5

The word bang is hiding between one of the pairs of words below. Can you find which pair?

CORRECT ANSWER
crab angle
EDDIE SAYS
Did you track down the word bang? It had sneakily slotted itself between the words crab and angle. It's hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between the two words. crab angle I can feel your word detective skills improving by the second.
  • Question 6

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

Kiss Andy

CORRECT ANSWER
Sand
EDDIE SAYS
We had to ignore the capital A here and pretend it was a lower case a. The word sand is hiding between the two words in a _ / _ _ _ pattern. kiss Andy
  • Question 7

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

 

Smug sailor

CORRECT ANSWER
mugs
EDDIE SAYS
Can you see the hidden word mugs? This is hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. smug sailor Top tip --> you don't even need to read the two words you just have to go straight in and hunt for the hidden word.
  • Question 8

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

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

 

Sarah's lipstick

Lipstick

CORRECT ANSWER
Slip
EDDIE SAYS
Now this was more challenging! The trick here is to try out all the letter patterns (you can use your fingers to cover up the letters you don't need). The mystery word was slip. This was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern by using the last letter of Sarah's (s) and the first three letters of lipstick (lip). Sarah's lipstick
  • Question 9

Another mystery four-letter word is playing hide and seek! Can you find and identify the word? 

 

Floors lower

CORRECT ANSWER
Slow
EDDIE SAYS
Hey word detective! Did you track down the mischievous word here? The word was slow and it's hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern. floors lower Keep checking all three letter patterns to help you find the word.
  • Question 10

Right detective...it's time to put your word finding skills to the test. 

Match the words below to the pairs of words that they are hiding between.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Four
Leaf ours
Slay
Mass layers
Beat
Crab eater
EDDIE SAYS
How many pairs did you find detective! The word four was hidden in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between leaf and ours. leaf ours The word slay was hidden in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between mass and layers. mass layers The word beat was hidden in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between crab and eater. crab eater You're now a hidden word champ!
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