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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.

I'm glad you're here detective! 

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

Try out the three different letter patterns to track down the sneaky word.

 

The noise

 

Another four-letter word has been playing the hiding game!

Find the four-letter word hidden between the two words below.

 

Undo oranges

 

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

Smile apples

Can you find the mystery four-letter word hidden between these two words?

 

Sea mast

We've had a serious word mix up below! Three four-letter words have hidden among different pairs of words.

 

Can you match the sneaky four-letter words to the pairs of words which they are hiding between?

Column A

Column B

Undo
Come along
Meal
Around oysters
Real
Were always

Now that you're so good at finding these hidden words, they've found bigger hiding places!

 

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

 

Can you find the word sear and underline the two words that it's hiding between?

 

The house around the corner is haunted.

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

 

We need you to track down the word and underline the two words that it's hiding between.

 

 

Students who arrive late are told off.

The word reap is hidden in the sentence below.

 

Can you underline the two words that reap is hiding between?

It was made more apparent.

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

Underline the two words that it's hiding between.

 

The pianist was playing a tune.

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

 

The word will is hidden somewhere in the sentence below. Underline the two words that it's hiding between.

 

A new illness spread around the town.
  • Question 1

I'm glad you're here detective! 

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

Try out the three different letter patterns to track down the sneaky word.

 

The noise

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Then
EDDIE SAYS
Did you track down the hidden word? The word then was hidden between the two words in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. This uses the last three letters of the (the) and the first letter of noise (n). the noise
  • Question 2

Another four-letter word has been playing the hiding game!

Find the four-letter word hidden between the two words below.

 

Undo oranges

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Door
EDDIE SAYS
Did you see the word hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern? This uses the last two letters of undo (do) and the first two letters of oranges (or). If we put do and or together, we get door. undo oranges Remember that you can use your fingers and thumbs to help you focus on four letters at a time.
  • Question 3

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

Smile apples

CORRECT ANSWER
Leap
EDDIE SAYS
I've never seen a smiling apple, have you? The hidden word was leap and it was hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern. We use the last two letters of smile and the first two letters of apples. smile apples Let's LEAP into the next question!
  • Question 4

Can you find the mystery four-letter word hidden between these two words?

 

Sea mast

CORRECT ANSWER
Seam
EDDIE SAYS
Hey word detective! Did you find the word seam in a _ _ _ / _ pattern here? sea mast A seam is the stitching on your clothes where two pieces of material are sewn together. Can you find one at the bottom of your top?
  • Question 5

We've had a serious word mix up below! Three four-letter words have hidden among different pairs of words.

 

Can you match the sneaky four-letter words to the pairs of words which they are hiding between?

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Undo
Around oysters
Meal
Come along
Real
Were always
EDDIE SAYS
How many words could you match up detective? The word undo was hidden in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between around and oysters. around oysters The word meal was hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between come and along. come along The word real is hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between were and always. were always Keep your eyes peeled for more hidden words...
  • Question 6

Now that you're so good at finding these hidden words, they've found bigger hiding places!

 

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

 

Can you find the word sear and underline the two words that it's hiding between?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
The house around the corner is haunted.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find sear here? This was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between the words house and around. The house around the corner is haunted. Sear is another word for burn. People often accidentally sear food on the barbecue over the summer!
  • Question 7

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

 

We need you to track down the word and underline the two words that it's hiding between.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Students who arrive late are told off.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you try out the different letter patterns to find the word here? Tear is hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between late and are. Students who arrive late are told off. Are you as good at playing hide and seek as these words?
  • Question 8

The word reap is hidden in the sentence below.

 

Can you underline the two words that reap is hiding between?

CORRECT ANSWER
It was made more apparent.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find reap? This was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between more and apparent. It was made more apparent. The word reap is another word for harvesting and gathering a crop.
  • Question 9

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

Underline the two words that it's hiding between.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
The pianist was playing a tune.
EDDIE SAYS
Wasp was hiding right in the middle! Did you find it? It was hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between was and playing. The pianist was playing a tune. Don't get too close to the wasp!
  • Question 10

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

 

The word will is hidden somewhere in the sentence below. Underline the two words that it's hiding between.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
A new illness spread around the town.
EDDIE SAYS
This time the word was hidden in a _ / _ _ _ pattern. We use the last letter of new (w) and the first three letters of illness (ill) and push them together to make will. A new illness spread around the town. Thanks for all of your amazing word hunting today! We couldn't have done it without you.
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