# 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.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Hidden Word

Difficulty level:

### 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

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.

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.

Hi again detective! I'm glad you're here as those pesky four-letter words are playing hide and seek again.

The word best is hiding somewhere in the sentence below. Help us to track down the word and underline the two word that best is hiding between.

His robe stood out from the rest.

This time the word mean has decided to join in the game!

Underline the two words below that mean is hiding between.

Let\'s go home and bake.

Can you find the word rein in the sentence below? Underline the two words that it's hiding between.

All the bags were in the boot.

This time the word wasp has hidden in the sentence below. Can you select the two words that wasp is hiding between? Remember to try out all three letter patterns.

Jackie was petrified yesterday.

Jackie was

was petrified

petrified yesterday

Which two words is the word soft hiding between in the sentence below?

Roses often smell nice.

Roses often

often smell

smell nice

Your next challenge is to find a mystery four-letter word hidden in the sentence below.

It's time for another mystery four-letter word! Work your way across the sentence to find the word.

The toy was hidden.

Which mystery four-letter word can you find hiding in the sentence below?

Use your improved detective skills to find the mystery four-letter word that's sneakily slotted itself in the sentence below.

There isn't enough earth.

It's time to find the final word.

This time, you need to underline the two words that have a mystery four-letter word hiding between them.

The dog rolled over.
• Question 1

Hi again detective! I'm glad you're here as those pesky four-letter words are playing hide and seek again.

The word best is hiding somewhere in the sentence below. Help us to track down the word and underline the two word that best is hiding between.

His robe stood out from the rest.
EDDIE SAYS
Hey detective! Did you find best? This word was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between robe and stood. His robe stood out from the rest. Make sure you try out all three letter patterns between each pair of words.
• Question 2

This time the word mean has decided to join in the game!

Underline the two words below that mean is hiding between.

Let's go home and bake.
EDDIE SAYS
It was a bit mean of mean to hide! Mean was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between 'home' and 'and'. Let's go home and bake. You can use your fingers and thumbs to help you focus on four letters at a time.
• Question 3

Can you find the word rein in the sentence below? Underline the two words that it's hiding between.

All the bags were in the boot.
EDDIE SAYS
Hey detective! This time we had a _ _ / _ _ pattern. Rein is made from the last two letters of were (re) and the first two letters of in (in). All the bags were inthe boot. Keep your eyes alert for more hidden words!
• Question 4

This time the word wasp has hidden in the sentence below. Can you select the two words that wasp is hiding between? Remember to try out all three letter patterns.

Jackie was petrified yesterday.

was petrified
EDDIE SAYS
Could you see wasp? It's not something I usually like to see! This word was sneakily hidden between was and petrified. It uses the last three letters of was (was) and the first letter of petrified (p). was petrified
• Question 5

Which two words is the word soft hiding between in the sentence below?

Roses often smell nice.

Roses often
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find soft? The word was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between roses and often. roses often Prepare yourself for the next challenge...
• Question 6

Your next challenge is to find a mystery four-letter word hidden in the sentence below.

Down
EDDIE SAYS
Now this was a challenge as we had no idea what the hidden word was! This means that we have to work our way across the sentence, trying out all three letter patterns between each pair of words until we see a hidden word. The hidden word was down and it was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between Dad and owned. Dad owned
• Question 7

It's time for another mystery four-letter word! Work your way across the sentence to find the word.

The toy was hidden.

Wash
EDDIE SAYS
This word was hiding at the end of the sentence! Did you find it? The word was hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between was and hidden. The toy was hidden Keep your eyes alert for more hidden words.
• Question 8

Which mystery four-letter word can you find hiding in the sentence below?

Rage
EDDIE SAYS
The word was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between your and age. What is your age. Top tip --> use your fingers to help you focus on four letters at a time.
• Question 9

Use your improved detective skills to find the mystery four-letter word that's sneakily slotted itself in the sentence below.

There isn't enough earth.

Hear
EDDIE SAYS
The sneaky word was hear. Can you see it? It's hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between enough and earth. enough earth Keep your detective vision ready for one final mission!
• Question 10

It's time to find the final word.

This time, you need to underline the two words that have a mystery four-letter word hiding between them.

The dog rolled over.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find the hidden word here? The mystery word was dove and it was hidden in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between rolled and over. rolled over Well done for your excellent word finding today detective! You've mastered your skills.
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