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Identify the HIdden Word in a Sentence

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

'Identify the HIdden Word in a Sentence' 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 sail hidden between the two words below?

serious ailment

 

Have you found it?!?

That’s right, it’s here:

serious ailment

 

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

So it is made up of the last letter of one word and the first three letters of the next word.

 

Sail Boar

Let’s try another:

Can you find a four-letter word hidden between the two words below?

the attack

 

Did you find heat?

 

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.

the attack

 

 

Words can hide in three different patterns:

_ / _ _ _

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

tough elders

_ _ / _ _

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

drab lesson

_ _ _ / _

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

war memorial

 

Let’s make this more challenging now!

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

“What a superb ornament!” exclaimed Jessica. 

 

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

“What a superb ornament!” exclaimed Jessica.

 


 

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.

 

The word they has sneakily slotted itself between the two words below.

 

The young

 

Which pattern is the word hiding in?

_ / _ _ _

_ _ / _ _

_ _ _ / _

Another word has been playing hide and seek! 

 

This time the word sand is hiding between the two words below.

 

Mats and

 

 

Which pattern is it hiding in?

_ / _ _ _

_ _ / _ _

_ _ _ / _

The four-letter word bath has hidden itself between one of the pairs of words below.

 

Which pair of words is bath hiding between?

Herb attack

Bat house

Bill boat

Now the word meat has joined in the game of hide and seek!

 

Which pair of words is it hiding between?

Tame attack

Fame allow

Game animal

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

 

Can you find the word and type it in below?

 

Much earth

Another mystery four-letter word has joined in the hiding game!

 

Can you find the word hiding below?

 

Hero people

Not again!

 

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

 

We need you to track down the word that is hiding!

Hates toys

We have a new mission for you detective.

 

This time the sneaky hidden words have found bigger hiding places! 

 

The word show is hidden somewhere in the sentence below.

 

We need you to find the word and underline the two words that show is hiding between.

He knows how to ski.

This time the word desk has hidden in the sentence below.

 

Can you hunt down the word and underline the two words that it's hiding between?

 

Jack and John made skis.

Your final task is to find the word hero hiding in the sentence below.

 

Underline the two words that it's hiding between.

A bird flew on the roof.
  • Question 1

The word they has sneakily slotted itself between the two words below.

 

The young

 

Which pattern is the word hiding in?

CORRECT ANSWER
_ _ _ / _
EDDIE SAYS
Hey detective! Did you manage to find the word they? This word was hidden in the last three letters of the (the) and the first letter of young (y). This is a _ _ _ / _ pattern. the young Keep your eyes peeled for more hidden words!
  • Question 2

Another word has been playing hide and seek! 

 

This time the word sand is hiding between the two words below.

 

Mats and

 

 

Which pattern is it hiding in?

CORRECT ANSWER
_ / _ _ _
EDDIE SAYS
This picture makes me feel all warm and summery! Did you manage to track down the word sand? It's hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern, using the last letter of mats (s) and the first three letters of and (and). bats and Top tip - try out all three letter patterns until you find the word. You can use your fingers to help you focus on four letters at a time.
  • Question 3

The four-letter word bath has hidden itself between one of the pairs of words below.

 

Which pair of words is bath hiding between?

CORRECT ANSWER
Bat house
EDDIE SAYS
Hey detective! Did you manage to track down the word bath here? Bath was hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between bat and herd. bat herd Children normally hide from their baths, not the other way around!
  • Question 4

Now the word meat has joined in the game of hide and seek!

 

Which pair of words is it hiding between?

CORRECT ANSWER
Tame attack
EDDIE SAYS
Did you track down the word meat? This was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between the words tame and attack. tame attack Prepare yourself to find more mystery hidden words!
  • Question 5

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

 

Can you find the word and type it in below?

 

Much earth

CORRECT ANSWER
Hear
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find our sneaky hidden word? The word was hear and it was hidden in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between much and earth. It used the last letter of much (h) and the first three letters of earth (ear). much earth Remember to try out all three letter patterns until you find a hidden word.
  • _ _ _ / _
  • _ _ / _
  • _ / _ _ _
  • Question 6

Another mystery four-letter word has joined in the hiding game!

 

Can you find the word hiding below?

 

Hero people

CORRECT ANSWER
Rope
EDDIE SAYS
Did those detective eyes of yours spy the mystery word? The word was rope and it was hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern, using the last two letters of hero (ro) and the first two letters of people (pe). If we put ro and pe together we get the word rope. hero peel
  • Question 7

Not again!

 

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

 

We need you to track down the word that is hiding!

Hates toys

CORRECT ANSWER
Test
EDDIE SAYS
Who on earth would hate toys?! The hidden word was test and this was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern. hates toys Right detective, you are ready for your next mission. Prepare yourself for a challenge.
  • Question 8

We have a new mission for you detective.

 

This time the sneaky hidden words have found bigger hiding places! 

 

The word show is hidden somewhere in the sentence below.

 

We need you to find the word and underline the two words that show is hiding between.

CORRECT ANSWER
He knows how to ski.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you track down the word show? This was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between knows and how. knows how Keep using those three letter patterns to find the words. Top tip - you can use your fingers to cover up letters so that you can focus on four letters at a time.
  • Question 9

This time the word desk has hidden in the sentence below.

 

Can you hunt down the word and underline the two words that it's hiding between?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Jack and John made skis.
EDDIE SAYS
This time the word desk was hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between made and skis. If we put de and sk together, we get the word desk. Can you feel your word detective skills improving by the second?
  • Question 10

Your final task is to find the word hero hiding in the sentence below.

 

Underline the two words that it's hiding between.

CORRECT ANSWER
A bird flew on the roof.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you use your heroic skills to find hero? Our word was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between the and roof. the roof. Great word hunting today detective. I knew I could count on you.
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