What's the real difference between folk tales and fairy tales. Whats the best wau to discuss it with second graders? I know that folk tales are usually passed down tales by word of mouth and teach you a lesson. Fairy tales is a story usually written for children that involve magic and fantacy. Is there anymore about fairy tales and folk tales i should be discussing? I am about to begin a unit on folk tales using the book Stone Soup. Any suggestions beside making stone soup in the classroom? Thanks for your help!