Indonesian society deals with a decline of patriotism. Foreign culture comes in with Access 4.0 influencing young generation rapidly. People start leaving traditional arts as an eastern cultural heritage. One of the examples is that many people do not know the legendary story of the origin of Reog Ponorogo but the dance. Early childhood education is one of the important agents to preserve Indonesia’s cultural heritage. One of them is done through Wayang Golek Reog Ponorogo. Wayang golek is an acculturation of West Java and East Java cultures. It comes from Priangan arts in West Java, whereas here, wayang golek is created with the legend of the origin of Reog Ponorogo. Containing authentic Indonesian arts, Wayang Golek Reog Ponorogo provides an advantage as a Learning Medium of Patriotism Character Education. This medium has two functions of character education, namely (1) the introduction of Indonesian cultural arts, namely Wayang Golek Reog Ponorogo as one of Indonesia’s wealth and (2) the developed manuscript story contains many character values that can be interpreted by the audience. This medium is expected to be one of the learning media innovations for early childhood in increasing patriotism of Indonesian people.
Keywords: Wayang Golek Reog Ponorogo, patriotism, early age children, culture