Introduction: Character education for children today is very important to improve. One of the efforts to improve children's character education is through folklore. The purpose of this study is to describe the inculcation of educational values in Folklore from Surabaya as a supporter of character learning in elementary schools.
Methods: Research on planting educational values in folklore from Surabaya to Support Character Learning is a qualitative descriptive study. The research approach used in this study is pragmatic. In the pragmatic approach, it is related to benefits or utility as stated by Horatius. A pragmatic approach is an approach that sees literary works as a medium to convey certain goals to the reader. These goals can be in the form of goals that have to do with education, morals, politics, religion, or other goals.
Results: The approach in this study refers to the educational value in Folklore from Surabaya which consists of nine stories. Sawunggaling Folklore contains several character values, namely, persistence, love for the homeland, and responsibility. The Kalimas legend contains the character values of mutual cooperation, the spirit of nationalism (nationalism), and love for the homeland. The Story of the Origin of Ketintang Village contains the character of caring, responsibility, mutual cooperation, persistence, and perseverance, tolerance, hard work, creativity, and independence. The fairy tale of Jaka Dolog is a fairy tale with the theme of the need for honesty. Ki Ageng Jangrana who rebelled against the Dutch was a form of nationalism, responsibility, and self-sacrifice character values. In Folklore from Surabaya, religious values are found in the stories of Ki Ageng Brondong and Sunan Ampel.
Conclusion: Folklore originating from Surabaya contains educational values that can be adopted by teachers to support student character education.