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One of the lessons that contributes to the education of individuals who have national and cultural values as well as universal values such as tolerant, virtuous, healthy, honesty, responsibility, scientific, love and respect is Life Science Course on primary schools. Life Science course is one of the courses taught by students in primary schools and the main objective is to provide students with knowledge, skills and value. One of the highlighted values and skills in the 2018 Life Science Course Curriculum is Recognition of National and Cultural Values (Ministry of National Education, 2018). The aim of this study is to reveal the perceptions of third grade students about their national and cultural values. In this study, the perceptions of third grade students about national and cultural values are examined based on their opinions and drawings. The method was art-based research. 40 students (22 female and 18 male) participated in this study, which aimed to reveal the perceptions of third-year elementary school students on national and cultural values. In order to determine the participants, criterion sampling was used. In this research, which aims to reveal the perceptions of third-year elementary school students on national and cultural values, the findings were presented as two main themes: “Reflection of National and Cultural Values in drawings and written opinion” and “Characteristics of National and Cultural Values” and sub-themes under each theme.